I'ts been a while since I commented on this thread but I will try not to be lengthy.
Panthers/Cardinals....It pained me to watch a team that I like struggle mightily against the Panthers with no decent replacement at QB.....If Lindley is on any roster next season, I may grow my hair out...
Steelers/Ravens: Bell was sorely missed in this game.....Big Ben's turnovers and/or concussion didn't help here, either
Bengals/Colts.....Marvin Lewis is now the modern-day Jim Mora....Once again, poor quarterback play shows up at the most inopportune time.
Lions/Cowboys....Sadly, this game will be known for a blown call more than the scintillating finish......But again, good teams overcome bad calls, and I will leave it at that.
Ravens/Patriots....When you have a good team by the throat, never let up...I had a feeling when Baltimore scored the go-ahead field goal, that the Patriots would respond with a touchdown to win
Panthers/Seahawks.....The Panthers kept it close and made it interesting....they may have had a better shot if the game was in Charlotte, but once again, Seattle found a way to put the game away.
Cowboys/Packers...Once again, a game remembered more for officiating more than competitiveness.....Once again, the Cowboys could have gotten a shot after the overturned catch, but couldn't get a defensive stop when it mattered most
Colts/Broncos.....I think my friends spent more time making up new Nationwide commerical jingles after this game than talking about the Colts being a team on the rise...Even if this is Manning's last game, you can't deny his greatness, even if he leaves a lot to be desired in the playoffs.
So which Super Bowl Matchup do you want to see on Feb. 1st? This would be my pecking order
1. Patriots/Packers....Rodgers would try to win a ring for the second time against a QB that has won at least two previous rings.
2. Colts/Seahawks.....Luck vs. Wilson....would make for a nice "Young Guns" showdown especially with both of them being drafted in the same year (I guess many thought RG3 would be in this spot instead of Wilson)
3. Patriots/Seahawks.....Would be nice to see a rematch of a 2012 game that had an exciting finish when the Seahawks scored two late touchdowns to erase a 13-point deficit.
4. Colts/Packers.....Well, if nothing else, a lot of points will be scored....