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NFL Conference Championship Previews & Predictions 36

  • Posted by: Alex Montag
  • January 22, 2010, 1:12 PM


Yes, football fans, it’s time to rejoice. It’s that wonderful time of year: the NFL Playoffs. 

So far this post-season, we have seen a share of crazy games and upsets (I don’t even know where to begin! The incredibly high scoring Cardinals-Packers game; the Ravens-Patriots game where New England was upset at home; or the Jets-Chargers upset… I can go on and on!).

However, I think the best matchups and performances have yet to come. Here are my predictions for the AFC and NFC Championship games, as well as for the Super Bowl...

NFC Championship: Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints
Although the Saints have home-field advantage and the Louisiana Superdome is a tough place to play, I feel like the Vikings will pull out the win by a small margin. I think Adrian Peterson will have a big day, and will simply run all over the Saints’ injury-plagued defense. Plus, I expect Brett Favre to step-up big and put on an even better performance than he did against the Cowboys. A trip to the Super Bowl for Favre will be colossal to his legacy and will act as a sort of pay back to the Packers, who refused to take him back when he wanted to come out of retirement two years ago. However, I think the dynamic New Orleans passing attack, lead by Drew Brees, will keep the game extremely close.
Final Score: Vikings 38, Saints 35

AFC Championship: New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts
Yes, the Jets have been red-hot, and yes, Darrell Revis will probably lock down Reggie Wayne entirely, but I expect Peyton Manning to find his other receivers and lead his team to a victory. The New York rushing attack may cause some issues for the Indianapolis D (I expect Thomas Jones and Shonn Greene to each find the end zone at least once), but I think the Colts offense will just be too much to handle in the end, even for a very good Jets team. Sorry coach Rex Ryan, but when he’s on, there’s no stopping Peyton Manning.
Final Score: Colts 34, Jets 17

Super Bowl: Minnesota Vikings vs. Indianapolis Colts
This game can go either way. It all depends on who shows up with the better stuff. I think that the Vikings have a better defense, and if Adrian Peterson and Brett Favre can perform like they have in recent years, they may just squeak out a victory. However, Manning and company are on a roll, and if they steamroll over the Jets in the same way they did the Ravens, there will be no stopping them. They are confident, have a variety of receivers to throw to (sometimes too many to cover!), and a running game decent enough to keep the defense on their heals.
Final Score: Colts 31, Vikings 24
Super Bowl MVP: Peyton Manning

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36 Comments

J E T S JETS JETS JETS!!!!!!!!!!!

I think Saints win over Vikings.I think in the Superbowl Saints win over Colts

Drew Brees ripped the colts. The onside kick play is called ambush. Peyton said if the colts had won his parents house would have been burned down. Which is true after the first quarter people were at their house with gasoline tanks. But after ambush everyone cleared up. tracy Porter is from port allen la the mayor of port allen decided that the city be renamed poorter allen

The colts are gonna win the super bowl:]

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Both the vikings and the saints are good teams. but since i already know who won that game i know who is in the superbowl, just like all the other colts/saints fans/football in general fans.obviously, the saints have not been in the superbowl before. What? What's that i hear? the saints are going to the superbowl for the first time? will they win? WHO KNOWS? some people may think they know but we all know that u cant predict the future! the colts and the saints in the superbowl is a great matchup.(just to let u know). these two teams both went to 13-0. i think. i have seen numerous occaisons where people say the saints will win. but i have also seen numerous occaisons where people say the colts will win. i am going for the saints. i dont like the nfc but i dont like peyton manning although he is very good. my prediction: colts win 38-35 because they kick a 60 yard field goal with like 2 seconds left. the one who will kick it will be adam vinateri.

you know what this was actually a really good guess...he pretty much got the colts and jets game exactly and if the vikings had one less turnover that was a touchdown and they didnt get that stupid penalty at the end of the game, he would have been exactly right

the saints and the colts are going to the super bowl and now the saints are going to the super bowl because the saints won in ot vs the vikings on 40 yard feild goal

I agree . Who did you think would win the superbowl.I thaught that the Colts would win but I wrong

thanks

Just in case you guys do not check the date and time of these comments, right now I am laying on the couch watching the Vikings fumble over and over again, Anyway, which ever team pulls this one out does not the kind of defense to stop Peyton Manning and the Colts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is no way the Vikings will make it to the Super Bowl. The Saints have such a dynamic offense, they will dissect the Viking's D. And, the Colts still may beat the Jets, but it will be much closer. Their D might just frustrate Peyton enough, they could go into the 4th quarter up by 2 touchdowns. But Peyton will work his magic, pulling the Colts out to a victory.

the jets should not be in the AFC champz game, and the colts deserve it.

NO QB as bad as mark sanchez can be here. he's a rookie.

peyton manning played YEARS to get where he is now.

maybe next year rex ryan.mark sanchez has a whole career to get here

not true.The saints and the colts are going. NOT the vikes. Brett Farve has no chance against Darren Sharper. THAT is not a good prediction.

ur r totally right. i hate brett's guts now. i am a packer fan, and i liked brett when he was with the packers and jets, but he signed with the team that i hate most. that is why i hate him now.

The Vikings are a great team and they will beat the saints. The Vikes and the colts are going to the super bowl with a Vikes win!!

Go saints!!! Theyre going all the way!

Go Vikings!!!! By the Way Saints Stink

if the colts win they will fight hard and they won't win by more then 7. GO JETS!!!!!!

You're wrong.

That was what I was thinking!!! Vikes + Colts in the SUPER BOWL. And the Colts win the SUPER BOWL.

I'm rooting for the Colts!

vikes goota got to the super bowl vs cots and win

we are the who dat nation. saints over vikings 31-28

Saints Stink Go Vikings

every week its the same thing. the jets are gonna lose. but they keep on winning

JETS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jets are a team that just gets lucky evrey game. GO COLTS:]

JETS ARE AWSOME!!!!! they have the number 1 d and the number 1 running game the colts are not number one in any stat.

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