January 8, 2019

The Race To The Superbowl

2019 is just getting underway and the sporting year is about to ignite. The GAA season is slowly getting going, the 6 Nations in on the horizon, the Premier League title race is beginning to heat up and the NFL season is coming down the home straight. Here at Intersport Elverys Towers, we’re intrigued to see which of the 8 remaining teams will go all the way and capture Superbowl 53 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on the 3rd of February. Over the next few weeks, one team will rise to the top. We’ll have a closer look at the contenders.

AFC Championship

The AFC Championship is shaping up to be a cracker. Kansas City Chiefs have had a remarkable season, finishing the regular season with a record of 12-4. This is in no small part down to the fact quarter back Patrick Mahomes has been in such fine form. However, they will have to overcome the Colts, led by Andrew Luck. Luck missed all last season due to injury and will do everything in his power to drive his team forward into the Divisional decider.

On the other side of the draw, two veteran quarter backs Philip Rivers (LA Chargers) and Tom Brady (Patriots) face off. Philip Rivers will be hoping to lead the Chargers to their first ever Superbowl crown, while Tom Brady is looking to win his 6th crown. The Chargers have had a very good season posting a 12-4 record, while the Pats have a record of 11-5. History points to the Patriots and TB12 winning this one, but it could go either way.

Indianapolis Colts (10-6) @ Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)

LA Chargers (12-4) @ New England Patriots (11-5)

NFC Championship

In the NFC Championship, there is a very interesting match up that see’s the Dallas Cowboys play the LA Rams. Both teams have a top quality running back and quarter back. For the traditional power houses, the Cowboys, they have the dynamic duo of Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott up against Jared Goff and Todd Gurley from the Rams. If all four players hit top gear, this game could have fireworks.

In the final game this weekend, the current Superbowl holders the Philadelphia Eagles, lead by Nick Foles prepare to take on the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees. The Eagles are lucky enough to be at this stage after the Chicago Bears missed a last second field goal to win the game. On the other hand, the Saints have been in great form, with a record of 13-3. This game could also be a belter and should round off a cracking weekend of NFL action.

Dallas Cowboys (10-6) @ LA Rams (13-3)

Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) @ New Orleans Saints (13-3)

The AFC and NFC Champions will go head to head in the Superbowl. The next few weeks will be very exciting. We’re going to predict that the Patriots will be facing off against the Rams in the decider (which is probably the kiss of death for both teams). Shop All NFL HERE.