By The Numbers: Championship Weekend 2018

Somehow or another I still have yet to watch any playoff football. I did manage to keep track of the scores though, and this week I am happy to announce a perfect score for the first time ever, I think.

Chiefs 24, Colts 20 – Correct
Rams 30, Cowboys 21 – Correct
Patriots 27, Chargers 14 – Correct
Saints 31, Eagles 24 – Correct

I honestly believed that the Colts and the Chargers didn’t belong in the playoffs in the first place, despite winning their Wildcard games. The Cowboys losing to the Rams wasn’t a huge surprise, but at the same time I didn’t really know which way that game was going to go. I called the Eagles’ playoff magic being over correctly, but it actually looked like they might pull it off for a while there. Whatever the case, I did good for the week, and I’ll be happy to add these correct picks to my season total. Next up are the Championship games, and well, we’ve seen several of these teams in this position before. Here are my picks:

Patriots 31, Chiefs 28
Saints 30, Rams 27

I hate the Patriots. I think everyone in the country outside of New England feels this way. It’s unreal how many times Brady has been to the Superbowl. It’s unreal that they do this year after year. I’m always happy when another team manages to knock them down a peg, but in the AFC there just aren’t that many competitors it seems. The NFC has seen quite a few different teams come to this point, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen the Saints there. I would rather the Saints win than the Rams, and I would rather the Chiefs won over the Patriots. I see the Saints being able to do so. I don’t see the Chiefs surviving the weekend. Either way, we’ll see what happens. I’m fairly confident these picks are the way things will pan out. We’ll have one last pick to make going into the Superbowl, and by this time next month I’ll be able to go over my summary of the season. Until then.