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Championship Weekend is Set, Three of Four Returning Teams

By Alan Schechter

Jan 12 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) reacts to his touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Well the final four is set, otherwise known as championship weekend. Three of the four teams were here last year, and two of the teams have a legend trying to end their career with a Super Bowl title.

The first game is at 3 PM Sunday, as the 49ers return to the title game, heading to Atlanta to face Matty “Ice” Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. The great Tony Gonzalez is coming to the end of his career, and looking to punctuate his first ballot Hall of Fame status with a Super Bowl title. The 49ers are looking to avenge their loss last year at the hands of the New York Giants. Can Colin Kaepernick repeat his performance from yesterday? It will be fun to watch.

In the nightcap, we have a rematch of the AFC title game from last year, as the Ravens head into New England to take on the Patriots. The Ravens are looking to give Ray Lewis a chance to end his storied career with another Super Bowl title, while the Patriots are looking to win their first Super Bowl since 2004. They will be without Rob Gronkowski, who reinjured his forearm in the game against the Texans, and will miss the remainder of the postseason. Offense vs. defense, it should be a great game next week.