NFL Playoff Schedule 2012: AFC, NFC Championship Set For Sunday

After a wild weekend of second-round playoff games, the field is now set for the conference championship games next Sunday.

Form held in the AFC, with the top two seeds -- the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens -- dispatching underdog teams led by young QB's on their home field.

The two perennial AFC powers will meet on Jan. 22 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) on CBS.

The game is a rematch of a 2010 playoff meeting where Baltimore went into New England and upset the Patriots 33-14, holding Tom Brady to only 154 yards passing.

Meanwhile, in the NFC, both heavily-favored high-powered offensive teams, the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints, were stunned by the more physical and defensive-minded New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers respectively.

Alex Smith matched Drew Brees in the fourth quarter while Eli Manning outplayed Aaron Rodgers, and as a result, New York will travel to San Francisco to play at 6:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX on Jan. 22.

The winners of the conference championship games will then have two weeks off, as the Super Bowl, which will be played in Indianapolis, will not be held until Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC.

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