The 2012 NFL Playoffs have been a joy to watch. The Super Bowl is just around the corner with only two games left to play.
Who are the favourites to win the Super Bowl?
It all depends on how the Conference Championship games play out this Sunday.
Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern): Baltimore Ravens (12-4-0) @ New England Patriots (13-3-0)
The Patriots have been anticipated as the team to win the Super Bowl this year and still are the most likely team to win it.
They won 13 games this season while only losing three. The Ravens lost 4 games and won 12 in the regular season. Both teams are very consistent and are determined to win this Sunday.
I would like to see Lewis and the Ravens take home the Super Bowl but the odds are in favor of the Patriots.
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are just way too good. Brady had 6 passing TD’s against the Broncos last week, 3 of which were received by Gronkowski.
What more could the Pats ask for, Tom Brady in top form and Gronkowski having the best season of his career. He only got drafted in 2010, and has already managed to break 2 records this season. He has the most receiving yards for a TE in a season (1, 372 yards), and the most touchdowns for a TE in a season (17).
The Ravens defense gives them a fighting chance at winning the game. Ray Lewis is the best LB in the NFL and would love the challenge of shadowing Gronkowski and sacking Brady all game.
Ray Rice needs to find his regular season groove. He performed very well in the regular season but only gained 60 yards and 21 carries against the Texans.
Beating the Patriots would give Ravens the confidence to win it all.
Patriots Super Bowl Odds: Even
Ravens Super Bowl Odds: 6/1
Sunday at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern): NY Giants (9-7-0) @ San Francisco 49ers (13-3-0)
There’s no doubt that the Giants have the ability to win the Super Bowl. They did the unthinkable by taking Aaorn Rodgers and the Packers (15-1-0) out early in the playoffs. Beating a team with only 1 loss all season by 17 points was not an easy task for Eli Manning and the Giants to complete.
Alex Smith also ruined the hopes of favorites, New Orleans Saints, when he threw the game-winning touchdown to Vernon Davis with only 9 seconds left on the clock.
Manning has had much better numbers than Smith this season. The QB who is more mentally prepared and less intimidated will come out the victor.
The odds are against the Giants because of their lack luster performance this season. A Super Bowl re-match against the Patriots would be the fairy tale ending to the 2012 NFL playoffs.
Giants Super Bowl Odds: 7/2
49ers Super Bowl Odds: 3/1
Who do you think we’ll win the Conference Championship match-ups and the Super Bowl?