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For the first time since the mid-1990s, we had two teams last season that lost in their respective conference championship game in a year both return to those same title games the following year.
After the 2011 regular season, the San Francisco 49ers were defeated by the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game. They returned to the title game this past year to face the Atlanta Falcons and defeated the Falcons to reach the Super Bowl. Also after the ’11 season, the Baltimore Ravens lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. The Ravens got another shot at the Pats in this year’s AFC title game and beat them on their way to becoming the eventual Super Bowl champs.