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NFL Playoff Schedule Set For AFC, NFC Championship Games

Following the New York Jets' 28-21 victory over the New England Patriots, the NFL playoff schedule for Championship weekend was settled. Both games feature rematches from the regular season.

The NFC Championship game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers is the early game, kicking off at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 23. The Bears (who host the game at Soldier Field) and the Packers split the season series. Chicago won the first game, 20-17, when Robbie Gould kicked a field goal with four seconds left. The Packers defeated the Bears, 10-3, in the final week of the regular season.

The AFC Championship game between the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Jets defeated the Steelers, 22-17, in Week 15. The Jets scored only one touchdown, a seven-yard run by Mark Sanchez, but there was also a Brad Smith 97-yard touchdown on a kickoff return. Jason Taylor added a safety toward the end of the game.

Championship weekend is shaping up to be an exciting time!