xbay wrote:The Ravens/Titans is a match up of defense. It's just a matter of which offense can get rolling. I like both teams, both coaches as well... so I'm undecided on who to pick.
I'm just not confident the Titans have enough offense to beat the Ravens D. If they lose the ball too much, the Ravens will have a big chance to make it to the conference final.
xbay wrote:Chargers/Steelers... if Sproles and/or LT can run the ball, they have a chance. But the Steelers D is tough to run against. And if you can't run, they won't respect it, therefore, the passing game gets wiped out.
LT is pretty banged up, and the Chargers are going to need him at his best to share carries with Sproles. I still think the Steelers D will be too much for them.
Also, I'm rooting for a Ravens at Steelers conference final game. That would quite amazing to watch.
xbay wrote:Eagles/Giants is an intriguing one. Both know each other well, and Philly has been playing like an army tank that can't be stopped.
If Philly can stop the running game, they have a chance. A big one, in fact.
xbay wrote:Cardinals/Panthers is probably the best match up since both teams have equal talent. But the Panthers do have the better defense and run game. It's going to take the Cards to run the ball like they did against the Falcons and a solid run D to stop DeAngelo.
Actually, I think the opposite. When these two teams faced each other on week 8, the Cards were playing their best and almost were able to beat Carolina on the road, but the Panthers have improved a lot since then (as much as it pains me to say this).
The Cards will have to score first and have a lead to force Carolina to try to beat them on the air, because if not, DeAngelo might have a field day against them.