The divisional playoffs continue today. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks advanced to the conference championship game in two pretty good games yesterday, beating the Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers. Will we get another pair of great matchups today?
Dallas Cowboys (3) vs. Green Bay Packers (2), 1:05 p.m. ET (FOX)
You can stream the game online right here. The Packers are a 5.5-point favorite, but the Dallas Cowboys are no slouches. Tony Romo is having the best season of his career, while Dallas sports a solid defense and one of the best running games in the NFL. By contrast, the Packers are much more reliant on Aaron Rodgers' singular brilliance.
One interesting note for Bucs fans: there's a good chance Dallas' defensive coordinator will join the Bucs this year. His contract with Dallas runs out, and he and Lovie Smith are best buds who wanted to re-unite last season, but couldn't because of Marinelli's contract.
Indianapolis Colts (4) vs. Denver Broncos (2), 4:40 p.m. (CBS)
You can stream the game online right here. Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning in one game? That should be fun. When he's on, Andrew Luck is as good as any quarterback in the NFL. But every few games, Luck will have what amounts to a stinker -- too many errant throws, too many bad decision, too many overly aggressive throws and (as a result) too many turnovers.
Peyton Manning's mostly cut out the stinkers as he's gotten older, and he now has a decent defense to help him win game after game after game. The Colts are too inconsistent and not good enough on defense to hang with the Broncos, if you ask me.
Sunday, Jan 18
NFC Championship Game, 3:05 p.m. (FOX)
AFC Championship Game, 6:40 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Feb. 1
Super Bowl XLIX, 6:30 p.m.