Title Game Sunday:Two Good Match Ups- A Football Fan’s (And NFL’s) Dream

January 16, 2014 | Marty Mossa

Let’s face it, no matter how much they want to deny it; the NFL has set up their dream Conference Title Sunday. In the AFC you have the battle of the titan quarterbacks as Tom Brady and his New England Patriots invade Denver to play Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos.

This is the fourth post season playoff game both future Hall of Famers have played against each other. Brady holds a 2-1 lead. He beat Manning both times in Foxborough. Manning in turn beat the Pats in Indy in the AFC Title Game in 2007. Sunday’s first game at 3pm promises to be an exciting affair.

Although Denver is favored by 5 1/2 points, I think this game will be decided by a field goal. The under/over is 56 point. With two potent offenses and two hurting defenses, I think we will see a game in a 44-41 final. Quite honestly I can’t make a prediction because I just don’t have a feel for who is going to win.

In the NCF; you have NCF West Division Rival San Francisco 49ers entering into the “loudest” NFL stadium Century Link Field to play the Seattle Seahawks. In what has undoubtedly turned into the NFL’s best rivalry, we’re in store for yet another good matchup Sunday evening at 6:30pm.

The teams split two games this year, both winning at home. Each team has suffocating defenses. The 9ers have all pro receivers in Boldin, Crabtree & Davis. The Hawks have Tate, and Harman. Both teams have QB’s who can scramble and throw rockets.

The Seahawks are favored by 3 1/2. Again I think this game will come down to a field goal. With the over/under at 39, I picking the over. I see a 27-24 game.

This could be the first time in NFL history that both title games end up in OT. As a football fan with no horse in the race, I’m going to sit back and enjoy six hour of football, food and friends.

Side Note: I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the smartest TV character ever. Russell Johnson AKA The Professor from Gilligan’s Island passed away today at the age of 89. R.I.P. Professor as you ascend to that big coconut tree in the sky.

Russell Johnson