Sunday, January 20, 2008

Super Bowl Shuffle

Let's get right to the point. It feels like it's -34 degrees in Green Bay, WI right now. With kickoff set for 6:00 p.m. EST, things are supposed to warm up a bit ... to -6, with a wind chill of -12. If I were coming out of the tunnel and it was that cold, I would turn right back around and head for the jacuzzi. Well, perhaps a six-figure game check spiked with some conference championship incentives might make me reconsider.

Anyway, the Packers/Giants should provide for a great game, but things on the AFC aren't looking up, considering the Chargers have more injuries than the Chicago Cubs' pitching staff. That said, I don't see this being a blowout. It seems that the only thing in question about the Patriots is this whole Randy Moss gave some lady a controversial black eye thing. That means Moss will have seven catches for 119 and two touchdowns. But don't forget that LT is on a mission after the bitter loss last season. Still, I just don't see the beat-up Bolts with enough left in the tank in the end.

San Diego 17
New England 31 (-14)

Thankfully the NFC is in the primetime slot. Given the weather and the matchup, this could be one for the ages. It's hard to pick against the Giants with the way they're playing, but it's hard to pick against the Pack with the way they're playing. The Giants rush the pass as well as anyone, but Farve gets rid of the ball quickly. Advantage Farve. There are some questions about Eli in the cold ... well, there are always questions about Eli. I expect Farve to have an efficient day and the Giants to play from behind for most of the game. It should come down to the wire, but the Pack will thwart an attempt at a game-winning drive.

New York 20 (+8)
Green Bay 23

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