AFC and NFC Championship Staff Selections

The AFC and NFC Championship Games are set and the top seeds from each Conference are representing. Carolina dominated the Seahawks on Sunday before holding them off in the end, while Arizona escaped some Aaron Rodgers magic to advance to Charlotte. The Patriots and Broncos were the favorites to reach this game coming into the season and they didn’t disappoint. Tom Brady has Julian Edelman back to throw to and Peyton Manning seems ready for yet another, and maybe final, rematch with Brady and the Patriots. The NFC game should be terrific as the top two quarterbacks in the conference will take center stage. Speaking of quarterbacks, three of the four playing this weekend were overall #1 draft picks. The only one that wasn’t, maybe the best QB in NFL history. Brady was taken 199th overall in the 10th round. Both games take place on Sunday with the AFC up first.

Our staff of Bobby Babowski, Jay Cooper, and Mike Ivcic give you our picks including our top selection in yellow. We will have all our picks submitted by Friday afternoon, so check back often as we update the board throughout the week. You can always view our weekly records at our Staff Selections Home Page.

Our top play is in yellow.

AFC/NFC Championship Bob Babowski
YTD: 130-129-5
Top 5: 37-47-3
Jay Cooper
YTD: 124-135-5
Top 5: 36-49-2
Mike Ivcic
YTD: 137-122-5
Top 5: 35-50-2
New England @ Denver Patriots -3 Broncos +3 Patriots -3
Arizona @ Carolina  Cardinals +3 Panthers -3 Panthers -3