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NFL Playoff Schedule 2011: AFC Championship Game Time And Information

The New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers hit the field on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game with a chance to play in the Super Bowl on the line. It’s Rex Ryan and his brash young Jets against Mike Tomlin and his wily veteran Steelers, taking place at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The game caps the final weekend of NFL playoff action, with only the biggest game of them all remaining: the Super Bowl on February 6.

Check out the full schedule, announcers and other relevant information to the game.

Sunday, Jan. 23
AFC Championship: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets at Heinz Field, 3:30 p.m. on CBS
Announcers: Phil Simms and Jim Nantz

The Jets come into the AFC Championship as the sixth-seed in the conference. In the first round, they went on the road, dropping Peyton Manning in his house, 17-16. In the second, it was more of the same as the Jets headed to Foxborough and beat the New England Patriots, 28-21. Ryan’s crew has taken the tough road to the title game, but proven they’re for real along the way.

Pittsburgh has had an easier route to the title game as the No. 2 seed in the conference. The Steelers were able to rest and relax in the first round with a bye before hosting the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers took care of business, using a late touchdown set-up by Ben Roethlisberger’s deep pass down the sideline to Antonio Brown.

The Steelers and Jets met once during the regular season, with the Jets waltzing into Heinz Field and walking away with a 22-17 win. Nick Folk kicked the go-ahead field goal with 10 minutes to go and the New York defense held, forcing a safety for extra insurance. The Steelers did not, however, have Troy Polamalu in the lineup last time out, though they will this time.

The action gets started at noon on Sunday with the NFC Championship, followed by the AFC action at 3:30. For more on the game, check out SB Nation’s AFC Championship StoryStream.