AFC & NFC Championship Matchups Set: Packers-Falcons, Steelers-Patriots

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The NFL AFC and NFC Championship Games Take Place This Weekend On The Road To Super Bowl 51 In Houston

AFC and NFC Championship Matchups set. It's Patriots-Steelers, Packers-Falcons in NFL Playoffs

The Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys yesterday 34-31 on a last-second Mason Crosby field goal. The loss led to at least one Cowboys fan jumping into and destroying a television. The Packers will move on to play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game this Sunday in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 on Saturday in Atlanta. Matt Ryan was 26-37 for 338 yards and 3 touchdowns for Atlanta.

The NFC Championship will be the last NFL game held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Falcons will begin play at Mercedes-Benz Stadium next season. Watch a stadium rendering of the $1.5 billion stadium below.

New Atlanta stadium rendering

 

In other NFL playoff games the New England Patriots beat the Houston Texans 34-16 and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 18-16.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots will play Sunday in Foxboro in the AFC Championship.

Super Bowl LI (51) will take place on February 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Hidden Figures Again Takes Weekend Box Office

Hidden Figures continued its roll over the weekend, taking the weekend box office crown for a second-straight weekend. The film brought in an estimated $20.45 million to top the $14.5 million brought in by La La Land. The Bye Bye Man had the top debut over the weekend with an estimated $13.4 million in receipts. Patriots Day brought in $12 million in its first weekend of nationwide release. Monster Trucks brought in an estimated $10.5 million while Sleepless came out with $8.4 million.

Be sure to check back with RealLifeSTL on Thursday for the Weekend Movie Guide. We’ll preview the movies opening this week, xXx: Return of Xander Cage and Split.

SLU Women Fall At Dayton

The Saint Louis University women’s basketball team had their seven-game winning streak snapped by Dayton yesterday, falling 78-67 at Chaifetz Arena. Jordyn Frantz led the Billikens with points while Jackie Kemph had 10 points and 10 assists. SLU is now 14-4 overall and 4-1 in the Atlantic 10 with conference road games this week at Duquesne on Wednesday and Rhode Island on Saturday.

SLU Men Win At George Mason

The Saint Louis University men’s basketball team got its first A-10 conference win of the season, beating George Mason 63-56 over the weekend. Jalen Johnson led Saint Louis with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Travis Ford’s team is now 5-12 overall and 1-4 in the Atlantic 10. The Billikens play again this Tuesday at home against St. Bonaventure.

San Diego Moving Companies Refuse To Move Chargers

22 moving companies have banded together to refuse to move the San Diego Chargers. The NFL team officially announced last Thursday that they would be moving to Los Angeles and begin play there next season. The Chargers might find it to be a little difficult to get moved, however. 22 moving companies in the San Diego area and counting have vowed not to help the team move. Considering the move could net a company $100,000, it might be harder for a company to say no if the team comes calling.

Wife of Orlando Night Club Shooter Arrested

The wife of Omar Mateen has been arrested. Mateen was shot and killed after killing 49 people and injuring 50 others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Authorities believe Noor Salman knew of Mateen’s plans before the tragic shooting and acted to obstruct the investigation afterwards.

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