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2011-12 NFL Playoffs Conference Championships Fantasy Quarterback Rankings

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pss against the Denver Broncos during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Ryan LesterSenior Writer IJanuary 16, 2012

Here are the Lester’s Legends quarterback rankings for the  the AFC & NFC Conference Championship Games of the NFL Playoffs.

1.  Tom Brady vs. Baltimore Ravens:  All Tom Terrific did was throw for 363 yards and six TDs last week. He easily could have thrown a playoff record seventh touchdown, but they let up on the gas in the fourth quarter. The Pats have won nine straight games averaging 37.3 points. The way Gronk, Welker, and Hernandez are playing it will be hard to slow down Brady and company.

2. Eli Manning @ San Francisco Giants:  Eli is red hot. He has nine touchdowns to one interception in his past three games, all must wins, against the Cowboys, the Falcons, and the Packers. He has averaged 317.7 yards per game during that stretch, and the way Hakeem Nicks is playing, the Niners are going to have their hands full. The Niners are great defensively, but were only middle-of-the road against the pass.

3.  Alex Smith vs. New York Giants:  Smith grew up right before our eyes last week throwing for 299 yards and three touchdowns. He added a nifty 28-yard touchdown run and showed great composure handling New Orleans’ pressure and delivering a game-winner. The Giants are a different team right now, but ranked 29th against the pass during the regular season.

4.  Joe Flacco @ New England Patriots:  The Patriots ranked 31st against the pass this year. Flacco threw a pair of touchdowns last week, and now that Boldin is back he at least has some chance to make plays.


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