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  • Football Pros Conference Championships Picks

    Baltimore @ New England 3:00 PM- It has been very easy for a lot of pundits to look back to the 33-14 playoff win for the Ravens in New England a few years ago. Unfortunately, the Ravens do not have a similar performance like that this season; maybe not even once since then. Back then, Flacco only completed 4 passes and the Baltimore running game controlled the match-up by toting the ball 52 times. Also, the Patriots offense has had a bigger transformation than Heidi Montag. The Pats attack out of their “12” package with their two tight ends that can do anything Brady asks from them. Also, that playoff loss is the only loss to the Ravens that the Patriots franchise has had against Baltimore. The evil duo from Foxboro is just too much of a machine right now. PICK: (NE 6-3)

    New York at San Francisco 6:30 PM- Let’s party like it is 1989. The defensive-minded Giants and Montana-led Niners met 15 times between the early 1980s and early 1990s. The dominant passing team, the Niners, won 10 of those games. The weather could be an issue and is slated to be a bit cold with a decent chance of rain during the game. I am of the opinion that a bad track favors the positions that know where they are going. Specifically, that includes the wide receivers and the defensive linemen. The lines could be a wash, but is there even an inkling of doubt about who has the better passing game and receiving corps? PICK: (NYG 5-4)

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    Comments 15 Comments
    1. SpartaChris's Avatar
      Let's hope the games this weekend are as exciting as the Niners/Saints game last weekend.
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Full disclosure...

      I think SF-NE is the best Super Bowl game out there, but I see a Harbaugh family reunion. I'm after-the-dash on both games.

      Baltimore over New England
      San Francisco over NY Giants
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      I think Baltimore is merely an above average team. That won't even come close to getting it done tomorrow. The Pats are in FU mode and can still remember the humiliation that the Ravens put on them a couple of years ago in Foxboro. Cam Cameron vs. Bellichick makes me wish I was in Vegas.

      As for the NFC - I lean towards New York.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      I think it's human nature to look at the next game through the prism of the last one.

      I think New England is who they've been all season: a vulnerable defense and a massive offense. Could last week's game against Denver have convinced folks their defense is better than perhaps it is?

      Likewise, last week's struggle against Houston's mighty fine defense might be coloring opinions about the chances of Baltimore's offense. Granted, it's not a powerhouse. But does it need to be against NE's defense?

      I picked Baltimore but I'm fighting myself. I worry about NE's offense running wild and the Ravens' offense not keeping up.
    1. BuckeyeRidley's Avatar
      Pretty Good If I Say So Myself.

      BAL<NE NYG>SF
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Baltimore won't stop New England on D and can't hang with them on O. Whether it's Gronk, Welker, Woodhead, Hernandez, Branch, or Edelman, whosoever is covered by a linebacker will see the ball 90% of the time and Brady will put up Ye Olde Videoe Gamme numbers once again despite throwing one interception in the first half. Rice will do well early, but will be made obsolete by the third quarter. Patriots, 30-17.

      New York is going to make people say I Told You So about the QB of the Conference Championship home team when they overwhelm San Francisco's offensive line and give Smith no chance. Defensively, San Francisco has Donte Whitner, who can't handle anyone on New York's roster. He doesn't match up with bigger guys, and he doesn't keep up with faster guys. Some really good restaurants in the Bay Area, though.
    1. Curtis's Avatar
      Giants win.
      Pats win.

      Enjoy the games everyone. I will try to pop in chat a bit later.
    1. Docta's Avatar
      Looks like the council beat me by 3 picks (2 if I get the SB right.).
    1. BuckeyeRidley's Avatar
      So, I'm HOPING that the Pro Bowl picks article will be placed soon. I'll check back later in the morning!
    1. Polishguy00's Avatar
      Haha. Okay here it is.

      The Pro Bowl sucks. You have a gambling problem if you bet on it. (NFC 6-3)
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Full Disclosure...

      NFC over the AFC, and I like them to cover the 4 1/2. I'm an AFC guy at heart, but there are too many weapons on the NFC roster this year. With no Peyton Manning, no Tom Brady, a limited Ben Roethlisberger, and a fully healthy Philip Rivers, I think the NFC pulls away in the 4th quarter.
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      {I'd be hedging my bet a bit at this point. I forgot that Roethlisberger is perfect for this game, since Arians prepped him well with his throwing 8-10 balls 40+ yards per game. And no one is better when the OL and DL are holding hands and singing Kum Ba Yah than Philip Rivers. But with Andy Dalton closing the show, perhaps v. Cam Newton, which rookie shows that they can dig deep and pull this thing out? Something tells me that Cam Newton may have an MVP-type performance in him, allowing the NFC to pull away late. OK, I've talked myself back into the NFC.}
    1. Bengals1181's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Trumpetbdw View Post
      {I'd be hedging my bet a bit at this point. I forgot that Roethlisberger is perfect for this game, since Arians prepped him well with his throwing 8-10 balls 40+ yards per game. And no one is better when the OL and DL are holding hands and singing Kum Ba Yah than Philip Rivers. But with Andy Dalton closing the show, perhaps v. Cam Newton, which rookie shows that they can dig deep and pull this thing out? Something tells me that Cam Newton may have an MVP-type performance in him, allowing the NFC to pull away late. OK, I've talked myself back into the NFC.}
      it wasn't all on Dalton, but you basically nailed it. Both rookies played the entire second half of a game that was tied at halftime. Dalton engineered 24 points, Newton 10.
    1. mikesteelnation1's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Bengals1181 View Post
      it wasn't all on Dalton, but you basically nailed it. Both rookies played the entire second half of a game that was tied at halftime. Dalton engineered 24 points, Newton 10.
      I didn't watch the game, so seeing this ^^ stat gives me 3 thoughts.

      1. Two legit starting qbs came from this draft.
      2. Kudos to Dalton for getting it done. The game is a farce, but he still stepped up and got the job done.
      3. This is exactly what's wrong with the pro bowl and why it doesn't get better ratings. 2 Rooks played the entire second half. I mean really? In a year where 4 of the 7 best qbs of the last 7 yrs actually played in the game, we saw none of them past intermission. That's ridiculous

      This may have been the most worthy qb group that actually played in the game in years. It's usually guys who totally don't belong because of injuries, sb, and just don't care. We got a pro bowl where the big names showed up to play, and they sat the entire 2nd half. Put the Rooks in late in the 4th for mop up. Let the big names play more. It's a qb driven league, and the pro bowl just made itself look as its perceived. A game no one cares about. If they did the 4 big names would have been playing deep into the game.

      My post is no aside to Dalton or newton. Just saying the other 4 qbs have big star power that was under utilized to make this event more relevant. Had I watched it, I definitely would have tuned out once the #3 guys came out to play the 2nd half.
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      {You missed a great game. And at least Bengal and Dolphin fans had something to be proud of.}

      The point that I made last night in chat. What would draw the better ratings? A pro bowl, or a game the week before the Super Bowl between the two worst teams in the league, winner gets 1st pick? No need for draft lottery, play it on the field. A Colts-Rams winner-take-all would have been awesome, and drawn between 37% and 73% more audience.