Top 5 Best Bowl Games and Predictions (Not Including BCS Championship Game)

This is the most intriguing bowl season yet, and it will end with in the craziest way possible. Here are the previews for the 5 best bowl games of the 2013-14 season.

Number 5: Clemson vs. Ohio State, Discover Orange Bowl

Both of these teams are coming off losses, so this is pretty big. Ohio State lost in the B1G Ten Championship Game vs. Michigan State. Clemson had an upset win over LSU last year in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, and it shall happen again, thanks to some Tajh Boyd heroics. Final Score: 27-23, Clemson.

Number 4: Oklahoma vs. Alabama, Allstate Sugar Bowl

Some Oklahoma heroics helped them beat Oklahoma State on their way to the Sugar Bowl. Alabama lost its last game vs. Auburn on the famous Kick-6. No miracles this time around, as Maxwell Trophy winner AJ McCarron will lead this team to victory. Final Score: 41-27, Alabama.

Number 3: Duke vs. Texas A&M, Chick-fil-A Bowl

Duke has been the biggest surprise this year, going 24th in the country. They lost in the ACC Championship Game to Florida State. Texas A&M on the other hand, has been very successful in the SEC. That success will continue. Final Score: 62-41, Texas A&M.

Number 2: UCF vs. Baylor, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

UCF and Baylor make their 1st BCS bowl appearances. This one won’t be a contest. Final Score: 28-3, Baylor.

Number 1: Stanford vs. Michigan State, Vizio Rose Bowl

MSU and Stanford are coming off huge wins in the B1G Ten and PAC-12 Championship Games. RBs Jeremy Langford (MSU) and Tyler Gaffney (Stanford) will help light up the scoreboard on the 100th Rose Bowl. Final Score: 37-33, Stanford.

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Week 17: The Craziest Weekend Of NFL History

The 2013-14 NFL season’s Week 17 will be the craziest ever. Here are the predictions for who wins and who sits at home on the couch.

Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) at Dallas Cowboys (8-7), 8:30PM EST, NBC

As many of you have heard, Tony Romo has been injured with a herniated disk. Now here’s the big question. Can Kyle Orton lead the team to victory? Orton is 35-34 as a starter, and this is the biggest game of his life, and also for Jason Garrett. Meanwhile, the Eagles came off a 54-11 win over the Chicago Bears. LeSean McCoy had 18 carries for 133 yards and 2 TDs, and Bryce Brown had 9 for 118, including a 65-yard TD run. Nick Foles went 21 of 25 for 230 yards and 2 TDs. The Eagles will be the No. 3 seed in the NFC, and will beat the ‘Boys for the 1st time since Oct. 30, 2011. Final Score: 30-3, Eagles.

Green Bay Packers (7-7-1) at Chicago Bears (8-7), 4:25PM EST, FOX

Now Bears fans, I know you’ll be hoping for no Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, Randall Cobb, or Clay Matthews, so this will be easy. Think again! Rodgers, Lacy, and Cobb are expected to play, whereas Matthews is a game-time decision. Bears fans, get ready for another season on the couch. Final Score: 35-25, Packers.

St. Louis Rams (7-8) at Seattle Seahawks (12-3), 4:25PM EST, FOX

The Seahawks were upset 17-10 at home by the Cardinals. With many starters resting, it’ll happen again. Final Score: 22-10, Rams

San Francisco 49ers (11-4) at Arizona Cardinals (10-5), 4:25PM EST, FOX

The Cardinals upset the Seahawks last week with a 17-10 win, but after seeing the 49ers stave off the Falcons comeback with a Pick-6, it ain’t happening. Also, with a Seahawks loss, the 49ers will have the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Final Score: 19-17, 49ers.

Baltimore Ravens (8-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-5), 1:00PM EST, CBS

Finally, some AFC talk over here. Ravens and Bengals. This is a game which will determine the AFC North. After seeing the Ravens get crushed be the Pats, they’ll get crushed again. Final Score: 42-19, Bengals.

Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) vs. San Diego Chargers (8-7), 4:25PM EST, CBS

Chargers beat the Chiefs with a huge comeback weeks ago, 41-38. The Chiefs want to rest players knowing that they will make the playoffs anyways. The Chargers will win again, and get the No. 6 seed in the AFC. Final Score: 33-24, Chargers.

The AFC Championship Game Prediction

The AFC Championship Game is all about Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos.

Quarter 1

Brady finds his spark early on. Manning is ice-cold. The defense comes out on fire, and Brady throws 2 TDs. The Pats take a 17-0 at the end of 1.

Quarter 2

Both QBs go cold. It is a disaster throughout this whole quarter. Brady and Manning lead the team to long field goal attempts. A back and forth, 3-and-out thing goes on for the whole quarter. At the half, Pats lead 23-12.

Quarter 3

In quarter 3, Broncos KR Trinton Holliday returns the kick return 100 yards for the score. The Pats go turnover after turnover, 3-and-out after 3-and-out. Broncos K Matt Prater kicks a field goal. After 45 minutes, Pats lead 23-22.

Quarter 4

The most crucial quarter of the AFC season. The Pats kick 2 quick field goals to give them a TD lead. Peyton Manning throws 3 INTs in their first 5 possessions. Tom Brady throws an INT, and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie returns the pick 59 yards for the score. We’re tied at 29. Brady tries to help kill clock to get into field goal range. RB LaGarrette Blount fumbles the football on a crucial 3rd And Inches from the Broncos 32-yard line. With 1 minute left, Manning throws 4 first downs to Welker, Decker, DeMariyus Thomas, and Julius Thomas. It’s 1st And Goal from the Pats 4, and Bill Belichick call the Patriots final timeout, with 8 seconds left. Manning escapes all the pressure, and then finds RB Knowshon Moreno in the end zone with no time left.

Final Score: 36-29, Broncos!