NFL Picks: Championship Round

What an insane weekend of football. From Tennessee dominating to Kansas City dropping 51 points in 32 minutes, and from San Francisco dominating Minnesota to Aaron Rodgers dropping an absolute dime on a clutch third down, I think we can all agree that it was an exciting weekend. Last week, I went 3-1 with my picks, with the plucky Titans being the only team to upend my expectations. That brings us to the Final Four. Here’s what I think is going to happen:

Tennessee at Kansas City

This is a tough game for me to call. Obviously, Tennessee is the hottest team in the league right now. Even more so, their team is equipped to attack Kansas City’s weakness. I don’t know if Derrick Henry can be stopped right now. At the same time, can Patrick Mahomes? This is the ultimate example of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. This is all predicated on who starts faster. KC got up on Tennessee last time, but let them hang around. Their defense is improved from that game, and I don’t think Ryan Tannehill keeps up in a shoot out this time. Give me KC, even though I might regret that pick come this time next week.

Tennessee 27, Kansas City 31

Green Bay at San Francisco

Let me start off by saying I am a Packers fan. I want them to beat San Francisco and get to the Super Bowl. I also want to remain impartial in this blog, so let’s see how I do. The 49ers are a bad match up for Green Bay. I don’t think a repeat of November happens, but Green Bay definitely needs to start better than last time. If they get down and the pass rush gets unleashed, it will be a long day for Aaron Rodgers. On the other side, I think their defense can force a couple of turnovers. Jimmy G is a little careless with the ball at times, and if the Packers can pressure him, it will go a long way towards deciding this match up. Green Bay will need it’s run defense to force the 49ers to throw. If they can do that, they have a realistic shot. You know what, screw impartiality. Go Pack Go!!

Green Bay 17, San Francisco 16

Well there you have my picks. I am predicting a Green Bay vs. Kansas City Super Bowl, and what a game it would be to close the NFL’s 100th season. I think both of the games will be close, and next week I will write my recap from what I saw in these games.

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