It’s Championship weekend in the NFL, and we predicted 2 out of the 4 teams still standing. Last weekend saw some Hall of Fame worthy play, and an ending for the ages. Now, we turn the page to conference championship weekend to decide who will battle for the Lombardi Trophy. Both championship games should be quality contests, which means the league wins no matter what. Once again, we’ll give it our best shot to pick the winners.
NFC Championship: Packers @ Falcons
This one should be heavy on the offense. Atlanta does have home field advantage, and with Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Devonta Freemen, and Tevon Coleman, the Falcons have plenty of weapons. With a Green Bay defense that is in the middle of the pack at best, It would appear that Atlanta should be on their way to Super Bowl 51. However, Aron Rogers is Aron Rogers, and right now, you just can’t bet against him. Thus, we believe the Packers will be your NFC Champions.
AFC Championship: Steelers @ Patriots
This year’s AFC Championship Game should be a thriller. Two of the best teams in football are set to hook it up Sunday night. Levon Bell, Ben Rothlesberger, and Antonio Brown, are an incredible trio. And there is no doubt the defense in Pittsburgh is stellar, but the Patriots have Tom Brady. While we absolutely think this game will come down to the final possession, until proven wrong, we won’t bet against Brady and Belichick. The Patriots will raise the Lamar Hunt Trophy, and look for their fifth title two weeks from Sunday.
So we predict a rematch 20 years in the making, as the Packers and Patriots squared off in the 1997 Super Bowl. “The Old Gunslinger,” Brett Farve, led Green Bay to the title with a game winning drive. Can the Patriots even things up? We’ll tell ya next week!