Every single football fan without a 410 or 713 area code seems to want Brady vs. Manning next weekend, but Im not quite ready to etch CBSs dream AFC championship game in stone. Im on an island this week, and this island is littered with crab cakes, Jim Palmer stories and Barry Levinson movie references.
This island may have some destiny on it, too.
Yes, I like the Ravens to upset the Broncos in Denver on Saturday afternoon. And its not even because I am blown away by Baltimore. Truthfully, Im just not sold on Denver.
Im not supposed to pour ice-cold water all over what the Broncos have accomplished this season. After all, Peyton Mannings re-emergence and the silencing of his doubters has been one of footballs great stories this year. After undergoing four surgeries and missing 18 months of football, Manning was the best quarterback in the league during the 2012 regular season.
When the Broncos were 4-3, I predicted in this very column that theyd win nine straight games to ...