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NFL Playoff Schedule 2015: Cowboys-Packers, Colts-Broncos Open Thread

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Who will visit Foxborough and Seattle in the Conference Championship Games?

Two down, two more to go.
Two down, two more to go.
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The first round of Divisional games is in the books and the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks advance to the Conference Championships . While the Seahawks will play host to the winner of today's first game, Cowboys at Packers, the winner of today's second game, Colts at Broncos, will have to travel to New England to face the Patriots.

Let's take a closer look at today's match-ups.

Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers

Cowboys coverage: Blogging the Boys

Packers coverage: ACME Packing Company

Dallas Cowboys 1:05 PM ET (FOX) Green Bay Packers
12-4 (1st NFC East, #3 seed) Lambeau Field, Green Bay WI 12-4 (1st NFC North, #2 seed)
Head Coach: Jason Garrett Statistical Comparison Head Coach: Mike McCarthy
5th (29.2/gm) Points Offense 1st (30.4/gm)
15th (22.0/gm) Points Defense 13th (21.8/gm)
5th (7.2/gm) Point Differential 3rd (8.6/gm)
9th (+6) Turnover Differential 1st (+14)

The Dallas Cowboys, one week after beating the visiting Detroit Lions in the Wild Card round, have to travel to Green Bay to face off against the Packers; the top-scoring team in the NFL. This game marks the first time in NFL history that a team, that is 8-0 on the road faces a team, that is 8-0 at home. The victor faces the Seahawks in the NFC Champion Game next Sunday.

Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos

Colts coverage: Stampede Blue

Broncos coverage: Mile High Report

Indianapolis Colts 4:40 PM ET (CBS) Denver Broncos
11-5 (1st AFC South, #4 seed) Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver CO 12-4 (1st AFC West, #2 seed)
Head Coach: Chuck Pagano Statistical Comparison Head Coach: John Fox
6th (28.6/gm) Points Offense 2nd (30.1/gm)
19th (23.1/gm) Points Defense 16th (22.1/gm)
7th (5.6/gm) Point Differential 4th (8.0/gm)
22nd (-5) Turnover Differential 11th (+5)

The winner of Colts at Broncos has the right to travel to Foxborough to face the Patriots, who have beaten both teams in their respective regular season game. But let's not get ahead of ourselves and instead look at today's game. The media storylines, of course, have been built around quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning; Luck's predecessor in Indianapolis. Head-to-head, those two quarterbacks are 1-1, with the Broncos having won the most recent game (week 1) 31-24.

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