NFL Championship Sunday is here. The question is, “Will either Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers be denied their chance of another Super Bowl?And then there were four.
The Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers and, of course, the New England Patriots, will do battle this coming Sunday for the right to head to Houston — the city that’ll host Super Bowl LI. More specifically, it’ll be Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady who do battle on Championship Sunday.
Where’s the defense?
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) January 20, 2017
For the first time in a long time, the final four squads in the National Football League showcase four prolific offenses with very little defense to speak of. A season ago, the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers were equipped with serious nastiness on the defensive side of the football.
Not in 2016. This season, this tournament has given way to scoring.
This leads the casual onlooker to believe that the all-timers, the studs — Brady and Rodgers — are those who’ll finally meet up in the big game. Though each organization has seen its fair share of success, the two greats have yet to meet up on the big stage.
Two seasons ago, the Packers were mere minutes away from an NFC Title, but a miracle out of Russell Wilson and company prevented an A-Rod-Brady showdown. In 2010, when the Pack won the Super Bowl, Brady was stunningly upset by Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets during the Divisional Round.
Here’s Elite Sports NY’s full Championship Sunday preview: