AVG. YDS (RNK)
AVG. YDS (RNK)
|13-4||Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI||12-4|
|1st NFC East||Spread: Packers by 6||1st NFC North|
I cannot count on the top seeds from both conferences all advancing to the championship game next week, so someone has to get upset. I barely missed my pick of the Baltimore Ravens upsetting the New England Patriots yesterday, which was my first incorrect call this post season. I'm afraid, for Green Bay Packers fans, that my second upset pick this weekend will likely be the one that happens now. Otherwise, it better be the first time since 2004 that all the top seeds advance to their respective conference title games.
Today is a battle between perfection as the Dallas Cowboys are a perfect 8-0 on the road, while the Packers are a perfect 8-0 at home. Aaron Rodgers led the NFL with a 25-0 touchdown to interception ratio at home, while Tony Romo led the NFC with 20 touchdown passes on the road. So the question is, which defense is going to get those turnovers?
Since winning the Super Bowl in 2010, the Packers have struggled to win playoff games. The difference this year, however, is they are mostly healthy heading into the playoffs and they have also figured out how to win at home again.
It's tough to pick the Cowboys in this game, but I prefer that option to the Indianapolis Colts upsetting the Denver Broncos later this afternoon. The Cowboys need to hit the Packers with a heavy dose of DeMarco Murray to win this game, which I think is exactly what happens. At the end, Tony Romo will lead the Cowboys to a game winning drive of some sort. That's my prediction.
Prediction: Cowboys 34, Packers 31.
What is your prediction, Broncos Country?