NFL Championship opening lines: Broncos, Seahawks favored
The matchups for the AFC and NFC Championships are set and we have two epic showdowns the NFL couldn't have scripted better. One matchup of two old school all-time great quarterbacks and one matchup of new school of young dynamic quarterbacks.
Here are the opening lines for the AFC and NFC Championship:
New England Patriots at Denver Broncos (-6.5, 54.5)
This is it. Brady vs. Manning XV. What the NFL would never admit they were desperately hoping for and it could be the final time these two greats meet in this tremendous rivalry. The game will be analyzed and over analyzed until next Sunday's game, but for now the Broncos open as 6.5-point home faves against the Patriots. New England did win the Week 12 matchup in overtime, 34-31 after trailing 24-0 early in the game.
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (-3, 40)
The NFC Championship could be just as exciting when two of the games best young quarterbacks in Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick face off. But more than that, these two teams are mirror images of one another. They both are run-first offenses with aggressive hard hitting defenses. Oh yeah and they don't like each other. The Seahawks opened at -3 versus the Niners, who split their the two meetings this season, each winning at home.