Sunday’s NFL schedule features the two conference championship games, with the winners of both games facing off in two weeks in Super Bowl LI in Houston. First up, the NFC Championship, which kicked off mid-afternoon, with the Green Bay Packers visiting the Atlanta Falcons.
The game seemed to be over just after the Packers kicked off to the Falcons to start the game. Atlanta jumped out to a 10-0 lead by the end of the first quarter, extended it to 24-0 by halftime, and then added another touchdown to get to 31-0 in the third quarter before Green Bay could finally put points on the board. The points for the Packers did not matter much, however, as Atlanta immediately responded to make it 37-7 (with a missed extra point).
The Packers would score again to make it 37-15, with the two point conversion, but so would the Falcons, extending it back to 44-15. The Packers were able to add a final touchdown, but the game was never in doubt and eventually the teams started pulling starters. The Falcons won with a final score of 44-21.
Now, we know half of the Super Bowl matchup. This evening, the AFC Championship will provide us the second half, with either the Pittsburgh Steelers or New England Patriots earning their shot at the Lombardi Trophy.
Super Bowl LI
- Teams: Falcons vs. Steelers/Patriots
- Stadium: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
- Kickoff: 6:30 pm ET, Sunday, Feb 5
- TV Coverage: Fox
- Broadcasters: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
- Halftime Show: Lady Gaga
- Online Stream: Fox Sports Go