NFL Championship Weekend: Who Moves on to the Super Bowl and Why

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NFL Championship Weekend: Who Moves on to the Super Bowl and Why
Who will win this weekend to move onto the Super Bowl?

That divisional round was something special, wasn't it? If you did not happen to watch it, there is a ton of stuff you missed. To give some quick insight on some of what you may have missed, this past weekend gave us: 

- The most combined points in a divisional playoff weekend in history (276; an average of 69 per game) with every team scoring at least 28 points

- Ray Lewis and the Ravens overcoming the odds to go on the road and beat Peyton Manning for the first time since 2001 and continue his strange trend of faltering in the playoffs (9-11 overall now); it's the sixth straight year with an upset of this proportion in this round

- The huge plays by the Joe Flacco and the Ravens' passing game (two long TDs to Torrey Smith against Champ Bailey; the "Baltimore Bomb" to Jacoby Jones to tie it up and get it to overtime)

- The amazing playoff debut of Colin Kaepernick, who absolutely destroyed the Packers (263 yards passing, 181 yards rushing, 4 total TDs)

- Atlanta finally breaking through in the playoffs and getting that elusive first win

- Russell Wilson and his Seahawks almost tearing that win away from the Falcons after being down by 20-0 and 27-7 at different points in the game

- Tom Brady becoming the all-time leader in playoff wins (17) while leading his Patriots to another rout of the Texans

And that was just some of the greatness this slate of games gave us. My picks didn't do well (1-3), but that's always secondary to getting to watch and enjoy the sport I love. I'll just try again next year for that elusive 11-0 playoff picking record. As for now, I'll keep trekking through these playoffs and see if I can still salvage a decent record. Onward!

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