NFC Championship nuts and bolts
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
When: 3:05 p.m. ET
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews
Radio: Packers Radio Network, Seahawks Radio Network
Online streaming: FOX | Verizon NFL Mobile
Odds: The Seahawks are 7.5-point favorites according to OddsShark.
Packers blog: Acme Packing Company
Seahawks blog: Field Gulls
Well, this could be a hell of a lot of fun.
You've got the Seattle defense trying to get keep a wounded Aaron Rodgers in check. On the other hand, you've got a Seattle offense that really didn't excel down the stretch throughout that six-win run to end the season. It might well come down to who wins the rushing battle between Seattle's ground game and the Packers' rushing defense.
Prediction: Seattle 24, Green Bay 17
AFC Championship nuts and bolts
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
When: 6:40 p.m. ET
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Radio: Patriots Radio Network | Colts Radio Network
Online Streaming: Verizon NFL Mobile | CBS Sports
Odds: The Patriots opened up as 7-point favorites on most books, according to OddsShark.
Patriots blog: Pats Pulpit
Colts blog: Stampede Blue
For me, this one's a matter of whether or not you really buy Andrew Luck. A week ago, he helped dispatch the Broncos, although you'd certainly have to point to Peyton's physical state as a determining factor above all else. Today, there's no assists coming Indy's way. They head over to southeastern Massachusetts where the conditions will reportedly be pretty sloppy come game time. Can Andrew Luck establish his ascension into the top tier of NFL quarterbacks with a career victory today? It's just a matter of whether or not you really buy Andrew Luck...
Prediction: Indianapolis 34, New England 20