Peter King, from Sports Illustrated has selected the San Diego Chargers to be his AFC Champion team and take on the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl. He predicts a 20-24 loss for the Chargers, making the Falcons the NFL champs. To be dead honest, these were the two teams I would have selected too. Both have very high octane offenses and solid defenses. The only difference is that the Chargers statistically have the best defense in the league right now coming off the 2010 season.
Could he be right? King also predicted last year before the season that the Super Bowl would be played by Pittsburgh vs Green Bay. Correct! The only difference is that he predicted the Steelers to win, not the Packers.
Personally, I wish each season that analysts and writers would NOT project the Chargers as a Super Bowl team. I feel like the pressure is always on the Chargers and they never get to be that under-the-radar team that they would like to be. I would love more than anything to see my Bolts take it to the big stage, but come on people!
So this is how he broke down the Playoffs for this coming season:
AFC Division Champs: New England, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, San Diego
AFC Wild Cards: Baltimore, NY Jets
NFC Division Champs: Philadelphia, Green Bay, New Orleans, St. Louis
NFC Wild Cards: Atlanta, Detroit
AFC Playoff Results:
New England and San Diego have Bye
San Diego over
AFC Championship: San Diego over
NFC Playoff Results:
Green Bay and New Orleans have Bye
New Orleans over
NFC Championship: Atlanta over New Orleans
Super Bowl - Atlanta over
What’s your take on this prediction?