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NFL playoff schedule 2013: Game times for AFC and NFC Championships set for Sunday

The Falcons host the early game on Championship Sunday while the Ravens meet the Patriots in the late game. The Falcons are the only newcomer to Championship weekend this year.

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The Atlanta Falcons will have a chance to reach their first Super Bowl since the 1998 season when they host the San Francisco 49ers at 3 p.m. ET Sunday on FOX. The Falcons got their first playoff win with Matt Ryan at quarterback over the Seahawks last week and they are now looking to take the next step.

The 49ers reached the NFC title game by defeating the Green Bay Packers.


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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will provide a tough test for the Atlanta defense, as he was the ability to make big plays with his arm and legs. The Falcons faced a similar quarterback in Russell Wilson in the Divisional round, and struggled to stop him.

If Atlanta can get by the 49ers, they will get face the winner of New England and Baltimore in the Super Bowl. The Patriots host the Ravens in the nightcap on Sunday, with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m on CBS.

Those two teams met in the AFC Championship last season, with New England narrowly advancing.

NFC Championship: 49ers vs. Falcons | 3 p.m. ET | FOX | 49ers -3 | Georgia Dome

AFC Championship: Ravens vs. Patriots | 6:30 p.m. ET | CBS | Patriots -8 | Gillette Stadium