This won't be a lengthy article, we know what time it is on Sunday. Super Bowl or bust. Jets vs. Colts, Vikings vs. Saints. One game to go to the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida.
My heart is telling me one thing, my mind tells me another. I can guarantee I will not be betting on football this weekend. No sir. Rule of thumb on betting, choosing women, and career decisions: Don't let your emotions get in the way of you being great. Just trust me on this one. Here are the picks.
The AFC Championship: New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts
My Heart Says: The Jets. Easy. I have a strong dislike for the Colts (not necessarily hate, I only reserve that for the Cowboys) and the Jets story is by far been the best one for a lackluster showing of playoff games. Yes, I do believe the philosophy of the 2009 Jets is the equivalent of the 2000 Baltimore Ravens. However, I don't think even the Ravens of 2000 saw a team that was as good as the 2009 Colts.
My Mind Says: Colts win by two touchdowns. I watched San Diego take one of the poorest gameplans into battle against the Jets last week. San Diego didn't adapt to what the Jets did on defense, you can't run 7-step drops and go explicitly downfield on New York because their pass rush is too good. Plus they have a corner in Darrelle Revis who locks down their deep threat in Vincent Jackson. The Colts WILL NOT do that. I guarantee it. 3 & 5-step drops, more draws, and bubble screens. Drags and slants.
Dallas Clark will be the difference.
Indianapolis 27, New York 13.
The NFC Championship: Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints
My Heart Says: The Vikings. Part of this dream scenario is because I want Favre to look down the New York Jets in the Super Bowl. Minnesota reminds me of the Portland Trailblazers of 2000. They're loaded all across the board, yet I'm not sure if even they know who they are and what they want to be. Ultimately, the entire performance of the Vikings lays on the shoulder of #4, when in actuality it should be held squarely on #28. If the Saints and the Superdome start rocking early, then Minny's in trouble.
My Mind Says: The Saints will win. Again, I think Dallas didn't adapt well to Minnesota's defense. The perfect gameplan they used for the Eagles, the Cowboys should've used it against the Vikings. Minus the draw plays. The Saints will show 4 and 5 wide receiver looks and stretch Minnesota out. Defensively, the best way to beat the Saints is the run game. Minnesota has proven to us over the last 10 weeks that they don't care about the run anymore.
Pierre Thomas will be the difference.
New Orleans 34, Minnesota 24.
DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE? THAT IS THE QUESTION AT HAND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. WHO YOU GOT? LET US KNOW.