The Championship games are set and oddsmakers have opened the odds on the championships set for Sunday, January 22, 2012.
The AFC Championship will start the day at 3:30PM. New England is favored by 7.5 +100 over the Baltimore Ravens. The total is 50.5 and you can find money lines of Baltimore +275 and New England -335.
New England’s rode to the AFC Championship was the easiest of them all, thrashing Tim Tebow and the Broncos by a score of 45-10, easily covering the 13.5 spread. The game went over the total of 52.
Baltimore got here by playing a complete game but they had to fight in their 20-13 win over the Houston Texans. The Ravens failed to cover the 7.5 point spread and the game stayed under the total.
In the NFC, both the high flying Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints are gone due to some impressive games by the 49ers and Giants.
The Giants defeated the Falcons in the wildcard round 27-2, covering the 3 point spread (under) and in their most impressive game of the year, they shocked the defending Super Bowl champion Packers 37-20 at Lambeau field. The Giants were a 7 point underdog and the game easily went over.
In the early game, the San Francisco 49ers were dominant defensively early but it was Alex Smith and the 49ers offense that won this thriller of a game, defeating the Saints 36-32, winning outright as a 3.5 point dog and the game went over the total.
The winner of the AFC/NFC Championship will play in Indianapolis in two weeks from Sunday.