We have reached the penultimate round of the 2016 NFL playoffs. The second half of the Super Bowl 50 matchup will be determined this afternoon in the NFC Championship Game. The Carolina Panthers host the Arizona Cardinals, with the game set to kick off at 3:40 p.m. PT on FOX. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will call the game, you can watch the live stream at FOXSportsGo.
The Panthers are a field goal favorite in a game featuring the top two teams in the NFC. The Panthers and Cardinals were more or less the wire-to-wire best teams in the NFC. The Packers had a better record than Arizona for a while, and things got a little dicey late, but Arizona was right there behind Carolina most of the season. And so, we get a matchup that on paper could provide one of the best matchups of the playoffs. Strong offense, strong defense, what else could you want?
Cardinals vs. Panthers
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
When: Sunday, January 24, 3:40 p.m. PT
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Radio: Cardinals Radio Network | Panthers Radio Network
Online Streaming: FOXSportsGo
Odds: The Panthers opened as a 4-point favorite. The line dropped to a field goal, and has settled there, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.
Cardinals blog: Revenge of the Birds
Panthers blog: Cat Scratch Reader