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Pick 'Em: Harbaugh vs. Carroll
The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers are about as evenly matched as two NFL teams can be, as evidenced by their intimidating defenses, quick-strike offenses and young superstar quarterbacks. The NFL's best rivalry (says SportsNation) also features two personable head coaches who have figured out how to bond with both their players and the media. Rick Reilly has broken down the similarities and differences in his latest column, but now it's up to you to make the hard choices. For example, which coach could sell you four ShamWows (wait, make that eight ShamWows!) for $19.99 if you call right now?
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Conference Championship Pick 'Em
The conference championship matchups are set and we couldn't have asked for anything better. A rematch of a rematch between Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson? Another chapter of Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady? Any of the potential Super Bowl matchups would be spectacular, but which would you most like to see?
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NFC Championship Game
Having split their previous two meetings this season, the Seahawks and 49ers will meet for a third time in the NFC Championship Game with a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII on the line. The Seahawks reached the game after a 23-15 win over New Orleans at home while the 49ers edged the Packers 23-20 in the wild-card round and traveled to Charlotte where they beat Cam Newton and the Panthers 23-10 in the divisional round. Are the Seahawks and 49ers the NFL's best current rivalry? Which quarterback would you rather have?
NFL Divisional Round Pick 'Em!
And then there were eight. With the Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles all falling at home and the Kansas City Chiefs losing a heartbreaker on the road, the matchups are set for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. And all but one is a rematch, with the San Francisco 49ers (at Carolina Panthers), New Orleans Saints (at Seattle Seahawks) and Denver Broncos (vs. San Diego Chargers) getting a chance to avenge mid- to late-season losses. In the other, a recent playoff rivalry gets rekindled: Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots. Which teams will emerge victorious? What are your conference and Super Bowl picks?