Release -- January 19th, 2006
With four teams vying for a ticket
to Detroit, stakes and emotions are high for
this weekend's AFC and NFC Championship Games.
Bodog.com has posted the odds.
"After a surprising Divisional
Playoff weekend, I anticipate more excitement
and for two more riveting games to be played
before the Super Bowl contenders are decided,"
says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodog.com.
In the first battle on Championship
Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Invesco
Field, where the Denver Broncos are unbeaten
this season. After handing their formidable
opponents large upsets last weekend, you can
bet both teams will be coming into the AFC title
game with confidence and momentum.
In what could be characterized
as one of the greatest victories in Steelers'
history, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led
a stunning upset of the top-seeded Indianapolis
Colts last Sunday. Not only did Roethlisberger
throw for two touchdowns, he made a crucial
tackle in the waning seconds that helped preserve
the 21-18 win.
this weekend, Jake Plummer, notched his first
playoff win last week when he led the Broncos
to a 27-13 victory over the two-time defending
Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
In what should be a close, hard-hitting
game, Bodog.com bookmakers have opened their
line on the AFC Championship Game with the Broncos
as 3-point favorites.
Meanwhile, the NFC will be decided
west of the Rockies, where the wild-card Carolina
Panthers face the top-seeded Seahawks in Seattle.
With NFL MVP Shaun Alexander reportedly recovered
from the concussion he suffered in last week's
20-10 win over Washington, the Seahawks will
try to control the game on the ground, keeping
Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme and electrifying
receiver Steve Smith on the sidelines as much
However, Smith shredded the heralded
Chicago Bears defense last week, catching 12
passes for 218 yards in the 29-21 victory at
Soldier Field. Carolina, with injuries decimating
its backfield, will likely need Smith to drown
out the noise at Qwest Field if it expects to
represent the NFC in Super Bowl XL.
Bodog.com bookmakers have
opened the line with Seattle as 3.5-point favorites.
For more information on
Bodog's Super Bowl XL Favorites, see https://www.bodog.com/sports-betting/nfl-football.jsp
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