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2017 NFL Playoffs: Conference Championship Schedule

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How can you watch today’s NFC and AFC Championship Games?

NFL: AFC Divisional-Houston Texans at New England Patriots David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

My apologies for the lack of action here on the site over the past couple of days. Yours truly is doing that wonderful relocation dance that I get to do every few years, which sort of inhibits my ability to do this sort of thing for now.

Today brings us two of the last three meaningful NFL games that we’ll be able to see in the 2016 NFL season, and after today we’ll know exactly what the matchup for Super Bowl LI in Houston is going to be. We have all of the ways you can keep track of the action right here.

Things are going to get underway today with the NFC Championship Game, and the final game in the history of the Georgia Dome. It will feature the Green Bay Packers going into Atlanta to take on the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons opened as a 5.5-point favorite in this one. . .for entertainment purposes only. . .and according to the SB Nation Odds page, that line has gone up to six points in most places.

How can you watch and/or follow the action in this one?

NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

  • Kickoff time: 2:00 PM Central time
  • Channel: FOX (KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities)
  • Play-by-Play Team: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
  • Weather: Indoors
  • Terrestrial Radio: National feed on Westwood One.
  • Satellite Radio: Packers on Sirius 81/XM 225, Falcons on Sirius 82/XM 82, Westwood One feed on Sirius 88/XM 88, en espanol on Sirius 157/XM 157.

That will be followed up by the 2017 AFC Championship Game from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. This one will feature the New England Patriots playing host to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The betting line on this one started with the home team as a 4.5-point favorite, and that line is now at about six as well. The Steelers won in the Divisional Round despite not scoring a touchdown. . .they’re likely not going to be able to repeat that against the Patriots.

AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

  • Kickoff time: 5:40 PM Central time
  • Channel: CBS (WCCO-4 in the Twin Cities)
  • Play-by-Play Team: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
  • Weather: 43 degrees, winds from NE at 10 MPH, 20% chance of rain
  • Terrestrial Radio: National feed on Westwood One.
  • Satellite Radio: Steelers on Sirius 81/XM 225, Patriots on Sirius 82/XM 82, Westwood One feed on Sirius 88/XM 88, en espanol on Sirius 157/XM 157.

There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. We’ll have Open Threads up for each of these games approximately half an hour before kickoff so you can discuss all of the action with your fellow Minnesota Vikings fans.