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NFL playoffs 2017 schedule: Conference Championship games feature elite QB match-ups

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The second biggest Sunday of the NFL season happens this weekend.

The Conference Championship games are set to kick off this Sunday in Atlanta and New England. These games will feature four of the league’s best quarterbacks in MVP favorite Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and Ben Roethlisberger.

Here’s a quick look at how the division round went down.

The Patriots easily handled the Texans on Saturday, setting the AFC Championship in Foxboro. They will host the Steelers, who beat the Chiefs on the foot of kicker Chris Bosworth and his 6 field goals.

The Falcons high powered offense took out the Seahawks and their beat up offensive line 36-20 on Saturday in what could have been the final game in the Georgia Dome, but it gets one more game due to the Packers taking down the number one seed Cowboys in a thriller.

A 21-3 Packers lead in the first half was eaten away at by the Cowboys to eventually become a 28-18 tie. Then with 1:33 remaining, Packers kicker Mason Crosby hit what seemed like a 56-yard game winning field goal. But the Cowboys had more in store. They drove into field goal range in less than a minute to tie it back up at 31-31 with a 51-yard Dan Bailey field goal.

With :35 seconds left, the Packers needed to once again drive into field goal range. Aaron Rodgers took the snap with :12 seconds remaining, rolled left, set up, and found Jared Cook along the left sideline for a ridiculous 36-yard catch, dragging his feet inbounds. The play put Crosby once again in position for a 51-yard field goal to win it. He nailed it as time expired and the Packers will head to Atlanta for what will be the final game in Georgia Dome history.

Here is the updated schedule:

Wild Card Round

GAME 1: Houston Texans 27, Oakland Raiders 14
GAME 2: Seattle Seahawks 26, Detroit Lions 6
GAME 3: Pittsburgh Steelers 30, Miami Dolphins 12
GAME 4: Green Bay Packers 38, New York Giants 13

Divisional Round

GAME 5: Atlanta Falcons 36, Seattle Seahawks 20
GAME 6: New England Patriots 34, Houston Texans 16
GAME 7: Green Bay Packers 34, Dallas Cowboys 31
GAME 8: Pittsburgh Steelers 18, Kansas City Chiefs 16

Conference Championship round

Sunday, January 22

Green Bay Packers (4) at Atlanta Falcons (2)

Time: 12:05 pm Pacific (3:05 pm ET)


Pittsburgh Steelers (3) at New England Patriots (1)

Time: 3:40 pm Pacific (6:40 pm ET)


Super Bowl

Sunday, February 5 -- Houston TX

AFC Champion vs NFC Champion

Time: 3:30pm Pacific (6:30 pm ET)