NFL Championship Sunday January 23, 2011
It's four degrees below zero here in north central Connecticut but because of the miracle of natural gas heating, inside it's a balmy 68. Peter King from Sports Illustrated has made his feelings known about the two NFL conference championship games. The first is Green Bay at Chicago. Here is an excerpt of his thoughts...
No. 6 Green Bay Packers at No. 2 Chicago Bears
"You were expecting an air show? Doubt it. In September at Soldier Field, Chicago beat Green Bay 20-17. Three weeks ago at Lambeau, Green Bay won, 10-3. Two games, four offensive touchdowns. I say it comes down to a two-minute-warning game in a championship game for the ages."
Peter here. His prediction? 17-16 Green Bay. I told you it would be a SMALL part of his comments. I'll leave the link embedded on the post title but first...first, game two, the second game of our Sunday, courtesy of SI...
No. 6 New York Jets at No. 2 Pittsburgh Steelers
"Odd game when the Jets won 22-17 in December. The Jets had the best rushing day against Pittsburgh of any team in football this season -- 27 carries, 106 yards -- which tells how incredibly well the Steelers played the run all year.
I'll tell you who the rematch sets up perfectly for: Ben Roethlisberger. Though he's never said it, I've always thought Roethlisberger has felt dissed by those who: a.) didn't vote him MVP of the Super Bowl two years ago; and b.) don't include him in the Brady-Manning-Brees discussion of the best quarterbacks currently playing, despite his two Super Bowl wins at such a young age."
His prediction? 23-17 Steelers. That's your abbreviated look at the the exciting NFL games televised today. Me, I'd take a Red Sox game but for those of you who love it, well, LOVE IT! Have a great Sunday and as always, BE WELL. Click on the title of this post for breakdowns of both pigskin games. BE SAFE.