Half of the title picture is set for both the AFC and NFC conferences after Saturday's Divisional round games. The Ravens blew their 21-7 lead, falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-24. Joe Flacco completed just 16 of 30 passes, threw an interception and lost a fumble in Baltimore's meltdown loss.â†µ
The Steelers will now face the winner of the Jets/Patriots game, which takes place today at 4:30. If the Jets win, the Steelers would host the AFC title game, but if the favored Patriots win, Pittsburgh will head to Foxboro.â†µ
In the NFC, the Green Bay Packers dismantled the Atlanta Falcons - or what looked like the Falcons anyway. Atlanta actually held a 14-7 lead after Eric Weems returned a touchdown 102 yards - but that just seemed to piss the Packers off. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers went onto score 35 unanswered points, taking a commanding 42-14 lead before the Falcons scored again. Green Bay went on to win by a 48-21 margin. Rodgers was brilliant, completing 31 of 36 passes for 366 yards and 3 touchdowns while also rushing for a touchdown.â†µ
Green Bay will head on the road no matter who wins today's game in Chicago. The Seahawks will take on the Bears, with kickoff coming at 1 PM EST. The winner will host the Packers in the NFC title game.â†µ
So to recap, the NFL schedule for today and next weekend looks like this:â†µ
Seattle @ Chicago - 1 PM EST, televised coverage on FOX.
New York @ New England, 4:30 PM EST, televised coverage on CBS.
Sunday, January 23:â†µ
Green Bay @ Chicago/Seattle, 3 PM, televised coverage on FOX.
Pittsburgh vs. New York/New England, 6:30 PM, televised coverage on CBS.