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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Championship Round

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it light up the night. Here we are, four teams left with just two advancing to the big show. If you have been reading then you are aware that the Progno predicted a New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl before the playoffs started, that prediction has not changed one bit. Expect a game for the ages in Houston between two phenomenal teams. Enjoy the games!

Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
ATL 288 ATL 122
GB 252 GB 113
NE 235 PIT 107
PIT 222 NE 106

How to read the table: The table shows how a team will do Passing and Rushing in the upcoming week of the NFL. Red is HOT, Yellow is WARM, White is NORMAL, Light Blue is COLD and Dark Blue is FREEZING COLD. Play players from teams that are Red and Yellow, avoid players from teams that are Light or Dark Blue and expect average days from teams that are White.

All times are Eastern
 

Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons – Sunday 3:05pm
And here it is — the offensive explosion of the century. Indoor, on a fast track, with both secondaries in tough shape, this will turn into a college football game with some playoff records being broken in the process. We are not wavering from the Falcons as the representative for the NFC as their offense is a great one but the Packers will not go quietly. The Over/Under (total points scored in the game) opened in Vegas at 61. I believe the lines makers adjust up or down from 43 (I think I read that somewhere at one time) so adjusting up 18 points is nuts. The thing is, this one is going OVER.

Favorite: Atlanta Falcons by 4
Prediction: Atlanta Falcons 37 – Green Bay Packers 30
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots – Sunday 6:40pm
The Steelers will most definitely put up a fight as the Patriots will have a difficult time covering both Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell effectively but they are a vastly improved defense that will slow down the Pittsburgh offense. Look for the Patriots to focus on Antonio Brown as they know that not only do they take Brown out of the game, but they take Ben Roethlisberger out of it too. As a result, the Steelers will run Bell well but New England won’t mind giving up a lot of small chunks of yardage that will keep the clock running. As the Patriots slowly get out ahead of the Steelers eventually Pittsburgh will need to start playing catch up and that is where things fall apart on the Steelers. But really, all that truly comes into play in this one is that Tom Brady is in Foxboro with a chance to go to the Super Bowl and that as they say, “is that.”

Favorite: New England Patriots by 6
Prediction: New England Patriots 30 – Pittsburgh Steelers 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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