Every single football fan without a 410 or 713 area code seems to want Brady vs. Manning next weekend, but I'm not quite ready to etch CBS's dream AFC Championship matchup in stone. I'm 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 it's not even because I am blown away by Baltimore. Truthfully, I'm just not sold on Denver.
I'm not supposed to pour ice cold water all over what the Broncos have accomplished this season. After all, Peyton Manning's re-emergence and the silencing of his doubters has been one of football's great stories this year. After undergoing four surgeries and missing 18 months from the football field, 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 they'd win ...