New England vs. Indianapolis: Good point, Hunter. But San Diego had beaten New England before too, ending our 21-game winning streak the previous season. While the Pats didn’t have it entirely together in the regular season, they are making up for lost time now. Tom Brady balances out Peyton Manning, but Adam Vinatieri does keep give some pause. Nevertheless… Prediction: Patriots.
But then I would have to root for the home team. Blood and soil and all that.
New Orleans vs. Chicago: If Reggie Bush has a good game and Chicago’s defense doesn’t, it’s a no-brainer. Yet even if Bush can’t hold onto the ball, I’m still bearish about the Bears. Prediction: Saints.