FanIQ Live NFL Conference Championship Game Thread

FanIQ GameDay Live: Conference Championship Edition

1/19/14 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

It's a huge day in the NFL, football fans! Today we find out who will face off in Super Bowl XLVIII...and this little Seahawks fan is having an anxiety attack.

As with our Wild Card and Divisional Playoff threads, we'll have fans of a couple of the other participating teams joining us with their picks and thoughts on each game. Here with me today is Broncos fan Jonathan (The_Real_Stoney) and 49ers fan Michael G (Michael_G) - please join me in welcoming our guests! 

Blog Photo - FanIQ Live NFL Conference Championship Game ThreadAFC Conference Championship Game
New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos
Time - 3:00pm
Broadcast - CBS
Bet QBucks here!
Picks -

Jonathan (The_Real_Stoney) - The battle of the mash units comes to a head in the matchup most people wanted to see. The last game between these two teams was so weird in many ways. It's supposed to be 60 degrees without the winds that were prevalent last week so the Peyton in the cold narrative is moot. The Broncos loss of Chris Harris hurts an already fragile secondary and could be big since the Pats won't be able to run like they did last week. This one will mirror the Broncos-Chargers game in many ways and the Broncos hold on to win. Bronco 27 - Patriots 24

Michael G - Manning and Brady in a shootout. Manning comes out victorious with a TD pass to Wes Welker with seconds remaining. Denver 31 - New England 27

Jess - Short of flipping a coin, I'm not sure how exactly to pick this one. Part of me wishes everyone would just shut up about Manning choking in January. The other part of me still really dislikes the Broncos from years past and I still can't stand Elway. Neither of those parts is really the logical one though, and logic says not to bet against Brady in the post season no matter how badly the team started out, or how "old" he's getting. I'm not going to get fancy and pick a score like my cohorts up there, but I'll say Patriots take this one...but not by much.

Blog Photo - FanIQ Live NFL Conference Championship Game ThreadNFC Conference Championship Game
San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks
Time - 6:30pm 
Broadcast - FOX
Bet QBucks here!
Picks -
Michael G - Niners "D"efense does it again as Russell Wilson can do nothing with the football with Niner defenders in his face all day. 49ers 20 - Seahawks 10

Jess - I'm useless here, because I won't pick. Even thinking about this game gives me acid reflux. The problem is, that's true of pretty much any game involving my guys, and now that the game actually means something, it's just amplified. Harvin's out, but KJ is in...I'm good with that. Stopping Gore will be a big task, as the Hawks have had a rough time stopping the run as of late. Last week they started to let Brees get into a rhythm toward the end of the game as well, which was rather scary. The offense has really got to play better than they've played over the course of the past few weeks, whether it's creating lanes for Lynch or Russell Wilson stepping up in a game of this magnitude. Woooo-sahhh. 

Jonathan (The_Real_Stoney) - I've gone back and forth on this one all week. Seattle at home is a gnarly animal, but they don't seem as invincible as they did a month ago. The 49ers have been as hot as any team for the last 2 months. I really don't like either team's offense right now even more so against these defenses. Hmmm...Ok, I will go with my original gut decision and say the 49ers eek one out thanks to a big day from Frank Gore. 49ers 20 - Seahawks 17


Thanks for joining us today! Pull up a chair and some snacks, grab a drink or few, and Q it up here for Championship Day on FanIQ!

 
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1/25/14   |   gau13   |   217 respect

gau13 wrote:
I understand you're excited, but come on... Shermon went hard with that WWE Promo on Erin Andrews. I didn't care who won the Superbowl before, but I hope Manning saw that and LIGHTS HIM UP.

I hope so, because I'll be there tomorrow! Hahaha

1/19/14   |   Scott   |   52614 respect

gau13 wrote:
I understand you're excited, but come on... Shermon went hard with that WWE Promo on Erin Andrews. I didn't care who won the Superbowl before, but I hope Manning saw that and LIGHTS HIM UP.

I fully expect a heel Richard Sherman to be a surprise entrant in new weekend's Royal Rumble

1/19/14   |   gau13   |   217 respect

I understand you're excited, but come on... Shermon went hard with that WWE Promo on Erin Andrews. I didn't care who won the Superbowl before, but I hope Manning saw that and LIGHTS HIM UP.

1/19/14   |   JenX63   |   32615 respect

Congrats to the Broncos and the Seahawks. Next up: Superbowl.
Should be a great one!

1/19/14   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83755 respect

Congratulations Seahawks !!

1/19/14   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83755 respect

Ok, I was bad luck, going away now ….

1/19/14   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83755 respect

Debi_L wrote:
That last comment might have kicked them into gear.......




cheeky

Let's hope so

1/19/14   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83755 respect

Seahawks just made it a tie game !

1/19/14   |   Debi_L   |   11842 respect

That last comment might have kicked them into gear.......




cheeky

1/19/14   |   Debi_L   |   11842 respect

Shocked but not upset that the Broncos won.  Now if the '49ers keep this up and the Seahawks cant pull out the win, it will be shock and PAIN!!!

1/19/14   |   Scott   |   52614 respect

Peyton Manning starting to pick apart a depleted and completely worn down Patriots defense

1/19/14   |   Scott   |   52614 respect

Broncos defense stepping up and making big plays

1/19/14   |   Scott   |   52614 respect

Patriots defense is gassed.  Brady and the offense need to sustain a drive and not let Manning get the ball back before the end of the half

1/19/14   |   JenX63   |   32615 respect

Exciting 

1/19/14   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21262 respect

Tom Brady will attempt to be the 1st quarterback in history of the National Football League to play in 6 super bowls with a win today against Denver...  In the playoffs, every team strengths and weaknesses are exposed...