Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gerry Dulac's Championship Sunday Forecast

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gerry Dulac's Championship Sunday Forecast

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Green Bay Packers (12-6) at Atlanta Falcons (12-5): 3:05 p.m. ... The Steelers are the only team with a longer active winning streak than the Packers, who have won eight in a row and are coming off a victory against the No. 1 seed Cowboys in Dallas. In those eight victories, Aaron Rodgers has thrown 21 touchdowns, one interception and has a passer rating of 117.9. The Falcons, who led the NFL in total points (540), are coming off an impressive home victory (36-20) against the Seahawks. What's more, they beat the Packers earlier this season, 33-32. They will need those points -- and maybe more -- if they want to beat the Packers again.

* Prediction: Packers, 34-30

Steelers (13-5) at New England Patriots (15-2): 6:40 p.m. ... Everyone knows the storyline by now: The Steelers have never beaten Tom Brady in New England and are 0-2 against them in AFC Championship games. …

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