Breaking Down How Each Conference Championship Game Will Be Won or Lost

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Breaking Down How Each Conference Championship Game Will Be Won or Lost
Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Conference championship weekend in the NFL can often come down to one or two critical factors in each game.

While everyone will fixate on Tom Brady, Ray Lewis and Ray Rice in the contest between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, it will be other matchups that decide the victor.

Will Baltimore again be susceptible on special teams? Will New England find an answer to Torrey Smith in the passing game?

As for the meeting between the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers, everyone knows that Colin Kaepernick can win or lose this game for San Francisco, but there are other factors flying under the radar that can have a huge impact.

Let's highlight three big questions from each game. The answer to each could decide who squares off in the Super Bowl.

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