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Pooch’s Picks, Playoff Edition: Dogs Predict AFC and NFC Title Games, Pick the Super Bowl

January 18th, 2014 at 11:07 AM
By Max DeMara

As promised, a final edition of Pooch's Picks revolving around championship Sunday and the upcoming Super Bowl had to be done. After watching the last two weeks of playoff action, Izzy and Cooper grew weary, wondering when they'd get to cast their say in who wins. Luckily, that time has finally come again, just before the football season officially ends.

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With the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, the NFL has a dream final four. Arguments could be made for any of the teams hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, but the goal was simple. Pick the winner of the AFC and NFC title games, thus setting up a hypothetical Super Bowl. Then, pick the winner of that Super Bowl. It's the playoff conclusion to Pooch's Picks, putting a bow on another fun season of football.

AFC Championship, New England Patriots at Denver Broncos: Like many in the media, both dogs are calling for a mild upset and picking the Patriots to beat the Broncos. It's the battle for legacies, as many think Peyton Manning's would take a hit with a loss and Tom Brady's might get an even bigger boost with a win. Though the dogs are banking on New England, Denver has been the team to beat all season. There's no use getting cute and calling for an upset where there is none. The Broncos overpower the Patriots through the air on the way to the Super Bowl. C: New England, I: New England, M: Denver

NFC Championship, San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks: Considering the circumstances (the stadium, the weather, the team) San Francisco might not stand much of a chance at all against the Seahawks. If the game was being played in California, the 49ers would win. Instead, they go down hard against Seattle, who gets a big game from the defense, Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch to win. Cooper agrees, taking the Seahawks to emerge behind the home power of the 12th man. Izzy is the contrarian, going with San Francisco to pull the road upset and advance to back to back Super Bowls. C: Seattle, I: San Francisco, M: Seattle

Izzy's Super Bowl: New England vs. San Francisco, 49ers win.

Cooper's Super Bowl: New England vs. Seattle, Seahawks win.

Max's Super Bowl: Denver vs. Seattle, Broncos win.

Max DeMara is the managing editor of Lions 101. You can find him on this site's Twitter @detroitlions101

Tags: Denver Broncos, Detroit, Detroit Lions, Football, New England Patriots, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl

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