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Relive NFC Championship Watch Party

January 24

Sunday's NFC Championship Game was a heavyweight clash between two of the NFL's top teams – and two of the greatest players ever to step foot on the gridiron.

Tom Brady's Tampa Buccaneers outlasted Aaron Rodgers' Green Bay Packers on FOX to earn Brady's 10th trip to the Super Bowl with a 31-26 win. From the kickoff until the Bucs were crowned NFC champions, we were here with the NFC Championship Watch Party.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders joined former NFL stars Greg Jennings and Michael Vick to provide live analysis of the game, answer fan questions, tell their favorite stories and welcome a bevy of surprise special guests from across the sports and pop culture universe.

Former Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was the first to join the show, right as Brady was leading Tampa Bay to the first score of the game.

The touchdown to Mike Evans was vintage TB12, of course, but McCoy, Sanders, Jennings and Vick also explained what makes Evans such a dangerous target.

Rodgers and the Packers responded with a touchdown of their own on a dime of a throw by the Green Bay quarterback. The picture-perfect toss prompted Jennings, who played with both Rodgers and Brett Favre, to compare the two legendary Packers QBs.

A Bucs touchdown to close the second half left the group practically speechless before they started to diagnose Green Bay defensive back Kevin King's involvement in several big plays for Tampa Bay.

Vick, Jennings react to Tom Brady's touchdown to Scotty Miller to end the first half

As Rodgers and the Packers came storming back, Vick, Sanders and Jennings discussed whether the Green Bay front office lit a fire under the QB by drafting Jordan Love this past offseason, as well as how Rodgers responds to pressure.

In the fourth quarter, Brady and the Bucs emerged triumphant among a flurry of questionable coaching decisions and a couple of controversial calls. It was one of the biggest wins of Brady's storied career, and on the other side of the ledger, Vick believes Rodgers' legacy took a big hit Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers’ legacy is diminished ‘tremendously’ by NFC Title Game loss — Michael Vick

Between big-time plays, the crew took time to give advice to the next generation, with Sanders emphasizing how important it is to be willing to outwork everyone around you and Jennings adding that making the most of that work is equally important.

Emmanuel Sanders, Greg Jennings, and Michael Vick on advice for next generation

No one knows the value of hard work more than Charles Woodson, who reflected on his potential induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Charles Woodson reflects on potential Hall of Fame induction

In the end, the Bucs pulled off a win in a wild closing few minutes. Brady is headed to his 10th Super Bowl ... and we will see you Sunday, Feb. 7, for the FOX Sports Super Bowl Watch Party!


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