There are only four teams remaining with a shot to reach the Super Bowl. The New York Jets will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game (Sunday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. ET, CBS) and the Green Bay Packers will meet the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game (Sunday, Jan. 23, 3 p.m. ET, FOX). Here are quick looks at each matchup.
Jets At Steelers
New York has already defeated Indianapolis (Peyton Manning) and New England (Tom Brady) to get to this point. Now, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger awaits. The Jets believe in second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez.
"He beat Peyton head-to-head, and he beat Brady head-to-head," Edwards said. "Last year he beat Philip Rivers and Carson Palmer. People want to talk about Mark as him being a weak link at one point, but when we get in critical situations, he's beaten everybody."
Not that the Jets are ever intimidated, but they can also be bouyed by the fact that they defeated the Steelers in Pittsburgh during the regular season, 22-17. The Steelers are three-point favorites in the early line.
Packers At Bears
How cool is this matchup for an NFC Championship Game? Two of the most storied franchises in NFL history meeting for the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. The Packers edged the NFC North champion Bears, 10-3, in the final weekend of the regular season to earn a playoff berth as a wild-card team. Now, they are red-hot coming off victories over Philadelphia and Atlanta in their first two playoff games, and are listed as three-point favorites to defeat the Bears and reach the Super Bowl.