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NFL Playoffs: Championship Week Scrum Staff Picks

Who will the Scrum Sports staff pick to win in the Championship games and earn the right to play in Super Bowl LI in Houston?

The field of teams looking to host the Vince Lombardi trophy in Houston on February 5th has been reduced to four. The Atlanta Falcons earned their spot in the NFC Championship game after looking impressive on both sides of the ball and disposing of the Seattle Seahawks 36-20. Their opponent in the NFC Championship game, the Green Bay Packers, continued to ride out the hot hand of Aaron Rodgers, as he lead the Packers downfield with an amazing sideline pass to Jared Cook to set up the game-winning field goal.

In the AFC, the Patriots let Houston hang around for the first half before putting away the Texans 34-16 behind Dion Lewis‘ record setting, three touchdown performance. Their opponent in the AFC Championship game, the Pittsburgh Steelers, held off a late comeback bid by the Kansas City Chiefs to take a 18-16 victory. The Steelers left all the scoring up to kicker Chris Boswell, who kicked a playoff record six field goals.

The Scrum Staff faired well making their picks in the Divisional Round, but only one staff member was able to correctly call all four games correctly.

See last week’s picks here

See the Wildcard Weekend picks here

Last Weeks Results

The Perfect Club: Ed Greene – NFL Writer

Above Average Club: Anthony Pugliese – NFL Lead, Jaret Rojas – NFL Writer, Trevor Grout – Editor in Chief, Joel Reser – Wrestling/Sports Entertainment Lead, Andy Villamarzo- NFL Writer

Average Club: Brooks Roland – NHL Lead, Ryan Adams – MLB Lead, Matt Litzenberger – MMA Lead, Liz Churchville – MLB Writer, Hannah Watkins – MLB Writer 

Championship Game Picks

Staff MemberOverall Record (Last Week)Packers @ FalconsSteelers @ Patriots
Brooks Roland6-2 (2-2)PackersPatriots
Anthony Pugliese6-2 (3-1)PackersPatriots
Jaret Rojas6-2 (3-1)PackersSteelers
Ed Greene6-2 (4-0)PackersPatriots
Ryan Adams5-3 (2-2)PackersPatriots
Matt Litzenberger5-3 (2-2)FalconsPatriots
Liz Churchville5-3 (2-2)PackersSteelers
Trevor Grout5-3 (3-1)PackersPatriots
Joel Reser5-3 (3-1)PackersPatriots
Andy Villamarzo5-3 (3-1)PackersPatriots
Hannah Watkins3-5 (2-2)PackersPatriots

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