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NFL Championship matchups will see teams try to avenge themselves from last year


September 23, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Two NFL teams will try to not end up where they did last year at this time when the San Francisco 49ers take on the Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens face the New England Patriots.

The 49ers had to watch as the New York Giants capitalized off several of their mistakes and went on to face the Patriots in last years Super Bowl.  It ended a dominating run that actually mirrored this season where the 49ers seemed almost unstoppable.

The Ravens were only a catch away from being in the Patriots spot last year and if wide receiver Lee Evans had been able to hang on to the football then it would have been the Ravens heading to Lucas Oil Stadium.  A shanked Billy Cundiff field goal though changed all that though.

Now both teams have the opportunity for a do over but it will be inside a hostile environment.  But they seem to have a momentous drive going with the 49ers riding high off quarterback Colin Kaepernick and it’s defense with the Ravens doing the same with a resurgent Joe Flacco and “The Last Ride of Ray Lewis”.

The NFC Championship between the 49ers and Atlanta Falcons will be broadcast today on FOX starting at 2:00 p.m. CST and the AFC Championship will be broadcast today on CBS at 5:30 p.m. CST.