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When looking at any playoff bracket I usually have 1 rule; never go chalk. Well that rule may be pushed aside for the 2014/2015 NFL Playoffs. There’s not a complicated reason as to why I’m disregarding my rule. It’s simple. It’s home field advantage. It’s Seattle and Foxboro. Looking at the NFC field the only team I see that can beat Seattle is Green Bay. Yes I know the Cowboys won in Seattle earlier this season but I do not feel comfortable with Dallas as DeMarco Murray is dealing with a hand injury, not to mention Seattle appears to be peaking at the right time. Back to the Packers. They may be the best offense in the NFC, but the Seahawks defense has given them fits recently and Aaron Rodgers does not seem to be 100%. I could be wrong, but with that defense and that home crowd, I’m taking the Seahawks to represent the NFC in the Superbowl again.
On to the AFC and again I am drawn to the #1 seed. The Patriots have looked like the best team in football over the past 11 weeks of the season, dispite a close loss at Green Bay and losing to the Bills while resting several starters. New England will play all of their post season games in Foxboro which usually brings some inclement weather with it. Couple that with the fact that the Broncos have struggled of late, and that the Patriots have already crushed the Bengals and Colts this season and the Pats are the clear favorites. Pittsburgh has been a trendy pick to upset the Patriots but I don’t see that talented but aging defense slowing down the New England offense. Not to mention, the Patriots still have Brady and Belichick.
So what does this mean. It means in my opinion the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots will meet in the Superbowl. And what does my opinion mean? Well, recent history shows that at least one of those teams will lose in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Either way the NFL playoffs are here and we can all sit back and enjoy the road to Arizona.

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