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Chris J. Nelson's Conference Championship Game Predictions

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 16:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Louisana Superdome on January 16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Chris J. NelsonSenior Writer IJanuary 23, 2010

I only missed the Jets game last week (unfortunately), but that's been partially rectified by putting a flaming bag of crap on Nate Kaeding's doorstop.

Now, on to the conference championship games.

Last week's record: 3-1
Season record: 178-86 (67.4%)

Colts over Jets — New York's dominant defense is carrying them through the playoffs, but if anyone can beat them, it's Peyton Manning. He might not light up the scoreboard, but I expect him to put up more points than Mark Sanchez and the Jets can match.

Saints over Vikings — Okay, so maybe I'm biased. I hate Brett Favre so much, and I can't bear the thought of him potentially winning another Super Bowl. Drew Brees and the Saints' offense can certainly match, if not exceed, that of the Vikings, but it'll come down to whether their defense can stop Minnesota's offense enough.

Post your own predictions for these games on the forum here!


Chris J. Nelson is a journalism major at Georgia State University. He operates his own Miami Dolphins Web site, The Miami Dolphins Spotlight, and can be followed on Twitter here.

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