AFC, NFC, it doesn't matter anymore. This weekend is all about the Super Bowl.
Sunday afternoon will play host to two tight affairs between the remaining four teams in the league. The Green Bay Packers will take a trip to Soldier Field for only the third time, postseason wise, in the rivalry's 90-year history. Meanwhile Rex Ryan's enthusiastic New York Jets prepare for a dangerous clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers away at Heinz Field.
In 2009, the Jets were in this exact same situation, only last time around New York found themselves matched up against a bulletproof Indianapolis Colts team, that also featured none other than Peyton Manning.
When it was all said and done the Jets left with a "close but no cigar" type feeling. Indianapolis steamrolled New York 30-17, a scoreline quarterback Mark Sanchez hopes to avoid this upcoming weekend.
Unfortunately, though, the mere thought of a Jets victory this Sunday night is both unimaginable and downright unthinkable in the grand scheme of things.
Mike Tomlin's Pittsburgh Steelers are fresh off an upsetting victory over the Baltimore Ravens last week, and although the Jets felt the benefits of defeating a deflated New England Patriots, many factors still point towards a Jets loss.
Therefore, here's a few components that may seriously limit New York this Sunday.