AFC and NFC Championship Round

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Jan 2017

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The Patriots are heading to Super Bowl for the second time in three years. They rolled over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36-17, in Sunday’s AFC Championship game. New England is now 9-4 in AFC Championships and holds a 6-1 record when playing at home.

Tom Brady is having one of the best seasons of his entire career, he has gone from being suspended in the beginning of the year, to playing in the Super Bowl. Leading the Patriots to their ninth AFC Title, He set a franchise playoff record. The performance was Brady’s 11th postseason 300-yard game, extending his NFL record.

 

For the Pittsburgh Steelers, it was disappointing from the start. They lost Le’Veon Bell to a groin injury in the first quarter, the Steelers were done in by a variety of mistakes in all phases of the game. The Steelers never really challenged the Patriots, who led Sunday’s contest for the entire game and ended the Steelers’ 9 game winning streak

It was an MVP performance from Matt Ryan. He led the Atlanta Falcons to victory, throwing for 392 yards with four touchdowns and added a fifth on a 14-yard run to the end zone. Ryan will be making his first trip to the Super Bowl.

Atlanta led the entire game, scoring on their first seven of eight drives, leading 24-0 at the half and put up 31 points before the Packers finally managed to score. The Green Bay defense had no answers for the Falcons

Sundays Championship round should have been one of the best in NFL history, as the games were featuring four of the NFL’s most elite quarterbacks. However it turned out to be rather disappointing weekend of football.

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