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Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne
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Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne

Publisher/Co-Editors of 6Magazine - a football and hip-hop culture digital magazine

Pick the Pack

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The cream of the crop in the AFC is very visible -- it's the Patriots all day. In the NFC, it's another story because the crop doesn't have any cream. Every NFC team has visible chinks in its armor. The NFC West champ shouldn't be in the playoffs, but that's another story. The best team in the conference is the Chicago Bears. Again, the NFC doesn't have any cream in its crop so the Bears being the "best" isn't saying much. Chicago's defense is playing well and Jay Cutler seems trustworthy...for now.

The most dangerous team, who I picked to win the Super Bowl, is the Green Bay Packers. The team has been depleted by injuries, but has managed to stay competitive. The NFL is a coach's league and Dom Capers is clearly the best coordinator among the NFC playoff contenders. With the NFL being a copycat league, the Packers defensive coordinator has the blueprint to defeat the Saints (blitz Brees until it's banned in the NFL), Falcons (take away Matt Ryan's running game), Eagles (do what the Vikings and Giants did to slow down Mike Vick) and Chicago (take away Cutler's first option so the real Jay Cutler will show himself). I'm just going to dismiss the NFC West if you don't mind.

The other factor for the Packers is under center where Aaron Rodgers is the hottest QB not named Brady right now. In the past two weeks, he's played better than Michael Vick. Rodgers was also snubbed for the Pro Bowl and he has the bitter taste of the Pack's 2009 Wild Card defeat in OT in which his fumble was returned for the game-winning touchdown.

No NFC team should want to play a Dom Capers defense with Charles Woodson and Clay Matthews. On the flip side, Aaron Rodgers is balling. Don't forget the Packers play in a cold climate so playing in Chicago or Philly won't hurt them. The domes in New Orleans and Atlanta will only enhance the Packers' overall team speed. You don't want to play the Pack, bottom line.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne  |  December 29, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  | Category:  Green Bay Packers , NFC , Playoffs Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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