Friday, January 22, 2010

Championship Round Picks

Ok ok, so I'm 3-5 in the playoffs...pretty pathetic...but I'm gonna keep my confidence up and pick the championship games too!

Here we go:

For the AFC Game I'm going to have to take Indianapolis. While I'm a firm believer that defense wins football games (and the Jets have the best), Manning has proven that there is no defense for perfect passes...and you know Dwight Freeney and the Colts Defense will be hungry for Jets' Rookie QB Mark Sanchez. The Jets D should keep it a close game, but if they can't get to Manning, the Colts are going to the Super Bowl.

As for the NFC... This one, to me, is the harder pick of the two games (albeit they are both outstanding match-ups). I'll expect the Saints to top the Vikings, and this could be an old fashion shootout. Both teams this year have played superbly, but have also faltered against lesser opponents. Turnovers, and big defensive plays will determine this one, but it'll be interesting to see which team can prevent more points from being scored. I'd like to see Favre make it to the Super Bowl one more time, but the Vikings shaky secondary play doesn't seem capable of handling Brees and the dangerous Saints offense. Mark it down...I'm goin' with New Orleans.

Enjoy the games everyone! I'm off to New York to start work at Showtime Sports on Monday! I'll be heading to Miami January 30th for the Pro Bowl and Inside the NFL (and other fun stuff during the week leading up to the Super Bowl), so stay tuned for exciting blog posts from all the action!


  1. The majority of people are taking the Colts to kill the Jets this
    week but you have to consider how well New York matches up against
    Indy. Indy has the worst running game in the league, and is ALL
    Peyton. The Jets have the #1 pass-defence and if they can put the
    clamps on Peyton early… it could very well be a Jets win. TheCoach
    isn’t calling a J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS win but they will cover the
    spread. I know Indy shut down Baltimore’s running game last week
    but the Jets strive on being quick and elusive.. something Ray Rice

    Minnesota and New Orleans is going to be such a good game. I was
    hoping all season long these two would meet up in the NFC
    Championship and honestly.. either team could team this game. The
    Saints are -3.0 favourites and historically home team get given three
    points for the home-field advantage… so basically this game is a
    pick-em and there is ONE thing that I like about the Saints and its
    that home-field advantage. Last week Warner and Romo combined for 7
    sacks and 4 fumbles largely in part to not being able to communicate
    with their offence. The SuperDome is NUTS and I don’t care how much
    experience Favre has, the crowd can help a team and also hurt the
    other so much.

    Feel free to check out my picks with scores (and of course
    cheerleader pictures) @

    Best of luck to all this week,

  2. thanks for the commentary! You make excellent points about both teams! Just coming back from half time in the first game and it's a nail biter already. I'm a little surprised at the score, but both teams have flexed their respective muscles and have played how I expected.

    Enjoy the games and keep reading, I'll be sure to check out your site as well!


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