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Two out of four ain't badPosted Monday, January 18, 2010, at 1:47 PM
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A few weeks ago, I stuck my neck out on the line predicting the NFL Playoffs.
In the first round, I went 2-for-4. I accurately predicted the Baltimore Ravens would defeat the New England Patriots while also picking the New York Jets over the Cincinnati Bengals.
However, I missed Philadelphia as the Eagles were defeated by the Dallas Cowboys. I also missed Green Bay over Arizona.
The second week of the NFL Playoffs just concluded Sunday. During weekend action, the Indianapolis Colts knocked off the Ravens while the New Orleans Saints beat the Cardinals.
In addition, the Minnesota Vikings beat the Cowboys and the Jets knocked off the San Diego Chargers.
There are four teams left in this year's hunt for the Super Bowl title.
On Sunday, the Jets will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to face the Colts. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m., on CBS.
Also on Sunday, the Vikings will face the Saints on the road, beginning at 6:30 p.m., on FOX.
I picked the Colts hosting the Chargers in this upcoming week, while I also had the Vikings at home against the Packers.
I only have to teams remaining in my small pool.
But both have a legitimate shot at advancing to the Super Bowl. And both teams I have remaining I have picked to advance to the Super Bowl.
I'm not going to back down now.
I like the Vikings over the Saints in the NFC Championship while I still believe the Colts will take out the Jets in the AFC Championship.
Although I originally had the Vikings at home winning over the Packers, I still think the Vikings can give New Orleans fits on defense while using their running game quite well against the Saints.
In contrast, I believe the Colts will in fact play all of their starters the whole game Sunday against the Jets, unlike how the regular season played out when Indy pulled its starters in the third quarter, spoiling a perfect season.
Look for the Colts and Vikings to advance to the Super Bowl.
At least I hope so.
Again, our family room split in half. Me on one side, cheering on the Vikings, with Merry on the other side cheering on the Colts.
I'm still not picking a Super Bowl winner at the risk of finding my part of the bed in the garage. It's still too cold to sleep outside.