2010 NFL Conference Championships Remix

After a close 24-19 win in the AFC Championship Game, the Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to their 8th Super Bowl

SUPER BOWL XLV at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, February 6th will be Green Bay Packers (13-6) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (14-4)

Of course the teams I picked back at the start of the season the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys will be sitting at home with the rest of us.  And my crystal ball was further broken as my Conference Championships’ Super Bowl match-up pick of Bears-NY Jets was no better…oh well no one is perfect :)

 2010 NFL Conference Championships Remix

 Football fans across America continued to tune into NFL games, resulting in the most-watched conference championship Sunday in 29 years.  An average of 53.4 million viewers watched NFL games last weekend, the most for an NFL conference championship Sunday since January 1982.

The New York Jets-Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Championship Game on CBS drew 54.8 million viewers ranking as the most watched AFC championship ever. The Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears match-up on FOX drew 51.9 million viewers to rank as the third NFC Championship Game in four years to average more than 50 million viewers

NFC Championship Game

Green Bay Packers (13-6) over Chicago Bears (12-6), 21-14… Not the greatest passing performance by Aaron Rodgers, but he got the job done…Packers jump out to an early lead and do just enough to finish off the Bears…Great punting day for the Packers as Hester wasn’t a factor…Rodgers tackles Bears LB Brian Urlacher on a crucial INT return… Packers NT BJ Raji has the games winning score as the big guy picks off a pass and returns it for a TD…Bears QB Jay Cutler after an ineffective first half, sits out the 2nd half with a knee injury causing many to question his toughness…Bears 2nd stringer Todd Collins is putrid before being pulled after 2 series…young 3rd stringer QB Caleb Hanie comes off the bench to post some highs and lows… Packers go to Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, which is their 5th Super Bowl appearance overall…Rodgers continues to be the talk of the NFL, even though he didn’t do much in the game

AFC Championship Game

Pittsburgh Steelers (14-4) over New York Jets (13-6), 24-19…The Steelers blew the doors off the J-E-T-S in the first half (24-0)…Big Ben’s numbers are not great, but he has a chance for a 3rd Super Bowl win after another big postseason win (record of 10-2 in playoffs)…Steelers pound the rock and harass Jets’ QB Mark Sanchez in the first half…New York fights back by scoring 19 points in the 2nd half as the Steelers go conservative…Roethlisberger makes some great throws on 3rd downs to close out the game…Jets’ hometown guys Revis and Taylor leave P-Burgh without the win…Ryan glad the way his team fought back…NY Jets have a ton of offseason thinking to do including whether to re-sign Cromartie, B. Edwards, B. Smith, and S. Holmes…Steelers going for an NFL record 7th Super Bowl title…Pittsburgh now has been to 15% of all Super Bowls…Tomlin 2nd SB in only 4-years as a Head Coach