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August 10, 2005
3-1 last week; 185-79 overall
AFC championship pick: Ravens 27, Patriots 24
The oddsmakers say the Pats are a touchdown better, but the Ravens are 6-0 this year against the other teams that made the playoffs. The Pats are 2-2 against playoff teams and both wins were against the Broncos.
NFC championship pick: 49ers 24, Giants 20
Eli Manning and the Giants are playing very well right now, but it's tough to go coast-to-coast and it's tougher when your opponent is riding the wave of Harbaugh mojo, especially if Manning has a couple of turnovers left in him.