Jt’s Conference Championship predictions~
Steelers vs Jets:
Sunday, at 6:30PM on CBS
Defense has carried both these teams to this point. New York’s defense is just nasty, and though it allowed 21 points to the New England Patriots last week in the Divisional round of the playoffs, it really should be proud to know that it has held Tom Brady and Peyton Manning to just 37 points in two games combined. The Steeler defense is always one of the best in the league, and this is no exception this year. Running the ball is darn near impossible, as the Steelers are allowing just 61.1 yards per game this year on the ground.
QB Ben Roethlisberger has the tendency to just make the big plays when he really needs them and this will be the difference – Steelers win this low scoring affair 14-10.
Pack vs Bears:
Sunday, at 3:00PM on FOX.
This is the 182nd meeting between the two but only the second playoff game between the NFC rivals since 1941. Bears have home field advantage but they are facing the hottest offense left by facing Aaron Rodgers who is playing at an elevated level. Bears won the first matchup by a field goal at home, while the Packers won the second by a touchdown at Lambeau Field. Score will be close but it comes down to Rodgers being better than Cutler – Go with the Pack, they win 35-28