Francesa: Steelers Seemed Clueless Trying To Stop PatriotsHow did the Steelers not see that coming? That was the sentiment from Mike Francesa on Monday while discussing the Patriots' 36-17 victory over the Steelers in the AFC championship game.
Patriots Fan Charged With Pulling Alarm At Steelers' HotelA Boston man described by his lawyer as a "die-hard Patriots fan" has pleaded not guilty to pulling a fire alarm that roused the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers from their hotel beds ahead of their playoff game against New England.
PHOTOS: NFC, AFC Championship GamesPhotos from the Falcons' NFC championship game win over the Packers and the Patriots' AFC title game victory over the Steelers.
Keidel: Yet Again, Steelers Can't Figure Out Brady, BelichickBen Roethlisberger is 3-0 in AFC title games -- when he's not playing Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Over his entire career, Big Ben is just 3-7 against the New England.
Brady Leads Patriots To Another Super Bowl With Win Over SteelersTom Brady shredded the Pittsburgh defense, powering the New England Patriots to a 36-17 rout of the Steelers on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.
Atlanta Falcons Rout Green Bay Packers, Advance To Super Bowl LIMatt Ryan, showing that he could be just as good in the playoff as the regular season, threw for four touchdowns, ran for another and the Falcons routed the Green Bay Packers 44-21 on Sunday.
Silverman: Defenses May Be More Important Than QBs In Conference Title GamesThe Packers, Falcons, Steelers and Patriots each have key defensive performers that have at least helped their respective teams get on the right track and advance to within inches of the biggest game of them all.
Keidel: NFL Championships All About OffenseThis year's NFL Championship round is fueled by pyrotechnic passing and overall offense. What teams will move on to the Super Bowl?
Keidel: Brady Running Out Of Time To Earn Record 5th Super Bowl RingFor all the dietary audibles Brady calls -- evidently, he hasn't eaten a processed sugar since the Civil War -- sometime in the next year or two, he will fall off the football map.
CBS Sports' Nantz, Simms, Cowher, Gonzalez Analyze NFL ChampionshipsCBS Sports' NFL analysts Phil Simms, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez, and lead play-by-play caller Jim Nantz look at Championship Weekend.
Keidel: Falcons Lack Playoff Pedigree, But Not Super Bowl-Caliber TalentFor all the talk about Rodgers, Brady and Big Ben, it was Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan who put up the most pyrotechnic numbers, well worthy of NFL MVP consideration.
LISTEN: Francesa Says You Can't Go Wrong With Possible Super Bowl MatchupsThe Packers will face Atlanta in the NFC championship game Sunday. The Steelers will then meet the Patriots for the AFC title.

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