The Marc My Words Podcast hits on the controversial NFC Championship Game and possibly sidelining the great LeBron James.
As expected, both the NFC and AFC championship games delivered suspense and drama. In the end, the two road teams prevailed: The Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots.
But before we delve into this matchup, let’s review how we got here.
I picked the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots to make it to the Super Bowl. When the Saints clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs in the regular season, I thought that all but assured they would be playing in Super Bowl 53.
But the Rams and the referees (depending on who you ask) had other plans. Yes, there was a controversial no-call that went against the Saints, however, Drew Brees and Sean Payton blew a 13-point lead at home.
They lost in overtime after having a chance to end the game. No excuses for “blew that” nation.
In the AFC, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick advanced to their ninth Super Bowl together. It took everything the Patriots had and then some for them to overcome the eventual Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs quick-strike offense.
Brady did not play particularly well, but when he needed to be Tom Brady, he was Tom Brady, especially in the fourth quarter and on that game-winning drive in overtime.
So now the stage is set. Super Bowl 53 will be a rematch of Super Bowl 36. Patriots. Rams. Tune into next week’s show to see who I think is going to win the big game.