In anticipation of the AFC and NFC Championship games this weekend, we’ve pulled together America’s leading sportscasters to make their predictions and picks for Patriots-Broncos and 49ers-Seahawks.
Seattle and San Francisco have each won their home game against each other. With the rubber match taking place at CenturyLink Field, which game will be played? The blowout 29-3 Seattle win in Week 2 or the 19-17 gritty win by the 49ers in Week 14?
When the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.
It may not be the Beast Quake, but Marshawn Lynch had another great game against New Orleans in the Playoffs as Seattle was able to outlast the Saints 23-15 and advance to the NFC Conference Finals next weekend.
Seattle shouldn’t hope to follow the same route to as their previous victory over New Orleans if they want to advance to the NFC title game next week.
The first time the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints met in Week 13, it was for NFC Supremacy. Now in Week 19, the true force of the NFC will be revealed.
Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?
Peyton is still here. He’s still active. Boy, is he active. And last night was more than dropping a double-nickel, like Jordan did against the Knicks on his comeback trail.
Having an elite signal-caller who can win you the game in crunch time is essential for any NFL franchise.
It’s fitting that Seattle is Washington’s opponent on Sunday in the Redskins’ first home playoff game since 1999. That’s because the Seahawks are led by Russell Wilson and Washington by Robert Griffin III — both rookies.