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NFL 2017 Conference Championship Games: An Open Thread

The final four.

NFL: AFC Divisional-Houston Texans at New England Patriots James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

And then there were four!

The 2016-17 NFL season is down to just three games. Four of this season’s best teams are still alive, and the Eagles beat two of them which is kind of fun, and also a little sad.

In any case, there should be two very good football games happening today, and as an added bonus the games will determine which teams play in the Super Bowl. What a day!

Sunday’s first game pits the red-hot Packers against the Falcons, who are very good at scoring points, possibly better than any team in the league. I hope this is a complete and total shootout. I hope both teams score 40 points. I hope the Falcons win, but I think the Packers will, which is okay too.

And in the evening matchup, we get the Steelers traveling the northeast to face the Patriots. The Patriots are so dang good at winning that it has to be boring for them at some point, and yet they keep doing it, so I guess not. I’d love to see the Steelers win this game, but I have a feeling Tom ‘Make America Deflate Again’ Brady pulls it out.

If you’d like to watch today’s games, here’s how you can do so:

How to watch Packers vs. Falcons


TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Time: 3:05 PM ET
Channel: FOX
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia


Per Bovada, the Falcons are the favorites.

Green Bay Packers +4 (+110)
Atlanta Falcons -4 (-130)


How to watch Steelers vs. Patriots


TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Time: 6:40 PM ET
Channel: CBS
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts


Per Bovada, the Patriots are the favorites.

Pittsburgh Steelers +6 (EVEN)
New England Patriots -6 (-120)


Note: This is an open thread for the Sunday playoff games. Feel free to discuss the games in the comment thread below!

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