This is it. The last two games before we’re on the road to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII. Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots. Only two can advance, while the other two will see their dreams end on Sunday.
In the AFC matchup to kick off Conference Championship Sunday, Tom Brady and his mysterious finger injury take on one of the biggest surprises in the NFL this year: the Jacksonville Jaguars. Led by a swarming defense and a solid running game, the Jaguars have plowed through their competition in the playoffs, stifling the Bills to just three points, then holding off the Steelers after getting out to a 28-7 lead.
But the Patriots in the playoffs is a whole different beast. Bill Belichick has a ridiculous 26-9 record in the postseason, and last week the Patriots cruised over the Titans. If Jacksonville wants to make their first Super Bowl ever, they’ll have to topple a dynasty.
In the NFC, it’s a battle of defensive juggernauts. The Eagles, milking the underdog label for all it’s worth, have managed to find their way into the conference championship despite losing their potential MVP candidate in Carson Wentz. The Vikings clawed their way here thanks to one of the most improbable plays in NFL Playoff history. Both will be riding high emotions in Philly.
So be sure to catch both games on Sunday. Here’s all the information you need for Conference Championship Sunday.
AFC Championship: Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots
Date/Time: Sunday, January 21, 2018 — 3:05 p.m. ET
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
Online streaming: Yahoo Sports mobile app
Odds: Patriots by 9
NFC Championship: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles
Date/Time: Sunday, January 21, 2018 — 6:40 p.m. ET
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Online streaming: Fox Sports Go, Yahoo Sports mobile app
Odds: Vikings by 3.5