For the first time since 2005 the top two seeds in both the NFC and AFC will meet to ultimately determine their respective representatives in Super Bowl XLVIII (48). The NFC features divisional rivals, the Seattle Seahawks who will host the San Francisco 49ers. This will be the third meeting of these two teams this season. The teams split their previous two contests during the regular season. The 49ers are in the conference championship game for the third straight year. They are truly on a mission. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers, 29-3 in Seattle in September; the 49ers won 19-17 in San Francisco in December. In the AFC, the Denver Broncos will host the New England Patriots, a game that the CBS Television Network is billing (and relishing) as Manning vs. Brady XV. It is rare that two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks oppose one another in a conference championship game. In their previous confrontations, Tom Brady has held a 10-4 advantage over Peyton Manning’s teams. Brady’s teams have won 2 out 3 previous playoff encounters. Despite the lopsided advantage in Brady’s favor, the Broncos and Patriots figure to be two very evenly matched teams, and should amount to a very competitive contest.