Well it time for the Conference Championship games to get underway today. Got some big matchups in the AFC and the NFC. Two teams will win those matchups and take their ticket to Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans. Let's get right to the preview's and predictions.
San Francisco 49ers Vs. Atlanta Falcons: This should be a great game. Matt Ryan finally got his first playoff win. He needed and miricle and got it against the Seahawks in a 30-28 win at home. Mean while the 49ers dominated the Packers at home with a 45-31 win. Kaepernick ran for over 100 yards with 2 touchdowns. Jim Harbaugh showed us last week why he made the QB switch from Alex Smith to Collin Kaepernick. Collin can run for sure and he showed us all last week that he can throw the ball very well. Don't get me wrong, the Falcons are a great team and have a high explosive offense but their defense has a lot of question marks. It seems like the Falcons defense looks unstopable at first but when the game wears on, they some how get tired and can't make tackles and big plays at all. They showed us that last week. Up 20-0 at halftime then where down 28-27 with less than a minute remaining but got a miracle from Matt Ryan and kicker Matt Bryant and won. Look I loved Atlanta for beating Seattle but now you are going up against an even better team. The San Francisco 49ers. A defense that is 3rd best in the NFL and has a better coach. And let's not forget how good the 49ers rushing attack is with Frank Gore, Collin Kaepernick, and Anthony Dixon. The 49ers will go to Atlanta and finally make the Super Bowl for the first time in almost 20 years. Prediction: 49ers 30-24 in overtime.
Baltimore Ravens Vs. New England Patriots: This an exact rematch from last year's AFC Championship game. Last year the Pats won 23-20 thanks to then Baltimore kicker Billy Cundiff missing and easy game tying field goal with just seconds remaining. This year Baltimore has a much for clutch kicker in Justin Tucker. Who actually kicked a game winning 27 yard field goal against the Patriots in the regular season. So we know that if you need Tucker to kick a game winning field goal with time running out, he will make it. Baltimore impressed me a lot last week against the Broncos. They where down by 7 and scored a touchdown with seconds remaining in the game to go to overtime. They then won 38-35 in double overtime. Joe Flacco proved to us last week that he is a clutch Quarter back who can make big throws and plays when you need him to. Last year in the AFC title game he out played Tom Brady and almost made it to the Super Bowl. I think this year he plays better and finally makes the trip to the Super Bowl. Ray Lewis will play with a lot of heart and motivation to make the Super Bowl. Tom Brady and Pats are great in all but dont have the defense, running game, and motivation like the Ravens have. This will not be the final NFL game for Ray Lewis. Prediction: Ravens 33-23.
Should be some great action in the two big Conference Championship games today with two teams reaching glory and making the Super Bowl. Enjoy the action everybody.
By: Andrew Harrington