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NFL: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time to find out who will be taking on the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans in the NFC and AFC championship games.

First, the Texans and Chiefs square off at 3:05 ET, before the Seahawks and Packers take the field at 6:40 ET.

Kansas City and Green Bay are both clear favorites at home, but as we saw on Saturday, anything can happen in the playoffs and games almost certainly are not played on paper. Many are now placing bets on the Chiefs to represent the AFC in the playoffs, but they’ll have to go through the AFC South’s top two teams to get there.

The Packers are 4-point favorites, and if they win they’ll have to travel to Santa Clara to face a 49ers squad that massacred them 37-8 in late November. If the Seahawks will, it’ll mark the third meeting between them and their NFC West rival ‘9ers, a game which they lost by mere inches in Week 17.

While neither one of yesterday’s games were particularly close finishes, I have a feeling that Sunday will bring us more close competition. I’ve personally got the Chiefs and Seahawks grabbing wins tonight, but I’ll be vociferously rooting against Kansas City from my couch.

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Here’s you open game thread. Who do you have winning the Super Bowl this year?