NFL playoff schedule 2013: 49ers/Falcons, Ravens/Patriots for AFC/NFC Championships

Al Bello

Get a peek at what to expect, how to watch and what the betting lines are for the two conference championship games.

It is championship Sunday! the AFC and NFC will crown their champs tonight and we will know who will be taking the trip to New Orleans to play one more game that counts. In the NFC Championship game the San Francisco 49ers are in Atlanta as road favorites to play the Atlanta Falcons, while the Baltimore Ravens are in Foxboro to play the heavily favored New England Patriots.

Here is the info you need:

Game: San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM (ET)
Broadcast: FOX (3:00 PM ET, 1PM Arizona time): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews (Field reporters). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Tony Boselli (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (SF), 86 (Atlanta). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (SF), 226 (Atlanta).

Odds: 49ers, -4

The Atlanta got the monkey off their back, so to speak, last week against the Seattle Seahawks, as they built up a 20-point lead, saw it turn into a one-point deficit and then rally one final drive to score the game-winning field goal. Matt Ryan and Mike Smith got their first career playoff wins and and the number one seed in the NFC, but are underdogs at home against a 49ers team that dominated the Green Bay Packers. Colin Kaepernick looked like a future Hall of Famer in the game, setting a record fro quarterback rushing yards in a game. Some are saying he is already one of the most exciting players to watch in the league.

However, he will be on the road in a hostile Georgia Dome, and the 49ers have not won three straight games all this season. They have won two games in a row coming into to today's game.

Game: Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM (ET)
Broadcast: CBS (6:30 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Steve Tasker & Solomon Wilcots (Field reporters). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Bal.), 86 (NE). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Bal.), 226 (NE).

Odds: Patriots, -8

Tom Brady is vying for another Super Bowl appearance, while Joe Flacco is hoping to finally knock off the Patriots in the postseason. Last week. some huge throws by Flacco and a field goal in double overtime gave the Ravens a won over the top-seeded Broncos.

The Patriots put on a show against the Houston Texans. Tom Brady is as good as ever and has the most postseason wins ever among quarterbacks.

Will this be Ray Lewis' final farewell to the NFL or will he get one more shot at a championship?

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