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AFC Championship Game

And so they meet again. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will face off once more in the AFC Championship Game, this time with Manning wearing a Broncos jersey. Brady owns the overall rivalry with a 10-4 record against Manning, although the two have split AFC title games with New England winning in 2003 and Manning's Colts advancing to the Super Bowl in 2006. Which team will come out on top this season? Will the Patriots be in Manning's head after their unbelievable comeback in Week 12 to defeat the Broncos in overtime?

Which team will win the AFC Championship Game?

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  • Which QB from Sunday's AFC Championship Game would you rather have leading your team?

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  • Which of these individual rivalries has been the most fun to watch?

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  • What do you expect out of Wes Welker against the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game?

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  • Do the Patriots have a psychological edge against the Broncos having come back from a 24-point deficit to win in Week 12?

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  • Is Peyton Manning's 10-11 record in the postseason a stain on his legacy?

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  • Which of the top five coaches with the most postseason wins in NFL history is the best coach?

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Conference Championship Pick 'Em

The conference championship matchups are set and we couldn't have asked for anything better. A rematch of a rematch between Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson? Another chapter of Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady? Any of the potential Super Bowl matchups would be spectacular, but which would you most like to see?

Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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  • Which team will win the NFC Championship Game?

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  • Which team will win the AFC Championship Game?

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  • Which team is coming into the conference championships with the most momentum?

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  • Which Super Bowl matchup do you most want to see?

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  • Which conference championship game are you more looking forward to seeing?

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  • Which team that lost in the divisional playoffs will have the most success next season?

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NFL Divisional Round Pick 'Em!

And then there were eight. With the Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles all falling at home and the Kansas City Chiefs losing a heartbreaker on the road, the matchups are set for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. And all but one is a rematch, with the San Francisco 49ers (at Carolina Panthers), New Orleans Saints (at Seattle Seahawks) and Denver Broncos (vs. San Diego Chargers) getting a chance to avenge mid- to late-season losses. In the other, a recent playoff rivalry gets rekindled: Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots. Which teams will emerge victorious? What are your conference and Super Bowl picks?

Which team will win this divisional playoff game in New England?

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  • Which team will win Saturday's divisional playoff game at Seattle?

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  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game in Denver?

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  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game at Carolina?

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  • Which team will win the AFC?

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  • Which team will win the NFC?

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  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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One weekend down, four teams out of the NFL playoffs. Gone are three division champions and a strong wild-card team. How do the final eight squads rank? Did any of the wild-card-round winners move up or down? Click on the images below to set your list!

NFL playoff teams

49ers

49ers

12-4, 2nd in NFC West

Broncos

Broncos

13-3, 1st in AFC West

Chargers

Chargers

9-7, 3rd in AFC West

Colts

Colts

11-5, 1st in AFC South

Panthers

Panthers

12-4, 1st in NFC South

Patriots

Patriots

12-4, 1st in AFC East

Saints

Saints

11-5, 2nd in NFC South

Seahawks

Seahawks

13-3, 1st in NFC West

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Colts, Chargers advance in AFC

In the AFC, wild-card weekend went just as we envisioned, with the Indianapolis Colts falling behind 38-10 and beating the Chiefs anyway, and the San Diego Chargers effectively dominating the Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio. But hey, that's what's so exciting about the NFL. Now the victors move on to the divisional round, in which Andrew Luck's comeback Colts will visit the New England Patriots, while Philip Rivers' surprising Chargers get a chance to beat the top-seeded Broncos in Denver for the second time in five weeks. How will it all go down?

  • What was more true about the Colts' 45-44 comeback win over the Chiefs?

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  • Which was more true about the Chargers' 27-10 win at Cincinnati on Sunday?

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  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game in New England?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have to start a must-win game?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have over the next five years?

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  • How much momentum will the Colts take into New England from their 45-44 comeback win over the Chiefs?

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  • How much will former Patriots WR Deion Branch help the Colts in their wild-card game at New England?

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  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game in Denver?

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  • What effect will San Diego's Dec. 12 win at Denver have on the Chargers-Broncos divisional playoff game?

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  • If you were a Chiefs fan, how would you feel about the 2013 season?

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  • Will the Chiefs ever win a Super Bowl under Andy Reid?

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  • Which team will win the AFC?

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