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2017 NFC Championship Game: #2 Falcons vs #4 Packers live updates and Patriots rooting guide

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The #2 Atlanta Falcons are hosting the #4 Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 22nd. Kick off is at 3:05 PM EST on FOX. The Falcons are 4-point favorites.

Is there an easy choice for the Patriots to root for in this game? Neither the Falcons, nor the Packers have a great defense. Both have MVP-caliber quarterbacks. The Falcons have the better rushing attack and WR Julio Jones. The Packers might have more depth at receiver and a better offensive line.

With all of that in mind, QB Matt Ryan and the Falcons have the best offense in the NFL and the Patriots would rather face (gulp) Aaron Rodgers and the Packers due to match-ups and the number of injuries on the Green Bay roster.

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