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!