Monday, January 16, 2012

It's Conference Championship Time!

After the dust has settled from the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, four teams have emerged and will be playing for their conferences' spot in the Super Bowl.

The Divisional Round of the playoffs featured an upset, a back-and-forth game, a game that was closer than it should have been and a complete blowout.

Without going into great detail (mainly because I missed watching all four games this weekend due to my local CBS channel being stupid and not being near a TV for the games on Fox), here's a quick run down...

--- Oh how the mighty have fallen. The 15-1 number one seeded Packers fell to the Giants this weekend. Many prior to the game thought the Giants had a real shot playing the Packers and those, myself not included, were right to think so. Disappointment for Aaron Rodgers and crew, but it'll be nice to see someone different in the Super Bowl this year.

--- Along those lines, the 49ers beat the Saints in probably the best game of the weekend which paired the number two and three seeds out of the NFC. After looking like the Saints were going to pull out a victory, the Niners drove the field and scored a game-winning touchdown with a few seconds left. The Saints had five turnovers in the game, which ultimately did them in. The Niners advance and will host the G-men for the NFC Title game in what I am willing to bet will be a major defensive battle.

--- Tebow Time is over. Credit to the kid for getting the Broncos where they were this weekend, but Tom Brady was superman and buried the Broncos by dropping 45 points on them. Brady and the Patriot offense are looking to be in championship form, which does not bode well for anyone who plays the Patriots next.

--- Finally, we have the Ravens-Texans match-up. This game turned out to be closer than I expected (probably due to my favorite team bias). The Ravens D showed up when it mattered and stopped the Texans on what could have been a game-tying drive late in the forth quarter. The Ravens head to Gillette Stadium to face the Patriots in what could be a dogfight matching the Ravens dominating defense against Brady and company. The winner of this game will be the team that does not make the most mistakes.

That's all she wrote. Next week this time, the talk will be Super Bowl as the match-up will be decided. Here's the schedule of this weekend's games:

Sunday, January 22
Ravens @ Patriots - 3 p.m. ET CBS
Giants @ 49ers - 6:30 p.m. ET FOX

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