Conference Championship Sunday at Freddie’s House
There is apparently no audio record of it, but my mind (as sketchy as it may be) remembers Freddie Coleman predicting the Chiefs to reach and win the Super Bowl this year. The ESPN Radio host isn't accepting credit for that pick, but Kansas City is on the verge of a trip to Atlanta in a couple of weeks with a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
The Patriots are using the "us against the world" approach and motivational tactic, but history may be stronger than that. New England has lost its last three AFC Championship games on the road and it is trying to become only the third team ever to finish the regular season with a losing record on the road (3-5) to reach a Super Bowl. They would join the 2009 Cardinals (lost to the Steelers) and the 2010 Packers (beat the Steelers).
How about the NFC? The Saints got the better of the Rams the first time around, but our eyes would tell us New Orleans was playing better football then as opposed to now. If you're into history the way I am, bet on Drew Brees and Sean Payton to find a way to win Sunday. That QB-head coach combo is 6-0 in the playoffs at home