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NFL Playoff Schedule 2015: Seahawks-Packers for NFC Championship, Patriots-Colts for AFC Championship

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Everything you need to know about the Championship round of the 2015 NFL Playoffs.

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The Divisional round of the 2015 NFL Playoffs is now over, and next week's Championship round is set

NFC Championship Game

The No. 1 seeded Seattle Seahawks will host the NFC Championship game for the second straight year. The Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers last year to advance to the Super Bowl. This year, Seattle will need to beat the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks already beat the Packers in Seattle during the 2014 NFL regular season opener. The game wasn't really close, either: Seattle won by a final score of 36 to 16.

The Seahawks only lost one game at home in 2014 while the Packers finished with a 4-4 record in road games. Green Bay's four road wins came over teams that didn't make the playoffs: the Buccaneers, the Vikings, the Dolphins, and the Bears. Aaron Rodgers played well when it counted to beat the Cowboys but he was clearly affected by injury early on. The Seahawks' defense will be a big challenge.

Game Information:

Teams: (1) Seattle Seahawks versus (2) Green Bay Packers

Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game time: 3:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 18

Channel: FOX

AFC Championship Game

The New England Patriots are in the AFC Championship game for the fourth straight year. Bill Belichick's team will face the Indianapolis Colts this time around. The Patriots and Colts played in New England last year during the divisional round. New England won that game by a final score of 43 to 22. The Patriots also beat the Colts in Indianapolis during Week 11 of the 2014 regular season. That game finished with a final score of 42 to 20. The Colts will have their work cut out for them. Tom Brady and the Patriots are really hard to beat in Foxborough.

Game Information:

Teams: (1) New England Patriots versus (4) Indianapolis Colts

Location: Gillete Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game time: 6:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 18

Channel: CBS


Super Bowl XLIX

Sunday, February 1

NFC champion versus AFC champion (NBC, 6:30 p.m.)


There aren't necessarily any obvious rooting angles for Eagles fans. I imagine the Philadelphia wouldn't mind seeing the Patriots lose. The Eagles lost to both NFC teams during the regular season.