There are just four teams battling for the right to go to the 2014 Super Bowl, in New Jersey. And this year features the best Championship Sunday in NFL history, which makes it one of the most anticipated days in the history of the NFL. After Sunday Conference games we will know who will be at the Big Dance on Feb 2nd. The AFC Championship Game features what is the greatest quarterback rivalry of all time, with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots taking on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The NFC Championship Game consists of arguably the two best teams in football, the San Francisco 49ers and the Seahawks, in Seattle. Oddsmakers are leaning towards a Seahawks vs Broncos Super Bowl with the Seahawks as the 9/5 odds favorite to lift the Lombardy Trophy. Anything can happen on any given Sunday. Everything is on the line and a berth in the 2014 Super Bowl awaits.
Patriots vs Broncos Prediction: This should be a phenomenal game to watch, as two of the top quarterbacks of our generation square off for what seems like the umpteenth time. Right now, I think the Patriots are the more complete team. They’ve beaten Denver already and don’t tend to shy away from big moments like this—even on the road. The team that wins the game will likely be the team that has the ball last. I think Brady gets it done against a Broncos defense isn’t great. It’s been good in the past month or so but can still be had. Brady takes advantage.
Niners vs Seahawks Prediction: Much of the focus will be on the two young quarterbacks, but the team rushing for more yards has won all eight of the previous meetings between these two clubs. And if that trend holds, the Seahawks become a big favorite. In the last two games in Seattle, the Seahawks averaged 174 rushing yards to San Francisco’s 91, and Marshawn Lynch out-rushed Frank Gore 209 to 44. The Seahawks are allowing just 93.8 rushing yards at home the last two seasons. This is going to be a low-scoring game between two red-hot teams that know each other well, so it could obviously go either way. But that crucial home-field advantage should put the Seahawks over the top in the fourth quarter.
Odds to win the 2014 Super Bowl:
Seattle Seahawks 9/5
Denver Broncos 2/1
San Francisco 49ers 3/1
New England Patriots 5/1
The Bottom Line: it’s still way to close to call, but I believe the Patriots will be the Broncos and the Seahawks will advance to the Super Bowl, where they’ll beat the Patriots. The Bottom Line: We recommend you signup with Bovada to receive a 10% signup bonus before Super Bowl Sunday.