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Pink’s Pulse: NFL Championship Weekend

This week’s Pink’s Pulse is dedicated to one of the best weekends in sports: the NFL Championship Weekend. Four teams remain in the race to Super Bowl XLVIII, buy cialis and Sunday’s doubleheader Championship match-ups are sure to be thrillers as two rivalries are rekindled.

This Sunday’s match-ups are a dose of old school – new school football.  First, levitra we have the 49ers and Seahawks: two teams who’ve had success building their organizations through their younger players. Then there’s the old school battle: the Patriots vs. the Broncos: a matchup between the two NFL royalty heavyweights.

Clear the schedule for Sunday, football doesn’t get much better than this.

New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos – 2pm CT on CBS

The rematch that everyone had hoped for is here…Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning. These two teams clashed during Week 12 and the Patriots bested the Broncos late by a score of 34-31. But, things are a little different this time around.

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady

There are almost too many story lines to count between Brady and Manning, far too many to list and stories you can find with a simple Google Search.  This is the fifteenth meeting between these two iconic quarterbacks and could be their last. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has nearly broke every record in the book this year, but history has predicated that those QBs don’t always go onto winning a Super Bowl after record-breaking seasons. While Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had a hard, long struggle to get to this point having no reliable wide receivers to count on this time around.

What you should be watching for in this game is the tight end position. The last time these two met the Patriots still had Rob Gronkowski and the Broncos were without Pro Bowl tight end Julius Thomas. Brady will need pass-catchers to step up in order to get points on the board throughout the game.

One last thing to note, the last time these two teams met the Broncos had to deal with Patriots five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. With Wilfork out of the season with an injury, it poses a concern for the Patriots defense in trying to stop Manning.

For a full preview, check out NFL Film’s video here.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks – 5:30 CT on FOX

Fans will get a double-dose of rematch mania with a new school rivalry between the 49ers and Seahawks. Last week we got to see the 49ers offense get tested against one of the better defenses in the Carolina Panthers while the Seahawks strutted their guns to the New Orleans Saints.

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson are proving to be the more electrifying young quarterbacks to watch. If you haven’t figured out, Kaepernick seems to really have the playoff juices flowing. It definitely helps that his favorite wide receiver Michael Crabtree is back from injury. Since he’s been back, the 49ers have won their last seven game. Russell Wilson, on the other hand, has a canon of an arm to make you sit on the edge of your seat every play.

Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick

Keep your eyes on the matchup between the 49ers wide receivers and the Seahawks secondary. The Seahawks haven’t faced off against Michael Crabtree let alone the power of Crabtree, tight end Vernon Davis and wideout Anquan Boldin altogether. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has really been a force to be reckoned with along with his legion of boom (the Seahawks defense). It could get ugly out there folks.

If you haven’t seen the Madden 25 commercial featuring Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick, it is a must watch before Sunday’s match-up. Watch it below.

My picks: I’m going to preface my pick by saying that my preseason Super Bowl prediction was that the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots would meet in New York. And, I’m sticking to my guns. Please, enjoy football this weekend.

About the author: Heather Pink is a Chicago native that graduated from the University of Illinois and is obsessed with the Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks and the White Sox. Heather is currently in Los Angeles working with NFL.com as a Producer, but still does her fair share of sports reporting on the side. Follow Heather on Twitter @heatherpink2 or visit her website at http://heatherpink.weebly.com/

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