Sunday, January 22, 2012

AFC & NFC Conference Championship Picks 2011

In a few short hours, the AFC Championship will take place from Gillette Stadium as the New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens for the right to play in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.

After that game, the NFC Championship will take place at Candlestick Park as the San Francisco 49ers host the New York Giants.

Last week, the two NFC Divisional games brought us surprises and excitement, as "The Catch III" took place as the 49ers beat New Orleans with nine seconds left last Saturday. On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers (who had the NFL's best record at 15-1) got knocked out by the New York Giants.

AFC Championship Game:
Baltimore Ravens (13-4) at New England Patriots (14-3)


NFC Championship Game:
New York Giants (11-7) at San Francisco 49ers (14-3)

Can the Ravens defense be able to contain Tom Brady and the one-two tight end punch of Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski? How good is the Patriot defense? These questions will be answered this afternoon.

The Giants are peaking at the right time, as witnessed last week against Green Bay. In 2007, the G-Men were the NFL road warriors, winning FOUR games on the road, including Super Bowl XLII.

As much as I want to see Harbaugh Bowl II, I think it will be a rematch of Super Bowl XLII in two weeks.

New England 31, Baltimore 14
NY Giants 28, San Francisco 19

With that said...
New York Giants (12-7) vs. New England Patriots (15-3)

SAD BREAKING NEWS: Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno passed away this morning due to complications of lung cancer. He was 85.

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