Highlighting the 10 Best Individual Matchups of NFL's Conference Championships

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Highlighting the 10 Best Individual Matchups of NFL's Conference Championships
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks to reach yet another Super Bowl.

We’re almost home.

The battle to reach Super Bowl XLVII and claim the Vince Lombardi Trophy comes down to three teams that have not been to the Big Game in more than a decade and one club that makes it almost an annual event.

With a victory on Sunday, the New England Patriots will head to the Super Bowl for the second straight year and the sixth time in a dozen seasons.

On the other hand, the Baltimore Ravens haven’t been to the Big Game since the 2000 season, while the San Francisco 49ers (1994) and Atlanta Falcons (1998) have been waiting even longer.

What will it take for each of these four teams to continue playing after this weekend? We take a look at the key matchups in these settings—from veteran quarterbacks facing opportunistic defenders to a pair of signal-callers each coming off their first playoff win to head coaches who know each other and don’t know each other so well.

Sit back and enjoy the last Sunday of the season with more than one game.

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