In their match up on November 30th the Patriots held off the Colts 38-34 with a goal line stand in the final minute. It was the most points the Patriots allowed all year. Now with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line the Pats defense will be tested again as Colts QB Peyton Manning is on fire. Last week the Colts became the first road team to win in Kansas City, now they will end the Patriots perfect record at Foxboro as Manning continues his amazing postseason by getting the Colts into the Super Bowl.
For the Eagles this is their third consecutive trip to the NFC Championship Game. In the Super Bowl era only two other teams have lost 3 straight conference championships. However, none of these teams lost 2 of these games at home. The Eagles season reached critical mass last week and Donovan McNabb came through with flying colors on a 4th and 26 pass that kept their hopes alive. The Eagles will prove third time is a charm as they easily hold off the Panthers, to reach the Super Bowl for the first time in 23 years.