For the NFC, it comes down to the Carolina Panthers and the Arizona Cardinals, the top-two seeds respectively. That means we get to see if Carson Palmer still has some Cincinnati Bengal in him and will toss away a playoff game or if he can finally shake those demons and get to the big game he seemed primed for when he was a draft pick. We'll get to see if Cam Newton can take a near perfect season the distance or if he was just hot at the right time and can get thrown off his game by a truly complete team. For all of us, it marks one of the last weeks we will have any professional football on television for quite a long time.
If you are looking to watch the game, but don't know when, where, and how... we have you covered.
Cardinals vs. Panthers
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
When: Sunday, January 24, 3:40 p.m. PT
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Radio: Cardinals Radio Network | Panthers Radio Network
Online Streaming: FOXSportsGo
Odds: The Panthers opened as a 4-point favorite. The line dropped to a field goal, and has settled there, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.
Cardinals blog: Revenge of the Birds
Panthers blog: Cat Scratch Reader