Championship Sunday, or the Final Four if you will. The Packers and Falcons will do battle for their claim to the top spot in the NFC while the Steelers and Patriots square off in Foxboro for that same right in the AFC. These are four very capable offenses so points could fly this weekend. Here are my predictions.
Last Week: 3-1
Sunday, January 22nd, 3:05 e.t.
#4 Green Bay Packers (12-6) @ #2 Atlanta Falcons (12-5)
The Packers and Falcons are two of the hottest offenses in the league right now and neither defense is all that great against the passing game. Atlanta has had some good fortune lately against bad offenses making it seem like they’ve righted the ship but I don’t see them getting enough pressure on Aaron Rodgers to effect his game. Despite injuries I see Green Bay going on to the Super Bowl continuing their hot streak.
Green Bay 33, Atlanta 30
Sunday, January 22nd, 6:40 e.t.
#4 Pittsburgh Steelers (13-5) @ New England Patriots (15-2)
The Steelers, much like Green Bay, have been on quite a roll lately but so have the Patriots. New England is simply doing what it always does and that is taking care of business against weaker teams. Pittsburgh is finding itself on offense and they have been strong running with LeVeon Bell lately. Also, the Steelers have enough weapons on offense to expose the New England defense, something that some of the inferior teams with lesser quarterbacks may not have been able to do. I see the Steelers taking the win and meeting Green Bay in the Super Bowl.
Pittsburgh 29, New England 25
Enjoy the two fantastic matchups this weekend. I will be back on soon with my Super Bowl prediction!