What's up guys? It's your boy HipsterC back on the blog. I'm here to give you my prediction on who is going to the Super Bowl this year. While there are many teams in playoff contention as of week 6, I can't help but feel like these so called "top teams" aren't going to be on top much longer. There are teams that people expected to be good, like the Denver Broncos. Then you have the "out of nowhere" teams; like the Dallas Cowboys. I know enough about the Cowboys to know they usually fizzle out before the playoffs, but something is different this year. They are being lead by the extraordinary play by RB DeMarco Murray, who has rushed for over 100 yards in each of the first 6 games. He is only the 2nd RB in NFL history to do so. I'm not sure how this guy is pulling off these amazing performances week in and week out, but I'm not going to question it. He's the MVP so far, that much is certain. From what I can see, the Cowboys are a serious contender and assuming Tony Romo doesn't go back to choking in the month of December, they could make some noise in the playoffs this year. Despite all of the praise I'm directing towards them, the Cowboys still aren't my pick to win it all. The NFC is a very difficult conference to pick from. There are a lot of great teams to keep an eye on. You've got the defending Super Bowl champs, the Seattle Seahawks. They are hard to judge considering their most recent home loss to the previously mentioned Cowboys. They are definitely a contender but without home field advantage, I don't see them getting back. Teams are figuring out how to beat their defense and while their offense is above average, I don't know if they can perform on a high level consistently enough to repeat. Next you have the 49ers, who are even more difficult to judge considering all of the off-field issues and injuries they've had to deal with. The thing that impresses me about them is that despite all that has gone wrong for them, they still have a record of 4-2 and are in the playoff hunt and once healthy and have all of their players back, will be in serious contention for a Lombardi trophy. You can't count them out. Then you have the Eagles. Not much too say about them. They're playing good football and have been able to win most of their games, except against the 49ers. They're franchise RB in LeSean McCoy hasn't quite been himself and they're going to need him to be if they want to do anything special this year. Despite they're 5-1 start, I wouldn't worry to much about the Eagles yet. I could go on forever talking about the depth of the NFC and how there are a lot of teams that COULD make it, but if I did that I'd never get to the AFC. So here we are, finally talking about the AFC. Now you have your marquee teams in the Broncos and the Patriots. Both are very good with they're own arguments for who's going all the way. Then you have the Colts, who despite a less than ideal start, have roared back with 4 straight wins and are looking like the favorites to take the AFC South. They have a high power offense that can't be ignored and have a chance to win no matter who they play. Next you have the San Diego Chargers, who have shocked the NFL with a surprise 5-1 start. After losing to the Cardinals week 1, they responded with 5 wins in a row and lead the always dangerous AFC West. Their play has the Broncos holding on to a wild card spot.I can't say I expected this kind of start from the Chargers, but I can't say I'm surprised. They have an elite QB in Phillip Rivers and some very good young talent. If they can keep this up, they'll at least have a shot at taking down a big name this year,With everything I've said and all of my knowledge that isn't in this article, my team to make it out of the AFC is going to have to be the Broncos. I know this seems like a typical prediction, some would disagree with me, but I can't put any team up against Peyton Manning's Broncos and have them come out with a win. I expect the Chargers to slow down and the Broncos to keep on rolling right into home field advantage. Denver isn't an easy place to play and I don't think any team is going to knock them out. As for the NFC, I'm still torn. I want to say the 49ers will make it out of the NFC, but that would just be a biased prediction. I think they have a shot if they get everyone back and continue to play their game. My prediction for the NFC is predicated on the assumption that the Cardinals will eventually fall from their 4-1 pedestal and come crashing down to reality. Because despite the play of teams like the Eagles and the Cowboys, I don't believe either of those teams will make past the divisional rounds mainly because of their short comings on defense. So here's what I'm going to do. I'm not going to give one team the nod in the NFC. I'm going to say it will be the NFC West vs the Denver Broncos. I can't say which of the three NFC West powerhouses will ultimately make it to the biggest game of the year, but I strongly believe it will be one of the three. I will even go as far as to say whichever NFC West team makes it will win the Super Bowl. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have anything to add to this. I love hearing what the readers have to say. I'm glad to be back.
Peace ~ HispterC