Patriots to Host Steelers in AFC Championship Game

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Overall, the Steelers are just 3-7 against the Patriots since Roethlisberger arrived in 2004.

Rodgers threw four touchdown passes in that game, but he was not yet on the torrid tear he has enjoyed in leading his team on its current eight-game winning streak. But as we've seen over the past couple months, Green Bay is equally capable of lighting up a scoreboard. The Atlanta Falcons are looking for their first ever title.

Over the course of the last two seasons Goodell has predictably become person non grata in New England, spawning a level of unified hatred that exceeds any actual sports rivalry that exists among the Boston pro sports teams.

Fast forward to 2017 and the Patriots beat the Steelers in the regular season in week seven, a game Roethlisberger did not play in because he was recovering from surgery. The Packers shocked many National Football League experts by rolling into Dallas and defeating the No. 1 seeded Cowboys 34-31.

The X-Factor is WR Dez Bryant.

Brady was asked Monday about Goodell's potential presence for the AFC Championship Game.

The Kansas City Chiefs aren't shy about broadcasting the fact they have the loudest stadium in the NFL.

The oddsmakers have positioned the total in the NFC event between the visiting Green Bay and host Atlanta just short of 60 points. The Packers were also the previous road team to win - over Washington in last season's wild-card round.

Linebacker Ryan Shazier, who has played in the postseason in all three of his National Football League seasons, isn't taking the matchup against the Patriots for granted. "Bra-DY!." It was like that in Cleveland and San Francisco. Both the NFC Championship Game and the AFC Championship Game will be played Sunday with the winners set to meet two weeks later in Super Bowl LI. The Packers allowed 24.2 points and nearly 270 passing yards a game during the regular season. That was also the last time Kansas City advanced to the AFC title game.

Belichick is known for being able to take out another team's top weapon so it will be interesting to see how he defends against Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell and his deliberate, cutback style. Pittsburgh has won six of theirs, while the Patriots have won half.

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The Cowboys haven't made it to the Super Bowl in 21 years, and with the big game being played in Houston, speculation in Texas rampant.

Before we take it to Houston, though, we have to figure out how the Conference Championship games will play out this weekend.

For the second week in a row, Pittsburgh's defense stuffed their opponent's running game while limiting their best receivers. However, a holding call against the offense resulted in a second attempt at the two-point conversion, and ended in the Chiefs postseason run to come to an end.

On Jan. 22, these four teams will be competing for a chance at the Superbowl.

There's nothing more frustrating than leaving points on the board in the postseason.

Green Bay safety Morgan Burnett left the game against Dallas because of quad injury.

The next time, they kicked to Hill and Vince Williams emphatically wiped out Hill before he could get started.

The Chiefs may have planted the seed for how to keep Roethlisberger out of the end zone, however.

"It's kind of a blur right now". With the offensive juggernaut through Rodgers, the Packers can pull another upset. I think it will be a very close game, but I like the Steelers in this game. Two great quarterbacks going head to head. We'll be in for a good one with the AFC's best. "It's time to settle it next week".

If Pittsburgh has dreams of heading to Super Bowl 51, they are going to need a lot more than just scoring drives that result in three points this weekend against New England.

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