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.