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The NFL wildcard and divisional rounds are done and it’s onto the conference championship games. Here are next week’s match-ups:

Who do you think will make it to the Super Bowl and who will take it all? (My weeks-old prediction of the Ravens proved wildly inaccurate.)

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  1. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Niners all the way. (My son’s middle name is Montana.)

    • #1
    • January 12, 2020, at 7:08 PM PST
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  2. Miffed White Male Member
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    Packers are the least confidence-inducing 13-3 team I’ve ever seen.

    Based on that, and their performance in SF during the regular season, I expect they’ll get creamed.

    Still, any given Sunday, right?

     

    • #2
    • January 12, 2020, at 7:17 PM PST
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  3. AUMom Member
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    I’m hoping on the Packers. 
    You might notice I am not betting in them. 

    • #3
    • January 12, 2020, at 7:22 PM PST
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  4. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Niners over the Packers, probably about like the playoff loss (45-31) Green Bay suffered in San Francisco back in 2013. Titans over the Chiefs, unless K.C. figures out a way to stop Henry and make Tannehill beat them (the Chiefs’ 48-7 run on the Texans today was impressive. The falling behind by a 24-3 score was not, and Andy Reid’s conference championship game career record is not the highlight of his resume).

    • #4
    • January 12, 2020, at 7:40 PM PST
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  5. Caryn Thatcher
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    • #5
    • January 12, 2020, at 7:48 PM PST
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  6. kylez Member
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    I predict this will be no more interesting to me than previous years. :)

    • #6
    • January 12, 2020, at 7:49 PM PST
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  7. Caryn Thatcher
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    But I’m very happy for all of you that do. Enjoy yourselves. Honestly. Beats arguing about…well, lots of stuff.

    • #7
    • January 12, 2020, at 7:50 PM PST
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  8. Miffed White Male Member
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    Why do people who “don’t care” feel the need to post and tell everyone how much they don’t care?

     

    • #8
    • January 12, 2020, at 8:01 PM PST
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  9. Limestone Cowboy Member
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    Caryn (View Comment):

    But I’m very happy for all of you that do. Enjoy yourselves. Honestly. Beats arguing about…well, lots of stuff.

    What a gracious follow -up!

    I really don’t follow pro sports, but like you I’m happy for those who do. Here in Houston this year there were zillions of folks in Astros or Houston Texans gear. They have the hope and joy of kids just before Christmas. And alas, the inevitable disappointment when it doesn’t quite work out.

     

     

     

     

     

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    • January 12, 2020, at 8:17 PM PST
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  10. Susan in Seattle Member
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    49ers.

    • #10
    • January 12, 2020, at 8:24 PM PST
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  11. Spin Coolidge
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    Caryn (View Comment):

    Nobody cares that you don’t care. Every time I post something about football on Facebook someone has to comment some clever (in their mind) comment about how they dont care about football. For not caring, you seem to care about people knowing you don’t care….

    • #11
    • January 12, 2020, at 8:34 PM PST
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  12. Spin Coolidge
    Spin Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    KC vs. Frisco, and the whiners go down.

    • #12
    • January 12, 2020, at 8:35 PM PST
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  13. kylez Member
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    Now my comment looks like I was piling on even though Caryn’s wasn’t there yet. 

    • #13
    • January 12, 2020, at 8:56 PM PST
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  14. James Lileks Contributor

    Spin (View Comment):
    Nobody cares that you don’t care. Every time I post something about football on Facebook someone has to comment some clever (in their mind) comment about how they dont care about football.

    No, SPORTSBALL! That’s the preferred derisive term. 

    I was rooting for the Packers out of nearby-state-solidarity, despite the fact that they are the Yancy Street Gang to our Vikings, but their second-half performance suggests they will be ground to a fine powder in the next game. I still can’t get over the fact that their QB looks like some guy who handled financing in a used-car dealership in 1977 and gets drawn into some bad shenanigans, thinks he’s smart enough to come up with a novel skim, and ends up over his head. 

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    • January 12, 2020, at 10:02 PM PST
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  15. JamesSands Thatcher

    The Super Bowl will be between the San Francisco 49ers & the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs will take the Lombardi Trophy back to Missouri!

    • #15
    • January 12, 2020, at 10:21 PM PST
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  16. Joseph Stanko Member
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    Guess who I’m rooting for?

    • #16
    • January 12, 2020, at 10:34 PM PST
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  17. thelonious Member

    I’d go with the obvious Chefs vs. Niners but the Titans and their rebellion against the forward pass match up well against K.C. They can control time of possession and keep Mahomes off the field. Niners are clearly a better team but Garappalo makes me a little nervous. I see a game changing pick six in his future.

    • #17
    • January 12, 2020, at 11:04 PM PST
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  18. thelonious Member

    Limestone Cowboy (View Comment):

    Caryn (View Comment):

    But I’m very happy for all of you that do. Enjoy yourselves. Honestly. Beats arguing about…well, lots of stuff.

    What a gracious follow -up!

    I really don’t follow pro sports, but like you I’m happy for those who do. Here in Houston this year there were zillions of folks in Astros or Houston Texans gear. They have the hope and joy of kids just before Christmas. And alas, the inevitable disappointment when it doesn’t quite work out.

     

     

     

     

     

    Problem is we only have one winner every year. Talk about inequality. Maybe under Bernie Sanders we’ll have multiple winners and more fan bases will be happy at the end of the year. Can we at least give the Cincinnati Bengals a participation trophy?

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    • January 12, 2020, at 11:10 PM PST
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  19. Vince Guerra Member

    If you watched the Chiefs game how could you doubt them? Down 24-0 and coming back to win by 20? They imposed their will and were unstoppable once they got rolling.

    I’m going Green Bay over SF because of Rogers superior experience over Jimmy G. I’m going KC to win over GB because Mahomes is just better than everyone else, like he proved today. 

    By the way, I’ve been saying for months that Jackson was overrated and the Ravens were going to lose in the first round. 

    • #19
    • January 13, 2020, at 12:12 AM PST
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  20. WilliamDean Coolidge

    TEN-KC feels like it could come down to last possession. I can’t see Kansas City stopping Henry from doing the Bristol Stomp all over them, and I can’t see Tenessee slowing Mahomes and his arsenal of weapons down either. Might come down to a freak turnover or special teams play.

    If Green Bay’s O-Line can’t show better than they did today against Seattle than they’re in trouble. They have the talent at the skill positions to do it with Rodgers, Jones, and Adams. IF they can get room to operate.

    (Which means they’re probably in trouble, cause the 49ers just pushed the Viking lines around like a bunch of anemics all day long today.)

    And Marshawn will take care of his chicken.

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    • January 13, 2020, at 12:16 AM PST
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  21. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    I’m rooting for Green Bay to go all the way, but it is going to be a roller coaster ride. Green Bay rarely plays smoothly, and it could go either way.

    If the Packers are out, then I am rooting KC, because people say that I resemble Andy Reid.

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    • January 13, 2020, at 1:24 AM PST
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  22. thelonious Member

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    I’m rooting for Green Bay to go all the way, but it is going to be a roller coaster ride. Green Bay rarely plays smoothly, and it could go either way.

    If the Packers are out, then I am rooting KC, because people say that I resemble Andy Reid.

    People say I resemble Brad Pitt but you don’t hear me bragging about it.

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    • January 13, 2020, at 1:32 AM PST
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  23. Kozak Member
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    LOL. Worst 14-3 team.

    They win ugly. But they do win.

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    • January 13, 2020, at 5:09 AM PST
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  24. Umbra Fractus, cum Insigne Lincoln
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    I’m hoping for Tennessee (Tannehill is a fellow Texas Aggie) vs Green Bay (Brother in Law is originally from Wisconsin) in the end, and I don’t find it all that improbable. I’m okay with either outcome, but I’m rooting for Tennessee because the underdog story is getting to me.

    We’ll see if Tennessee’s luck can hold, but I’m going to stick with them since so far betting against them hasn’t worked out so well.

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    • January 13, 2020, at 6:04 AM PST
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  25. Blondie Thatcher

    I’d love to see a Packers/Chiefs super bowl just for nostalgia sake. 

    • #25
    • January 13, 2020, at 6:11 AM PST
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  26. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    I predict a repeat of Super Bowl I, with the Packers defeating the Chiefs.

    • #26
    • January 13, 2020, at 6:20 AM PST
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  27. Spin Coolidge
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Guess who I’m rooting for?

    I hate you. Quit Ricochet and never come back.

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    • January 13, 2020, at 6:24 AM PST
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  28. Spin Coolidge
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    I predict a repeat of Super Bowl I, with the Packers defeating the Chiefs.

    That would be something.

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    • January 13, 2020, at 6:24 AM PST
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  29. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Umbra Fractus, cum Insigne (View Comment):

    I’m hoping for Tennessee (Tannehill is a fellow Texas Aggie) vs Green Bay (Brother in Law is originally from Wisconsin) in the end, and I don’t find it all that improbable. I’m okay with either outcome, but I’m rooting for Tennessee because the underdog story is getting to me.

    We’ll see if Tennessee’s luck can hold, but I’m going to stick with them since so far betting against them hasn’t worked out so well.

    Tannehill’s from the Permian Basin — Big Spring — so I’ve also got an indirect rooting interest in the Titans (For a school with only about 1,100 or so students, Big Spring periodically sends players to the NFL. Ex-Packers tight end Daniel Franks was the last one prior to Tannehill, but lord, in-between having really good teams, the mighty, mighty Steers have some awful ones, including the past few years since Tannehill’s younger brother graduated).

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    • January 13, 2020, at 6:52 AM PST
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  30. Marley's Ghost Member

    I have to believe it’s going to be 49rs vs. Chiefs in the Superbowl. 

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    • January 13, 2020, at 7:06 AM PST
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