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Tuesday open thread: Who are you rooting for in the NFL playoffs?

There are only four teams left. Who are you hoping wins Super Bowl LII?

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The path to Super Bowl LII is near its end. After last weekend’s games, the field is down to four teams: The Philadelphia Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New England Patriots.

For everyone but the Patriots, this is an opportunity to pick up their first Super Bowl win in franchise history. That’s pretty unbelievable, considering there are only 13 teams in the league that share that distinction. For the Jaguars specifically, they are one of just four teams that haven’t even been to a Super Bowl—though, they’ve only been around since 1995.

So with just four teams to choose from, today’s Question of the Day is:

Which playoff team are you rooting to win Super Bowl LII?

My answer: I really don’t have a horse in this race at all. I am decidedly rooting against the Patriots, because, honestly, who wants to see that again? I absolutely want Jacksonville, Minnesota or Philadelphia to experience their first Super Bowl. That sort of moment is unforgettable not only to the city itself, but it’s got national appeal too.

If I had to lean in a direction, it would probably be to the Jaguars. That kind of quick turnaround—from 3-13 to Super Bowl champions—would provide hope for any other franchise out there, especially those who, say, just hired a new head coach (no, not the Bears).

Your turn.


Which team are you rooting for in the playoffs?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Philadelphia Eagles
    (167 votes)
  • 27%
    Minnesota Vikings
    (391 votes)
  • 32%
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    (458 votes)
  • 25%
    New England Patriots
    (360 votes)
  • 3%
    No preference
    (54 votes)
1430 votes total Vote Now

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