The NFL playoff schedule for 2014 is nearing its conclusion, with four teams remaining and only one week left to decide who will be traveling to New Jersey for the Super Bowl.
After an exciting wild card weekend that included a 28-point comeback in one game and a number of nail-biting finishes in others, the divisional round of the NFL playoffs was a bit more anticlimactic. All four of the games were not in much doubt as they neared the conclusion, with only two of them decided by a score or less.
The NFL playoff schedule for 2014 now moves along to the conference championship round.
AFC Championship Game
New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos
Sunday, January 19 at 3 pm from Mile High Stadium in Denver
Broadcast on CBS
For network executives, the NFL playoff schedule in 2014 has been all coming down to this game. It was the matchup many had predicted even before the season began, and will be the fourth postseason meeting for quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. In each of the first three contests, the quarterback who came out on top has gone on to win the Super Bowl.
NFC Championship Game
San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, January 19 at 6:30 pm from CenturyLink Field in Seattle
Broadcast on Fox
In the team’s third meeting this season, the Seattle Seahawks are looking for a measure of revenge against Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers, who beat them on 19-17 in December.
This will prove an exciting matchup, with Seattle’s physical and stingy defense against an equally bruising 49ers offense. But whichever team wins this game will likely come into the Super Bowl as an underdog to the AFC squad.