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NFL Playoff Picks, Championship Round

Today 'Greek' and I are continuing our friendly battle to see who is the best playoff prognosticator.

So far, we have battled to a draw, each going 4-4 through two rounds of the playoffs. There are only three games left to settle this, so let's see what happens.

Ed's Playoff Picks

AFC Championship Game

San Diego at New England (-13.5): The Chargers have won 8 straight games, but I don't care. No matter how many games in a row they have won, they are not good enough to go into New England and derail the Patriots quest for perfection. On top of that, with LaDainian Tomlinson, Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates limited with injuries I'm not sure San Diego has enough to even keep this game competitive.

NFC Championship Game

Giants (+7) at Green Bay: This is an uphill climb for the Giants. Playing at Lambeau Field in freezing conditions, with a hostile crowd and a weakened secondary it is difficult to see how the Giants win this one. But, I am keeping the faith. The Giants have won a record 9 straight on the road this season, and have stunned everyone by getting this far. I don't know if they will win, but I think the weather and the improved play of Eli Manning and the Giants' offense will make this a close game.

Last Week: 2-2
Playoffs: 4-4

'Greek's' Playoff Picks

Another week, and another .500 record. This is getting to be a trend. So which game will I pick correctly this week? Will the tie in this little competition ever be broken? Will this all come down to a Super Bowl pick two weeks from now? These and other meaningless questions will be answered Monday right here.

NFC Championship Game

NY Giants (+7) at Green Bay: A surprise pick no doubt, but this is the weekend of upsets. At least that's what I'll be calling it while watching the games in my basement, pondering another lost season for my Buffalo Bills.

AFC Championship Game

San Diego (+13.5) at New England: The weekend of upsets continues, and instead of trying to come up with something funny to say about this game, I've decided to change things up a bit and present you with some real facts. Since they started the season on an unheard of scoring run, the Patriots are 2-7 against the spread since November, including last week's playoff game. The Chargers, after their dismal start, are 9-2 against the spread since November including their two playoff games, 12-2 since October. Never thought you'd find info like that here did you?

Last week: 2-2
Playoffs: 4-4