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NFC Championship schedule: Cardinals vs. Panthers for berth in Super Bowl 50

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The Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers will meet to determine the NFC representative in Super Bowl 50.

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 NFL Championship Game will pit the Carolina Panthers against the Arizona Cardinals. The game will be played Sunday, Jan. 24 and will be broadcast on FOX. Carolina opens as a 4-point favorite.

The NFC West champion Cardinals (14-3) advanced with a 26-20 overtime victory on Saturday against the Green Bay Packers. Arizona is trying to reach its first Super Bowl since the 2008 season, when it lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-23.

The Panthers (16-1) took a 31-0 halftime lead over the Seahawks on Sunday and survived a second-half rally to win 31-24. The Panthers' only Super Bowl appearance came in 2003 when they lost to the New England Patriots, 32-29.

We know one team who will play in the AFC ChampionshipGame already, as the New England Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-20, on Saturday. The Denver Broncos host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second Divisional Round game.

Super Bowl 50 will be held Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

See Revenge of the Birds for the Arizona perspective and Cat Scratch Reader for the Carolina viewpoint.