Wednesday, January 16, 2008

We Want the Packers!

Last year the Patriots were a dropped pass away from meeting the Chicago Bears in the Superbowl XLI and possibly a chance for revenge against the franchise that embarrassed New England 46-10 in Superbowl XX.

This year the Pats have a similar opportunity to go up against the franchise that beat them in Superbowl XXXI 35-21. If the Patriots beat the Chargers and the Green Bay Packers can get past the New York Giants next Sunday, then the Patriots and Packers will meet again in Superbowl XLII.

Even though the Giants played the Patriots tough in the final game of the season, the Packers are an exciting match-up for the Pats. Green Bay has a talented offense, an experienced defensive backfield, and of course Brett Favre. The cagy Cajun had a renaissance year and was the only player to get an MVP vote other than Tom Brady. Sharing the media spotlight as well as the favor of NFL fans across the country, the Favre-Brady storylines leading up to the Superbowl would be entertaining. Besides, the Packers are the only team left that the Pats haven’t played already this year and the unknown is far more intriguing.

So the Packers are in our sights. Bring on Brett Favre and let’s avenge the loss in Superbowl XXXI for the franchise and for those Patriots’ like Bruce Armstrong, Ben Coates, and Curtis Martin who never got to hoist the Lombardi trophy back in 1996.

On that note, here are my predictions for this week’s Championship games…

Patriots 33
Chargers 10

Green Bay 17
Giants 14

Go Pats!

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