NFC Championship Game
It’s the Indianapolis Colts at the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game next Sunday. The Green Bay Packers visit the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title game earlier in the day.
The 3 big names dealing with injuries heading into the NFC Championship Game could all play. The 49ers figure to have both Carlos Rogers and Will Tukuafu ready to go, while Seattle’s Percy Harvin is a big question mark and will remain so up until kickoff.
Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are clearly football royalty. On the other side, you see two sleek athletes who represent the NFL’s future. Colin Kaepernick has already been to one Super Bowl, while Russell Wilson is trying to get to his first.
Jim Harbaugh will turn to lip reading, motioning and even sign language if he has to in order to communicate with Colin Kaepernick to keep things running smoothly in the deafening noise of Seattle’s home stadium.
With all this animosity floating around between the coaches, it can only carry over to the on-field play. There’s just nothing like a little hate to spice up a conference title game.
It’s pretty simple. If you are a San Francisco 49ers or New England Patriots fans feeling adventurous and want to go on the road to support your team you better come up with a really creative way of doing it.
So, after a ho-hum divisional playoff weekend, we wind up getting the matchups that everyone wanted anyway. Especially this one: Brady vs. Peyton.
The Carolina Panthers were thrilled to get the first-round bye in the NFL playoffs because it meant one less game between them and the Super Bowl. They were also very grateful for it because it allowed a number of players to fully heal up.
Forget Tebowing. Bradying? So 2012. Kaepernicking is all the craze now.
OK, so the Giants didn’t make the playoffs this year. We all know what happened with the Jets. Even without your favorite team in the mix, Championship Sunday is teed up to be a great one.
“We didn’t talk about it,” linebacker Michael Boley said. “Concussions are a big deal. Obviously we don’t want to hurt anybody.”
For all who laughed when Eli proclaimed himself an “elite“ quarterback, it’s time to hunker down to a nice helping of urban bird.
The Giants are going to the Super Bowl, thanks to Jacquian Williams. Wait, who?
You were nervous. You were on the edge of your seat…
Watch out, Brady. The Giants are playing like a team possessed, as displayed Sunday in San Francisco.