In case you somehow forgot today’s schedule—you didn’t forget the early game, because if you did, you’re not a Falcons fan and I don’t know how you wound up on this website, anyways, if you did forget—here it is.
The early game pits the Falcons against the Packers. Atlanta’s home, pretty healthy, and on fire, while Green Bay rides a huge winning streak and Aaron Rodgers into the matchup. I expect it to be close, but the way this Falcons team has been playing, I’m hoping they can make me seem foolish for that.
On the AFC side, you’ll see the Steelers against the Patriots. These teams have been major rivals throughout the Patriots’ dominant years, and while Pittsburgh has stumbled at odd times in 2016, they’re fully equipped to beat this New England team if the offense is rolling. New England is simply one of the best teams ever to do it, loaded with talent and playing at home, but they have faced a cupcake schedule in 2016...so who knows!
See you back here for the Falcons game, everyone.
Sunday, Jan. 22
NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 3:05 p.m., FOX
AFC Championship: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots, 6:40 p.m., CBS