Last weekend was no exception.
The Ravens and Broncos kicked it off with an instant classic 2OT thriller.
Colin Kaepernick absolutely blew everyone's minds with one of the best QB performances of the year in Saturday's 2nd game.
The Falcons and Seahawks put on an incredibly show, with each team going on a big run, and then serious drama at the end.
The Patriots and Texans gave us a pretty anti-climactic ending, but was a nice pressure-free way to finish off the weekend and transition back into real life.
This weekend is Championship weekend, and there are a few great matchups. Let's check them out:
49ers at Falcons
3:00 p.m. EST, on FOX
The two top seeds in the NFC made it to the end. The #1 Atlanta Falcons will host the #2 San Francisco 49ers in what should be a great game.
The 49ers are favored to win, and if Colin Kaepernick plays anything like he did last week, I'm not sure anyone can beat them.
Matt Ryan and the Falcons finally got the playoff monkey off their back, but now have much loftier goals.
The Falcons' running game came alive last week. Jacquizz Rodgers and Michael Turner combined for 162 yards on 24 carries. On top of that, Tony Gonzalez and Roddy White made some outstanding catches in big moments.
The Falcons did all that against a very good Seattle defense. Can they do it again on Sunday against the 49ers? There's a chance, for sure. But I'm not sure they can repeat that level of performance.
The 49ers are the better team, and they'll prove that on Sunday.
Prediction: 49ers 31, Falcons 20
Ravens at Patriots
6:30 p.m. EST, on CBS
It's a rematch of last year's AFC Championship, but not many people were predicting that from the start. The Ravens are the surprise team here, after "upsetting" the Broncos in the divisional round. Their defense often gets rave reviews, but let's not forget that the Broncos hung 35 points on them in regulation.
Ray Lewis is having quite the time in his retirement run, but I'm afraid it's going to end here.
The Patriots lost to the Ravens in their previous meeting this year, but Bill Belichick is one of the best coaches of all time when it comes to making adjustments after a loss.
The Patriots offense is as well-rounded as it has ever been, and their running backs Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley combined for 123 rushing yards and 1 rushing TD apiece. Vereen also had 2 receiving touchdowns.
Tom Brady was simply Tom Brady against the Texans, with 3 TD and 0 INT and 344 yards.
Joe Flacco was excellent against the Broncos, exploiting Champ Bailey and their secondary numerous times with the deep ball. The Patriots have a very suspect secondary, but I doubt Belichick will leave his cornerbacks out on an island the way the Broncos did with Bailey early in the game.
Unfortunately for the Ravens, I see this one finishing similar to last year's version.
Prediction: Patriots 27, Ravens 23
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