After a wild Wild Card weekend in which three underdogs won outright on the road, this year's AFC and NFC conference championships each feature no. 1 versus no. 2 seed matchups. But which seeds tend to win NFL conference championships since the merger in 1970?
Conference Championship Wins by Seed
As you check out which seeds have won the AFC and NFC conference championships, there are two important things to note: The sixth seed did not exist until the playoffs expanded in 1990, and the fifth seed first came into play during the 1978 season, which is also when the regular season schedule expanded from 14 to 16 games.
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