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Thursday, September 10, 2015

2015 NFL SEASON: PLAYOFFS AND SUPER BOWL PICK




The site of Super Bowl L 50 is at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA and will be played on 7 February 2016 between the AFC and NFC Champions.

So which two teams will represent their respective conferences in the Super Bowl?

First a recap of all the previews

AFC
NFC




SEED
AFC
NFC
1
Patriots
Packers
2
Colts
Cowboys
3
Broncos
Falcons
4
Ravens
Seahawks
5
Chargers
Cardinals
6
Dolphins
Saints


WILD CARD ROUND
Dolphins at Broncos
Chargers at Ravens
Saints at Falcons
Cardinals at Seahawks


DIVISIONAL ROUND
Chargers at Patriots
Broncos at Colts
Saints at Packers
Falcons at Cowboys


CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY
Cowboys at Packers
Broncos at Patriots


SUPER BOWL 50

So in Super Bowl 50, I have the Patriots led by Tom Brady taking on the Packers led by Aaron Rodgers. Both have roots in Northern California; Brady rooted for the 49ers and was at “The Catch” game in January 1982 while Aaron Rodgers played for California and had his hopes of being selected first overall by the 49ers in 2005. Both Brady and Rodgers were passed over by the 49ers in respective drafts; Brady fell to the 199th overall pick in the 6th round of the 2000 draft while Rodgers was selected 22nd overall by Green Bay in 2005.

And the winner of this much hyped quarterback duel is…

(sigh) The New England Patriots…

I have a feeling that the Patriots are going to go full DILLIGAFF mode. They nearly accomplished that after Spygate in 2007 with the perfect season. Ballghazi could give the Patriots the fuel to do that again.

Already there has been a Super Bowl blowout which we went 11 years in between (37 to 48). Then there was the defending champion returns to the game but fails to repeat which it was 17 years in between (32 to 49). And now when was the last time we had a back-to-back champion? That was 11 years ago. The last team to go back-to-back last was the New England Patriots from 2003-04.

Honestly, I cannot think of any team that could unseat New England right now. Green Bay, but this is where not having Jordy Nelson hurts them. The AFC is the Patriots and then the Broncos-Colts-Chargers-whoever comes out of the AFC North and then everyone else. Other teams in the NFC couldn't stand a chance against the Patriots...

(ahem!)



The best way I can sum up this pick of the Patriots as Super Bowl 50 champions is this from The Simpsons:

“Ladies and gentlemen, I just learned of a new change in management. Welcome, Movementarians. I love you, perfect Leader... and new CEO of KBBL Broadcasting.”




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