How to watch the Packers play the Falcons live

If it's anything like the regular season meetup between these two teams, the NFC Championship is sure to be entertaining.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had plenty to celebrate after leading his team to a nailbiting NFL playoff win Sunday.

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On Sunday, Jan. 22, the Green Bay Packers will play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game. The winner goes to the Super Bowl. The loser goes on a vacation.

Kickoff is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. PT/3:05 p.m. ET on Fox.

To catch the game live, you have a couple of different options. First and foremost is picking up an HDTV antenna and using free, over-the-air programming to watch the game. Read through our roundup of cheap antenna options, should you opt to go this route.

The other option is to stream the game, but there are some hoops you have to jump through if that's the case.

Fox Sports Go app or foxsports.com: The Fox Sports Go service will carry the game, but it's not free and there's no way to sign up for a free trial as is the case with the AFC Championship on CBS All Access later today (note: CNET is also a unit of CBS).

The same goes for watching the game at foxsports.com. Both the website and Fox Sports Go require users to sign in with a cable or satellite providers' credentials -- such as Comcast or DirecTV -- before you can stream live TV.

Fox Sports Go has an app on most streaming set-top boxes. Click here to view app availability.

Watch via Verizon's NFL app: Big Red still holds exclusive rights for mobile streaming of NFL games. That means the Fox live streams are blacked out on all mobile devices from other carriers. But Verizon users can stream the game to their phones via the NFL Mobile app. (No charge to Verizon users above and beyond the standard monthly bill and applicable data fees.)