Let me start off by saying, thank God for last Sunday. Before the Packers took on the Cowboys last Sunday, 6 Playoff games had been played. In those 6 games, the average margin of victory was 18.3 pts. AWFUL! Fortunately, we were all saved by the Packers winning on a last second field goal, and a kicker’s delight game in Kansas City, which saw a total of 7 FGs!
So here we are. The Final Four. Arguably the best Final Four QBs that the NFL Playoffs has ever produced. Brady vs Roethlisberger. Rodgers vs Ryan. This should be a heck of a day of football.
Sunday, January 22nd:
#4 Green Bay Packers at #2 Atlanta Falcons
- I’m going with the Green Bay Packers, and not just because I’m a shareholder. Rodgers has been on an absolute legendary tear, ever since talking of “running the table” back in the regular season. The Packers haven’t lost a game since November 20th, and I don’t see the Falcons defense stopping the train now. It’s going to be a high scoring game, with two high powered offenses, but I have to give the nod to Green Bay, simply because of their QB. Packers win 38-35.
#3 Pittsburgh Steelers at #1 New England Patriots
- I predicted before the season that Pittsburgh would be in the Super Bowl, and I’m not changing my mind now. Everyone in the AFC knows that the road to the Super Bowl, goes through Foxborough. This season is no different. Brady has had one of, if not the best, seasons of his historic career, and is trying to get to an unprecedented 7th Super Bowl. However, I don’t think he has the parts to help him on defense. Roethlisberger has the help of arguably the best RB and WR in the NFL. Steelers win a tough one, 24-19.
To recap, my picks:
- Green Bay
My Record: 172-90-2 (.6578)