After an extremely unpredictable 0-4 divisional round I have now fallen to 3-5 on the postseason. Rest assured that there’s still time to get back in this thing, so let’s get back on the horse and make some picks. Starting with the NFC Title Game.
Niners versus Falcons
Not quite the match-up I predicted, but nonetheless these teams have both proved their mettle throughout the season. This is Atlanta’s first time hosting the NFC Title game, so it’ll be interesting to see how the Georgia Dome reacts to this new type of atmosphere. The Niners are favored by 4.5 points in this game despite it being on the road. You never know though, because this could be anyone’s game. San Francisco has lost 4 straight road playoff games, and unless their defense can have a big game it’ll look like Matt Ryan will have his way with this defense. With wide-outs like Julio Jones and Roddy White, I think he will. Especially since the game is in Atlanta.
My Pick: Falcons
Ravens versus Patriots
Another interesting game. In a rematch of last years AFC Title game the Ravens travel again to Foxborough for the right to go to the Super Bowl. The Ravens won the regular season match-up, but that was on their home turf. This is at Gillette Stadium, and New England rarely loses at home. Baltimore will need a few miracles to get the edge in this one. You never know though, people were saying the same thing before the Denver game. For the sake of Ray Lewis, I’m convinced.
My Pick: Ravens
Let’s go for an “Angry Birds” Super Bowl!