NFL Playoff Predictions 2013: Conference Championship Picks Against the Spread
The NFL season is quickly coming to an end. Four teams remain, all with a shot at the Lombardi Trophy.
The playoffs haven't really brought many surprises aside from the Broncos getting knocked out by the Ravens on their home turf.
Colin Kaepernick acts like he's played in more than the one playoff game he has actually played in.
It's always great to see guys step up at the right time.
Let's take a look at my NFL Playoff predictions for the Conference Championship round against the spread.
Odds are courtesy of Vegas Insider.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (-3.5) at Atlanta Falcons
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How could anyone question Colin Kaepernick's abilities a week after putting up the most rushing yards in a single game by a quarterback in NFL history?
Better yet, how could anyone question Jim Harbaugh's decision to keep Kaepernick in over Alex Smith?
If you question it, I don't know what you're thinking because Kaepernick steamrolled the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
He will steamroll a weak Atlanta Falcons defense who had trouble all year stopping a guy with a similar playing style to Kaepernick, named Cam Newton.
The 49ers will be too much overall for the Falcons to handle, and will advance to the Super Bowl after defeating the Birds 38-31 in Atlanta.
The 49ers will look to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl wins as a franchise with their sixth.
BALTIMORE RAVENS (+10) at New England Patriots
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I said I'd eat my words if I was wrong, and I am eating them now. I said the Broncos would demolish the Ravens last Saturday. That wasn't the case.
The Ray Lewis train keeps on rollin'. It won't stop this week either despite his Baltimore Ravens being 10-point underdogs in New England.
The Ravens went into Denver and knocked out a team with an 11-game winning streak on their own turf. Then Vegas has the audacity to make them a 10-point underdog?
That boggles my mind.
Sorry Tom Brady. Your bus stops here. The Ravens will advance to the Super Bowl and avenge last year's loss in Foxboro.
Ravens will win 34-31 in a thriller to set up a Harbaugh-brother Super Bowl.