Seahawks, Patriots to advance

By Steve Sell
January 16, 2015

We’re getting down to serious business in the NFL.

Sunday will determine which two teams will meet in the Super Bowl.

Big-time quarterbacks with Super Bowl pedigrees rule the weekend. In the NFC Championship Game, both Seattle’s Russell Wilson and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers have a Super Bowl ring to their credit, while in the AFC, New England’s Tom Brady is a Super Bowl staple. Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck is the only quarterback without a ring, but he’s probably the best young quarterback in the game.

It’s hard to believe the Seattle Seahawks were 5-4 after their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead. Apparently that setback refocused the defending champs because they have not lost since, winning seven in a row. With Rodgers not 100 percent, look for the Seahawks to bring the heat and force him out of the pocket. Winning in Seattle is a virtual impossibility for any road team.

Indianapolis surprised Denver and gimpy Peyton Manning last week. But asking Luck and the Colts to win at Denver and New England in back-to-back weeks is asking too much.

The way I see it, Seattle is going to defeat Green Bay 24-17, while New England will be a 23-20 winner over Indianapolis. If that does happen, look for Seattle to repeat as the Super Bowl champion as its defense is nothing short of amazing.