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He’s At It, Again – Rex Ryan Predicts Super Bowl Matchup

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For the last three seasons, Jets head coach Rex Ryan has predicted that his team would play in the Super Bowl. And each of those three seasons, the Jets have watched “the Big Game” from their living rooms instead of the sidelines. But today, Rex Ryan took his predictions to a whole new level – he has selected who will win this weekend’s Conference Championship games and advance to Super Bowl 46 at LucasOil Stadium in Indianapolis.

During an interview today on WFAN, Rex was asked for his thoughts on this coming weekend’s matchups on “Championship Sunday.” Let’s begin with the NFC Championship between the Giants and the 49ers:

I think the Giants, when you look at them, they can throw the ball, they can move the football better against San Francisco than San Francisco can move it against the Giants. The Giants are, statistically, like the 28th-rated defense in the league, but they’re not playing that way. I just think that pass rush … When you watched the 49ers play against the Ravens, that pass rush ate San Francisco alive.

I think the Giants are going to take this game. Eli (Manning) is hot. I like the fact that both running backs are healthy. You could be looking at a Ravens-Giants rematch.

There’s some valid points made by Rex there, but here is where the bias shines through. He was then asked about the AFC Championship between the Ravens and the Patriots, and here was his take:

I think Terrell Suggs might be the difference in this game. I don’t know how about guys can block Suggs, and I got the answer — no one. The Ravens’ offense has to show up. They have to protect the football. I think they can move on the ball, no question. Let’s face it, I’m cheering for the Ravens.

Okay, so let me get this straight: he’s picking the team he said no longer ran New York City, when it proved during the season that it clearly still remains the “big brother” (Giants). On the other side, he’s showing his clear bias from his coaching career and picking the last team that employed him prior to become the Jets head coach (Ravens). If you are a betting man, follow Rex Ryan’s track record: lay heavy money on the Patriots and the 49ers now!!

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