NFC AND AFC CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
This weekend will be an amazing one of football. Regardless of regular season records for both conferences most people felt that these were the 4 best teams this year and they made it.
We will start off with the NFC which should be one of the great defensive battles of all time. Both teams are sort of mirror images of each other. They both have amazing running games and very athletic quarterbacks. Seattle should have the advantage when you compare the defensive backs and San Fran may have a slight advantage when it comes to the defensive line. Kapernick is faster to me than Wilson but Wilson makes the best decisions and is the better quarterback. 49ers by far have a better receiving corp with Crabtree, Davis and Boldin which should be a great matchup against the Seahawks amazing secondary. Gore and Lynch are both physical “grinders” at running back but Lynch is faster and I would pick him out of the 2. Truth is this is one of my hardest picks ever and I am thinking this may go into overtime which will be classic. Two great coaches who players love to play for. I have to go with the momentum that the 49ers have and pick them to win. Whether Percy Harvin can play or not will have a big impact on the game.
49ers 19 Seahawks 16
The AFC Championship is like the headliner of a major boxing match. Manning and Brady is what everyone wants to see. It is kind of sad both are in the AFC so we will never see a Manning / Brady Superbowl but this is the next best thing. Starting off with coaches John Fox is a good coach but Belichick is incredible and may go down as the best ever. It is going to always be an argument between which QB is the best. Manning is thought to be the better regular season QB while Brady has had more success in the post season. Peyton has 3 great receivers, great running back and a great tight end. Brady has some unknowns and 2 solid receivers. It is basically two great offences against two average defenses. Both teams have great run games that are based on the explosiveness of their pass games. In the end it will be Belichick with his great planning that pulls of the win.
Patriots 34 Broncos 24
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