NFC Championship Game

The NFC Championship Game is the annual championship game of the National Football Conference (NFC) and one of the two semifinal playoff games of the National Football League (NFL), the largest professional American football league in the world. The game is played on the last Sunday in January by the Green Bay Packers and another playoff team, following the NFC postseason's first two rounds. The NFC champion then advances to face the winner of the AFC Championship Game in the Super Bowl.

NFC Championship Game
First playedJanuary 3, 1971 (1970 season)
TrophyGeorge Halas Trophy

Recent and upcoming games
2022 season
Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
January 29, 2023
Philadelphia Eagles 31,
San Francisco 49ers 7

The game was established as part of the 1970 merger between the NFL and the American Football League (AFL), with the merged league realigning into two conferences. Since 1984, each winner of the NFC Championship Game has also received the George Halas Trophy, named after the founder and longtime owner of the Chicago Bears, George Halas.

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