|For the first time in years, I am utterly unimpressed with any of the final fours teams left in the playoff race for XL. Granted, I haven't followed things this year as closely as in years past. However, is anyone particularly "wowed" by Denver, Pittsburgh, or either NFC team? True, Pittsburgh has looked good of late, and did a nice job against a typical underperforming Colts postseason team. However,they weren't always so dazzling in the regular season. And it wasn't so long ago when Carolina was in the Super Bowl (a 32-29 loos to New England in XXXVIII). Still...|
Perhaps it's all that attention Colts got this year that's been distracting me from Seattle, Denver, and company. Perhaps there really are some compelling reasons to be impressed by this year's Conference Championship teams. But even so, I can't help but think that the luster seen with recent teams-- New England (of course), St. Louis, Tamba Bay, Philadelphia, and so on-- just isn't there this year.
With that in mind, for this "down year" in the NFL, I'll pick Pittsburgh over Denver 23-17 and Seattle over Carolina 24-17, and hope that whoever wins will inspire the greatness seen in the teams of past Super Bowls...