Friday, January 18, 2008
NFL Championship Game Picks
The NFL season has reached the point where Week 1 seems like it was just yesterday, but if we look at the season as we were still in Week 1, the conference championships seem far into the future.
The final days are ticking off the NFL playing calendar, but we've got the best football ahead of us, starting with what I think will be two tremendous conference championship games.
San Diego (13-5) vs. New England Patriots (17-0): San Diego is playing its best football in two years. The Chargers are in the midst of an eight-game win streak, and proved they can overcome diversity by taking down the defending Super Bowl Champion Colts in the RCA Dome. The Chargers will need Philip Rivers and LT this game; backups won't do it like they did in Indy. What more can be said about the Patriots? They're simply the best and are heavy favorites at home. They don't make mistakes. They'll rip out your throat, throw it in the mud and piss on it. No mercy. This 'blueprint' to beat the Patriots that we've all heard about? It's the blueprint to beat nearly every NFL team. Pressure the QB. The Chargers have the pass rush to do that and the defense forced the most turnovers in the league this season. But it's the New England Freakin' Patriots. How can you pick against them?
New York Giants (12-6) vs. Green Bay Packers (14-3): They run the football well, their QB isn't making mistakes, and the defensive front seven flabbergasts the opponent. So why aren't the NY Giants going to beat the Packers? It tings me to write this... Br...Brett...Brett Favre. Look, I don't hate the guy; I hate the media masturbation he gets. It's sickening, almost gay porn sickening. Yeah, no lie. Look, Favre is great, OK? There you go. He's great. He's magical. I may even root for him in the Super Bowl. Ah, god, I can't believe I'm saying this. After all the years he's pummeled my Detroit Lions. So, much to the delight of Peter King, I'm going to pick the Packers in this one.