Are You Ready For Some Football?!
The Conference Championship games are set, here’s my picks. What are you thinking?
Packers @ Bears; 1PM MST
These two teams have played a record 181 times, but haven’t played each other in the playoffs since 1941. Exciting!!! The Bears won the first meeting this season against the Pack, but when the season was on the line in final week of the regular season Green Bay took care of business. I am going to say this game comes down to quarterback play. The Packers Quarterback, Aaron Rodgers is the leagues hottest quarterback, and you never know what you are going to get with former Bronco, and now Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler. Therefore, I give the advantage to the road team in what will be an easy win, Packers 31, Bears 17.
Jets @ Steelers; 4:30PM MST
In the last two weeks alone the Jets have played and beaten two of the most high profile quarterbacks in the league, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. So why not try and make it three for three as they take on another superstar quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger. You have to wonder if this run of great play and even good luck for the Jets is about to run out though. The Steelers always seem to step up this time of year, and they just plain don’t lose at home. Tough one to pick here! I have to think the Jets are going to continue to ride this string of momentum that they have built, but in order to do so they have to cause the Steelers to turn the ball over. If Roethlisberger is allowed to move around and pick apart the Jets defense, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez wont be able to keep up. I’m going to give the Jets defense the benefit of the doubt. Both road teams win today. Jets 17, Steelers 14.