The final four NFL teams of 2018-19 are set to play on Jan. 20. Both games feature rematches of highly competitive contests from the regular season.
First up, the Superdome in New Orleans will be the venue for the NFC Championship Game on Fox. The top two seeds of the conference – the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams – face off for the first time since Nov. 4 (Week 9) when the Saints had won 45-35. In the Divisional round on Jan. 12-13, the Rams beat the Dallas Cowboys 30-22 and the Saints escaped past the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14.
In prime time on CBS is the AFC Championship Game. The New England Patriots will play in the NFL-record eighth consecutive AFC title game and their thirteenth overall in the Tom Brady era (since 2001). This year, they’ll have to visit Arrowhead Stadium to play the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs, the first time the storied arena will be hosting an AFC Championship Game in its 47-year history. The Patriots had defeated the Chiefs in Foxboro, Mass. 43-40 on Oct. 14 (Week 6) in one of the memorable editions of “Sunday Night Football” this season. In the Divisional round on Jan. 12-13, the Chiefs beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-13 and the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28.
The NFL will showcase the year’s all-star players in the annual Pro Bowl on Jan. 27 from Orlando, Florida, televised on ABC and ESPN.
All start times in the following TV schedule are Eastern:
Sunday, January 20, 2019
NFC Championship Game (Fox)
(#2) Los Angeles Rams at (#1) New Orleans Saints
Announcers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst), Erin Andrews (reporter), Chris Myers (reporter), Mike Pereira (rules analyst)
AFC Championship Game (CBS)
(#2) New England Patriots at (#1) Kansas City Chiefs
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter), Jay Feely (reporter)
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Pro Bowl Skills Showdown from Orlando, Fla. (ESPN)
Sunday, January 27, 2019
AFC-NFC Pro Bowl from Orlando, Fla. (ABC/ESPN)
Announcers: Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Jason Witten (analyst), Booger McFarland (analyst)