My Condolences to Sunday’s Losers, and Congrats to Sunday’s Winners: My Playoff Predictions


Championship Game Sunday. What could be more exciting than the games that will come today? Never in a season do four teams play for so much, with everything on the line than this Sunday right now. Sure we can all talk about the Super Bowl, and that’s great for whichever team wins, but both of those teams will go down in history. If you lose here though, you will either get to go into history or go home forgotten in all the lore the Super Bowl brings. This is it.


The San Diego Chargers pulled an upset last week against the Indianapolis Colts, and they did it without LT and Rivers for a good portion of the game. Can they do it again, against what is arguably the best team in the NFL, the New England Patriots? I don’t think so. The question will be can they keep the Patriots from scoring at will. Not many teams have been able to do that, in fact only one AFC team this season even came close. I don’t think the Chargers will be able to do it either. The Patriots will win this game 28-17. The game, however, won’t be as close as the score would indicate.


The NY Giants have been picking up a lot of hype over the last few weeks. Eli Manning hasn’t lost any games so clearly the New York media has a huge crush on him. That doesn’t bode well for Eli though, NY Media crushes seem to last as long as Courtney Love’s sobriety. The relationship will end tomorrow after a more experienced Brett Favre and his Green Bay Packers beat Eli Manning in what could be the Ice Bowl II. The weather isn’t going to be nice, but the very cold day will be symbolic to how the NY Media will treat Eli in the weeks to come. Green Bay wins 21-12.


The Chargers and NY Giants will be taking yet another walk down the halls of shame when they once again prove incapable of winning a playoff game when it truly matters. The Patriots will be back in a familiar place and Brett Favre will be seeing the Super Bowl again in away he should have seen it so many more times in his illustrious career. To the Giants fans, do not go into despair, Eli Manning has actually been a very solid QB this season. My money is on the idea he will be again next season as well. He isn’t ever going to be Peyton though.

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