There are only three meaningful games left in the 2014 NFL season, and two of them will take place this Sunday, as the top seed in each conference will host the Conference Championship Games.
Things kick off in Seattle at 2:05 PM Central time with the Green Bay Packers traveling to CenturyLink Field to take on the defending world champion Seattle Seahawks. Seattle is favored in this one (for entertainment purposes only) by anywhere from seven to eight points, depending on where you look, with the over/under sitting between 46 and 47 points. The game will be broadcast on FOX, and you can stream it online using Fox Sports Go. If you're looking for the game on satellite radio, the Green Bay feed will be on XM Channel 225/Sirius Channel 93, while the Seattle feed will be on Channel 85 whether you have Sirius or XM. The national feed from Westwood One will also be on Sirius and XM Channel 88.
That will be followed by the AFC Championship Game at approximately 5:40 PM Central time, as the Indianapolis Colts travel to Foxboro to battle the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Again, the home team is favored, with the spread being between 6.5 and 7 points and the over/under sitting at 53.5. The game will be on CBS, and can be streamed online at CBSSports.com/AFCPlayoffs. If you want to find the game on satellite radio, the Indianapolis call is on XM 225/Sirius 93, with the New England call on Channel 85 on both your XM or Sirius dial. Also, the Westwood One feed will be on Channel 88.
Personally, I'm expecting both of the home teams to win on Sunday and advance to what will be a very compelling Super Bowl matchup in Glendale, AZ on 1 February.
We will have Open Threads for both of these games for your discussion pleasure, and those will fire up approximately half an hour before kickoff of each game. Hopefully we'll have a lot of you here to talk about these big matchups.