Championship picks

I must say that my picks so far have been brutal. If you are using these for anything more than amusement, then stop. Please.

I will press on anyway, just because I’m contractually obligated at this point.

Philadelphia (-3.5) at Arizona
It’s the classic matchup between the team on a late-season tear (Philly) against the team that is rallying due to a ‘no respect’ battle cry (Zona). I’ve picked against both in both of their games thus far, so I’m probably not the person to ask here. But honestly, can you really see the Cardinals in the Super Bowl? Seriously? I can’t either. A Super Bowl victory would cement Donovan McNabb’s legacy as a Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback and while I’m not ready to call that, I’ll take Philly to make it to Tampa.
Philadelphia 28, Arizona 23

Baltimore (+6) at Pittsburgh
To be honest, the best bet in this game is to take the under. The current over/under is 33.5, but with the two best defenses in the NFL, the only way that this game goes over is if the defenses score on their own. With that said, I think the Ravens are being sold short in this game. They are banged up, but the Ravens have been tooth-and-nail with the Steelers in their previous two meetings, losing the last one on a controversial touchdown by Santonio Holmes. I’m getting a 2000 feeling about the Ravens, so I’m calling the upset.
Baltimore 14, Pittsburgh 13

Overall: 149-107-1. Record against spread: 119-135-3.

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