The NFL is down to its final four for this season, as we head into conference championship weekend. And while feel-good stories surround the upstart Arizona Cardinals, and the Baltimore Ravens are a game away from the Super Bowl a season after going 5-11, the possibility remains of an all-Pennsylvania Super Bowl matchup in Tampa on February 1.
In Sunday’s first game, the resurgent Philadelphia Eagles, winners of six of their last seven games after beating the New York Giants last weekend, visit suburban Phoenix to take on the surprising Arizona Cardinals, stunning winners in Carolina last Saturday, in the NFC championship game (3 pm Eastern, Fox). And in Sunday’s nightcap, the Baltimore Ravens, back to their old tricks despite being led by a rookie head coach and starting quarterback, pay a visit to the Steel City to butt heads with a Steelers team looking to win a ring for the other mitt (6:30 pm Eastern, CBS).
SportsInteraction.com was listing Philadelphia as 3.5-point favorites over Arizona on its NFL betting lines Monday morning, with a total of 48. And while the line on that game was holding steady in early action, the total had dropped a half-point, to 47.5, by Tuesday morning.
Pittsburgh was chalked by five points over Baltimore on the SportsInteraction NFL betting odds Monday morning, with a total of 33.5. But by Tuesday morning, the Steelers had been bumped to -6, and the total had increased a half-point to 34.
Pittsburgh also tops SportsInteraction’s Super Bowl XLIII betting board as +150 favorites. The Steelers are followed by the Eagles at +210, the Ravens at +350, and the Cardinals at +500.