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My NFL Conference Championship Predictions

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I have predicted upsets in the AFC, as I think the #3 and #5 seeds, San Diego and Baltimore, will make up the AFC Championship game. On the other side, I think the top two seeds, Philadelphia and Minnesota, will make it to the NFC Conference finals.

AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

#3 San Diego Chargers vs. #5 Baltimore Ravens

Ravens vs. ChargersThis is almost the perfect match up of an unstoppable force versus an immovable object. San Diego’s powerful offense will be going up against Baltimore’s strong defense. In three career games against Baltimore, RB LaDanian Tomlinson has only scored one TD. Although, QB Philip Rivers has been effective through the air, passing for nearly 400 yards and 4 TDs in two games. The Raven’s secondary has gotten weaker this offseason, but will be pumped up for this game. This AFC Championship game will come down to the wire, where Baltimore’s QB Joe Flacco plays best, with a total of 349 yards late in close games. Look for Baltimore to wear down the Chargers’ defense with the running game, before QB Joe Flacco strikes with the passing attack, which should help win this game for the Ravens.

Prediction: 21-14, Ravens

NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

#1 Philadelphia Eagles vs. #2 Minnesota Vikings

Eagles vs. VikingsThis NFC Championship game is a rematch of the ’08 Wild Card playoff game. A lot has changed since then, as both teams have added weapons on offense. The Vikings will now be led by QB Brett Favre, who is a proven quarterback in clutch moments and playoff games. RB Adrian Peterson will balance out Favre’s aerial assault, and the Philadelphia defense will have to contain Peterson as they did in ’08. On offense, the Eagles got stronger in the passing game, which will help take advantage of the Vikings’ weakened secondary. The deciding factor of this game will be which offensive line can stop the dynamic defensive line each team has. I think the Eagles will win that battle, and return to the Super Bowl for the first time since ’05.

Prediction: 28-17, Eagles

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