Of course, I’m picking the Colts. I’m no fool. Always pick the AFC. I think we’ll be hearing all about Tony Dungy going out on top come February, and then I’ll probably be thinking because of all the hype they are giving the Colts, the Eagles have a chance to upset them. But then in the game, the Eagles will be a bit lackluster. They’ll remain in the game, as they did in the 2004 Super Bowl against the Patriots, but they’ll just come up short.
And while I’ve predicted the Colts-Eagles in the big game, I’ll mention a few more teams that I think can go from each division:
Patriots – I have them in the conference championship, so it’s not going to be a big stretch to see them in the Super Bowl.
Chargers – Now I’m sure most people think they have a shot, but I don’t. I just can’t see a Norv Turner-coached team in the Super Bowl.
Steelers & Jaguars – They are talented enough to make it to the game, but I don’t think Tomlin or Del Rio are Super Bowl coaches (yet).
Cowboys – They are a circus. They’ll win a lot of games, but they won’t be able to lock down their mental toughness at the end and win. And again, I can’t imagine Wade Phillips coaching a team in the Super Bowl, no matter how talented.
Saints – I could see them getting hot and making a playoff push, but I don’t think they’ll have the defense to get them over.
Panthers – If their running game is on, then I see good things for the Panthers, but everything will have to fall into place for them to get back to the Super Bowl.
Seahawks – This is my dark horse pick for the Super Bowl, just because I think they’ll have one of the better defenses in the league, and they definitely have the experience.
Vikings – They have a great running game and defense, but at the end of the day, I think Tarvaris Jackson is going to have to win them some games in the playoffs. I don’t think he’s ready (nor do I think he’ll ever be ready).