Super Bowl LI is just two weeks away. We’re down to four team remaining in the hunt for the NFL Championship and sadly, it seems like parity is all but dead. In fact, between the remaining teams in the playoff hunt, there are 14 Super Bowl champions. The only team remaining that has never won a Super Bowl is the Atlanta Falcons, who have only appeared in one Super Bowl in 1998, in which they lost to the Denver Broncos.
But the Falcons are actually favored to beat the Green Bay Packers, while the New England Patriots are favorites to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC. However, both the Packers and the Steelers overcame the odds last week to win their way to the conference championship, so anything can happen on Sunday.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
Which two teams do you think will play in Super Bowl LI?
My answer: Packers and Patriots. This was essentially my nightmare matchup going into the playoffs, but it almost seems like an inevitability at this point. While the Patriots are far from being the perfect team, they have the best coach in the NFL and they haven’t lost since before Thanksgiving.
In the NFC, I think we’ll get an entertaining game in Atlanta. Neither team will be able to stop the other offensively, but at this point, I don’t know how you could pick against Aaron Rodgers. If the Falcons give the Packers a chance to tie or win the game at the end, Rodgers is nearly unstoppable.
I hope I am wrong in both games, but I don’t see that happening.