Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017
Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the AFC and NFC Championship games for this Sunday and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest.
NFC Championship Game
Green Bay @ Atlanta
All-time series: Green Bay leads 17-14
All-time playoffs: Green Bay leads 2-1
Last meeting: Atlanta defeated Green Bay 33-32 on October 31, 2016
EXTRA POINTS: Green Bay has won four of the last five against the Falcons … The Packers have won three of the last five games in the series played in Atlanta … Two of the last three games played between the two teams were decided by one point … Seven of the last 10 games in the series were decided by eight points or less … Green Bay has scored 25 or more points in four of the last five contests against the Falcons.
AFC Championship Game
Pittsburgh @ New England
All-time series: Pittsburgh leads the series 15-14
All-time playoffs: New England leads 3-1
Last meeting: New England defeated Pittsburgh 27-16 on October 23, 2016
EXTRA POINTS: New England has won three straight over the Steelers … The Patriots have won four of the last five games at home versus Pittsburgh … New England is 9-3 versus Pittsburgh since 2000 … Only two of the last 10 games in the series were decided by 10 points or less … New England has scored 23 or more points in seven of the last nine games against the Steelers.