Both National Football League conference championship games were contested on Sunday.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE:
In their final game at the Georgia Dome, quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns and ran 14 yards for another score as the Atlanta Falcons won their first NFC title in eighteen years (and their second in franchise history) with a 44-21 beat-down of the visiting Green Bay Packers.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE:
At Foxborough, Massachusetts:
Quarterback Tom Brady threw for a playoff career-best (and franchise record) 384 yards and three touchdowns as the New England Patriots landed themselves in a record ninth Super Bowl following their 36-17 home domination of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC title game.
The Atlanta Falcons (in their second try; they fell to Denver in Super Bowl XXXIII) will face the New England Patriots (making their ninth Super Bowl appearance, having won four times) in Super Bowl LI, to take place at NRG Stadium in Houston Sunday after next at 3:30 PM Pacific Time (FOX).