Two divisional playoff games, one in each conference, took place in the National Football League playoffs on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit and took advantage of three Baltimore turnovers in the third quarter as they came back to defeat their guests 31-24 in an AFC divisional playoff. Any hope that the Ravens had of pulling the game out effectively evaporated when Ben Roethlisberger, who threw for two touchdowns, hit Antonio Brown with a 58-yard pass completion, setting up Rashard Mendenhall's second touchdown run, this time from two yards out with 93 seconds remaining.
The Steelers will be playing in their third AFC Championship game in three years next Sunday, either at Foxborough, Massachusetts or at home, depending on the outcome of this Sunday's New York Jets-New England Patriots contest.
Aaron Rodgers completed 31 of 36 passes for 366 yards and three touchdown and ran for another as the Green Bay Packers carved up the Atlanta Falcons' defense in their 48-21 road victory over the NFC's top-seeded team. The Packers will travel to Seattle or Chicago for next Sunday's NFC Championship game.