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.
FACT: It doesn't get any better than this Jared Cook sideline grab.
— NFL (@NFL) January 16, 2017
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.
Last Weeks Results
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Championship Game Picks
|Staff Member||Overall Record (Last Week)||Packers @ Falcons||Steelers @ Patriots|
|Brooks Roland||6-2 (2-2)||Packers||Patriots|
|Anthony Pugliese||6-2 (3-1)||Packers||Patriots|
|Jaret Rojas||6-2 (3-1)||Packers||Steelers|
|Ed Greene||6-2 (4-0)||Packers||Patriots|
|Ryan Adams||5-3 (2-2)||Packers||Patriots|
|Matt Litzenberger||5-3 (2-2)||Falcons||Patriots|
|Liz Churchville||5-3 (2-2)||Packers||Steelers|
|Trevor Grout||5-3 (3-1)||Packers||Patriots|
|Joel Reser||5-3 (3-1)||Packers||Patriots|
|Andy Villamarzo||5-3 (3-1)||Packers||Patriots|
|Hannah Watkins||3-5 (2-2)||Packers||Patriots|
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