“Pick ‘Em or Kick ‘Em”™: FGT VS. Urban Sports Scene NFL Conference Championship Picks

By the Football Garbage Time Staff

If you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year.

And if you’ve been following us, you know that we here at Football Garbage Time have gone head to head against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks for the last 4 seasons.  Why?  Because they’re awesome competitors, they KNOW their sports, and, heck, they’re just good guys!  This year we’ll have their picks up right HERE, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long.

Without further to do, here we go:

Conference Championship Games

Ha Kung Wong’s Picks

Ha Kung’s Thoughts:

Last year I ended up with a 64.7% record for the season, so that’s five years in a row with over a 60% pick rate.  Plus, I had a 88.2% record on Locks of the Week and a 64.7% record on Upsets of the Week.  Don’t worry, I don’t plan on stopping now!

We had an OK Divisional Playoff weekend going 2-2, leaving us at 183-81 for the season (69.3%), which is pretty darn good.  Almost there, but still have 3 more picks to go!  I’m also rolling with 17-2 (89.5%) for Locks of the Week and 8-10 (44.4%) for Upsets of the Week.  But I’ve got plenty of work to do, so let’s get to that Lock (for Survivor Leagues) and Upset for the Conference Championships…

Lock of the Week Green Bay Packers (-3.0) over Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Check out my thoughts on the Packers @ Rams game on the Football Garbage Time Podcast!

Upset of the Week Buffalo Bills (+3.0) over Kansas City Chiefs

Check out my thoughts on the Ravens @ Bills game on the Football Garbage Time Podcast!

Joanne Kong’s Picks

Scott King’s Picks

Wole’s Picks

Wole’s Thoughts:

Check out Wole’s thoughts on his picks in the recent Urban Sports Scene Podcast!

Ray’s Picks

Coming Soon!

Ray’s Thoughts:

Check out Ray’s thoughts on his picks in the most recent Urban Sports Scene Podcast!

Will’s Picks

Will’s Thoughts:

Check out Will’s thoughts on his picks in the most recent Urban Sports Scene Podcast!

George’s Picks

George’s Thoughts:

Tampa Bay at Green Bay: If this is anything other than a Packers blowout I will be surprised. Green Bay looked rusty and a bit lethargic at times against the Rams but eventually got going. And this is Aaron Rodgers first NFC title game at home, he’s been waiting for this for a long time.

Tampa Bay ran the football well and was opportunistic on Saints turnovers. Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones combined for 125 yards on 30 carries. But the Bucs combined yardage on their three touchdown drives was 63. Are they really going to force 4 turnovers again. And how will the aging Tom Brady hold up in sub 30-degree temperatures? There’s a reason he chose Tampa to play in. The Bucs beat a QB signed off the street 4 weeks ago and a HOF quarterback that was simply incapable of playing the position at even a replacement QB level. Rodgers will be far tougher than that.

Buffalo at Kansas City: There are so many reason to take the Bills. Questions about Patrick Mahomes toe (which was always a bigger concern than the concussion in my eyes). Kansas City’s offense hasn’t looked anything near its best for 2 months. Buffalo is one of the few teams that has the offensive firepower to keep up with KC in a shootout, even with the Bills struggles running the football. Chiefs are relying on Darrell Williams due to injuries and Clyde Edwards-Hellaire’s struggles.

And yet the Chiefs always seem to make the one more play they need to make. Last week it was Chad flipping Henne with the big run and a completion to convert a 3rd and 14 into a first down. And so often it’s Mahomes sheer brilliance that does it. And as fantastic as the Bills are thus is their first time in this situation. And this is old hat for the Chiefs, it’s their third consecutive AFC title game. And that will be the difference.

Divisional Playoff Results

Current Standings

Check back next week for our Conference Championship results and Super Bowl picks!

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