1.20.2012

WEEKEND PREDICTIONS

Well, it's come down to the "Final Four" in the NFL.  Better known as "Championship Weekend".  Two huge and interesting matchups between teams that have all tasted Super Bowl success in the past.  So there will be no surprise "underdogs" this weekend, in a sense.  It all comes down to who's got their team peaking at the perfect time.

That being said, here are my predictions for CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND:

Game 1- NEW ENGLAND vs BALTIMORE.

I think New England is going to win this game rather easily.  Their offense is clicking on all cylinders and I'm sure they have some revenge on their minds for what Baltimore did to them the last time they faced each other in the playoffs.  Plus, I'm simply not sold on Baltimore.  Yeah, their defense is great.  However, their offense is what I'm not convinced about.  They are a Jeckyll and Hyde team- meaning you simply don't know who's going to show up.  And I think Baltimore QB Joe Flacco's regressed since last year.  Pencil in the Patriots for a trip to Indy.

Game 2- NEW YORK vs SAN FRANCISCO.

Both teams are riding high off of HUGE wins over Green Bay and New Orleans respectively.  Both teams are clicking on both sides of the ball.  Both teams have highly respective defenses.  On paper, the Giants have the better offense, however,  as last week proved, the 49ers can put up some points, and quickly.  The weather forecast this weekend is scheduled to be wet and messy and that could affect the game in a huge way, especially at that stadium by the Bay.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to the QB.  Whoever makes the fewest mistakes will carry the team to victory.  And Eli's got more experience in the "big game", so I'm going to go with the Giants, though I think it will be a low-scoring affair.  So if this holds true, look for a great Super Bowl rematch:

NEW ENGLAND vs NEW YORK GIANTS!

Whatever happens, it should be an epic weekend for the NFL!


TONIGHT:  Kick off your weekend after work with us!  $4 domestic drafts (Bud, Bud Light, Shock Top, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Troeg's Dreamweaver Wheat Ale, Magic Hat #9, Long Trail IPA, Brooklyn Lager, Lagunitas IPA) and well drinks up for grabs (5-9pm)!  Check out the Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens  & LA Lakers vs Orlando Magic among the many games on tap!


Cheers!

2 comments:

Penny L. said...

You're really not very good and haven't been very good in the playoffs. Last week you went 1-3 and the weekend before you went 2-2...Excuse me if I don't run to vegas with these picks.

swandad said...

I certainly can't argue that!