NFL Championship Sunday: Tale of the Tape

Jan 11, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) after the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 43-22. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Just one day away from Championship Sunday, ladies and gentlemen. Tomorrow afternoon, we finally find out which teams will take the final steps down the “Road to MetLife Stadium” for Super Bowl 48. Will it be the Denver Broncos, or, God help us, the New England Patriots? Will it be Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers, or Russell Wilson and the Seahawks?

Who will be playing at MetLife Stadium on February 2nd? It’s not too much longer until we find out. Let’s take a look at the tape, and some interesting facts and figures, heading into tomorrow.

By all recent evidence, the NFC Championship should be a close one. The last six consecutive NFC title games have been decided by seven points or less, including three overtime games.

Both teams played a lot of close games as well, as Seattle had eight games this season decided by seven points or fewer, and San Francisco had five.

The teams can make their mark in history as well. If New England wins, it will be their eighth Super Bowl berth, tying Dallas and Pittsburgh for the most all-time. If Denver and San Francisco win, they would tie New England for the third most Super Bowl berths ever, with seven. The Niners can actually take sole possession of third place in all-time postseason wins with a win tomorrow, which will give them 31.

Our favorite coach, Bill Belichick, can tie Don Shula with a win on Sunday, as the only two coaches to lead their team(s) to six Super Bowls. Quite a mark, even for a guy that most of us reading this blog can’t hate enough, am I right?

Enjoy the games tomorrow.

Topics: 2013 NFL Playoffs, Afc Championship, New York Jets, Nfc Championship, NFL

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