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Bruce Arians scouting his next opponent off live TV

TEMPE, Ariz. -- At this moment, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is like the rest of us.

He’s watching the Carolina Panthers beat up on the Seattle Seahawks on live TV -- except he’s also scouting while he watches.

The Cardinals will play the winner of the Panthers-Seahawks game in the NFC Championship Game next Sunday. If Carolina wins, Arizona travels to North Carolina. If Seattle wins, Arizona will host the game in Glendale, Arizona.

Arians is just a few hours removed from leading the Cardinals to a dramatic 26-20 overtime win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional round.