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The Final Four of the NFL

Posted on 17. Jan, 2014 by in NFL

The NFL playoffs are in full swing, with the upcoming NFC and AFC title games featuring two marquee matchups. While the wild card and divisional rounds featured little drama in the way of major upsets, it did feature some fantastic games, including a matchup that brought the second largest comeback in playoff history. As the season winds down, the last four teams standing all look like they could have a great chance to get to the Super Bowl.

The San Francisco 49ers are the hottest team in the NFL as they currently employ an eight-game winning streak that began in the regular season. While the 49ers were somewhat inconsistent at times during the regular season, they look to be at full strength when it counts. With wide receiver Michael Crabtree back on the field after missing the majority of the season, the Niners have as many weapons as any team in the NFL playoffs. The 49ers’ opponent is NFC West rivals the Seattle Seahawks. With the vaunted “12th Man” Seattle offers in the form of their deafening crowd, the Seahawks have been considered a favorite to get to the Super Bowl all year. Simply put, these two teams do not like each other, and it should be a physical battle.

In the AFC, the New England Patriots disposed of the Indianapolis Colts, who the prior week had overcome a 28 point deficit to take down the Kansas City Chiefs. New England employed a drastically different style to their usual method in beating the Colts, running a smashmouth scheme that strongly contrasted their usual wide open style. The team the Patriots will be playing, the Denver Broncos, beat their AFC West rivals the San Diego Chargers to get to the AFC title game. This AFC championship game is a rematch of frequent rival quarterbacks in Tom Brady of the Patriots and Peyton Manning of the Broncos.

The NFL playoffs are never short on drama, and the upcoming conference title games should have something for everyone who loves football.

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