|Cundiff looks at his colossal 32 miss during the final seconds.|
As to the rest of the game, we were blessed with two great games. Despite the Cundiff miss, New England probably deserved to win that game, their defense playing well to overcome Tom Brady's two picks. Vince Wilfork had a monster game, proving that he was one of the best interior linemen in the NFL. Joe Flacco had a pretty solid game but a late-game pick really hurt the Ravens. Lee Evans could deserve as much of the blame as Cundiff, too, for dropping a potential Touchdown on the same drive.
|Kyle Williams knew he lost the game for the 49ers in OT.|
TKN's accuracy, Last week: 1-1 (50.00%)
Billy's accuracy, Last week: 1-1 (50.00%)
AFS's* accuracy, Last week: 0-2 (0.00%)
TKN's Overall 2011 accuracy: 175-91 (65.79%)
Billy's Overall 2011 accuracy: 178-88 (66.92%)
AFS's* Overall 2011 accuracy: 171-95 (64.28%)
First of all, congratulations to Billy. With a three game lead, he officially wins our little pick'em challenge since there are only two remaining games, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl. Although I like to think that all of our predictors did well this season, looking at a lot of other pick'em sites, very few did as well as we did. Now, enough contragulations... on to the Bowls!
PRO BOWL: AFC (0-0) vs NFC (0-0)
TheKillerNacho: Picking the Pro Bowl is always rolling dice. There is very little effort spent on scheme and you never know what players are really going to show up and which ones aren't. Looking at the rosters again after the alternates are added to account for Patriots and Giants players, I think that the losses to the roster for the AFC that the Patriots being in the Super Bowl are more severe than the Giants players. I mean, the AFC has Andy Dalton playing Quarterback instead of Tom Brady... enough said. I'll pick NFC.
AFC 24, NFC 30
AFC 33, NFC 47
American Football Simulator:
AFC 26, NFC 25
|Brady wants revenge on Eli, who has beaten the Pats two straight.|
TheKillerNacho: Despite this not being exactly what I wanted, this is a pretty exciting Super Bowl matchup, being a repeat of the Super Bowl three years ago where the wildcard Giants defeated the 18-0 Patriots in a Super Bowl of epic proportions. Eli Manning then continued his streak on Tom Brady earlier this season. The way the Giants defense is playing, we know they are going to get to Brady to disrupt his throws, that will be key on defeating the Patriots. And Eli Manning is never a guy you should underestimate, he is easily better than Joe Flacco and Tim Tebow and will be the perfect guy to take advantage of New England's poor secondary if the Patriots fail to get pressure on him. I'm taking the G-Men in a game that comes down to the very end.
New York G 28, New England 27
New York G 31, New England 27
American Football Simulator:
New York G 23, New England 24
Question of the Week
Last week, I asked my readers Which Super Bowl would you most like to see? between New England vs San Francisco, New England vs New York Giants, Baltimore vs San Francisco, or Baltimore vs New York Giants? 33% of my viewers got exactly what they wanted, a Giants / Patriots Super Bowl. Of course, 44% of my viewers got exactly what they didn't want... wanting a Ravens / 49ers Super Bowl. The remaining 22% wanted Patriots / 49ers (no one wanted Ravens / Giants). Using this, we can also determine which individual team was most popular (which most people wanted to see in the Super Bowl):
- San Francisco 49ers 66%
- New England Patriots 55%
- Baltimore Ravens 44%
- New York Giants 33%