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AFC and NFC Championship Game Picks
by Pietro DiSante Jr,posted Jan 17 2013 12:39PM
Well, here we are. One step away from the Super Bowl. Four teams left: the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots. All had great seasons and at one time or another, were considered the best team in the NFL. My Super Bowl pick of Broncos-Packers ended badly last Saturday with both teams losing, so now I have a clean slate these final two weeks. Both Championship Games have a chance to be great, but also have a chance to be blowouts. Can't wait.
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:
San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons
I have, literally, picked against the Falcons all season. I will continue that this week by taking the 49ers, but I have a good feeling about Atlanta. Many people are not giving the home team, #1 seed, a chance, but I think they have a good one. They have a great offense and their defense is improving. Last week things did not go well in the second half against Seattle, but they pulled off the win in the end. As for the 49ers, they have a great defense, plenty of offensive weapons and now their QB position also looks strong. They are going to be a great team for at least the next five seasons, if not longer. 49ers get the win: 38-27.
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots
Wow, I am excited to watch this game, to say the least. Ray Lewis vs. Tom Brady for the AFC Championship: Round 2. Last year, if not for a couple of bad plays, the Ravens would have played the Giants in the Super Bowl instead of the Patriots. This year, the Patriots have improved as a team and I am not sure the Ravens have, but the news of Ray Lewis retiring has given them an extra boost. Not many teams match-up with the Patriots well, but two teams left in the playoffs do: the Ravens and 49ers. This one will go down to the wire, as most Patriots-Ravens games do, I say 34-31 Ravens with the huge upset.
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