Green Bay Routs Atlanta; Steelers Beat Ravens

Both move on to their conference championship games
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 15, 2011 7:17 PM CST
Updated Jan 15, 2011 10:19 PM CST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fires a pass during the first half.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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(Newser) – The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are moving on in the NFL playoffs:

  • The Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 31-24 despite trailing 21-7 at halftime. As bad as Pittsburgh was in the first half, the Ravens were worse in the second. Pittsburgh scored three times on three Baltimore turnovers, then won the game with 1:33 left when Rashard Mendenhall ran it in from the 2. Pittsburgh plays the winner of tomorrow's Jets-Patriots game for the AFC championship next week. See game story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • The Packers easily beat the host Atlanta Falcons 48-21, at one point reeling off 35 straight points. Aaron Rodgers (31-36, 366 yards, 3 TDs) and Green Bay effectively put the game on ice with four second-quarter touchdowns. The Packers will play the winner of tomorrow's Seattle-Chicago game for the NFC title. See game story from AP.

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