I just love making these picks.
It's such a fun part of the new season.
And I love making this playoff graphic each year.
This is what's fun for me.
Hopefully you can see my picks well enough...click on through for some explanations.
Here's what you need to know about my picks:
-I can't not pick the Jets when they're expected to be as good as they are. (But I suspect you already knew that.)
-I'm not sure why the Falcons aren't getting more love nationally.
-I'm not sure why the Steelers are getting so much love nationally.
-In my scenario the Jets would have to play on the road in the AFC Championship Game...but I would really like them to not have to go on the road in the post-season. Hosting playoff games is a big key to their success.
-I'm assuming a conference championship game has never been at the site of a Super Bowl...there's a possibility, even if we don't have a team playing on its home field in the Super Bowl (Dallas), that they could host an NFC Championship Game in the same stadium. (Not in my scenario, but I'm just saying.)
-I don't love that Bears pick. Don't ask me to explain it - I'm not really sure why I did it.
Looking forward to watching the season unfold!