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August 24, 2005
2-2 last week; 180-84 overall
AFC championship pick: Ravens 27, Patriots 24
I agonized over this one. Studied both teams, had a few beers, decided the Ravens defense can contain Tom Brady and Ray Rice will have another big day against the Patriots' woeful defense. Unless that's the beer talking.
NFC championship pick: Giants 24, 49ers 17
The Giants have the hot quarterback in Eli Manning, an offense that put up 61 points in the past two games and a great pass rush. And they beat the mighty Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field last week. Their confidence level is off the charts.