With college bowl games all wrapped up, football fans will turn their attention to the two-week playoff run to the Super Bowl now.
Four teams will play divisional round games with Baltimore playing Houston and Denver taking on New England on the AFC side. The NFC has the N.Y. Giants taking on Green Bay and the New Orleans Saints playing San Francisco.
So, what would be the best of the potential match ups in the Super Bowl? Here are my thoughts.

1. Green Bay vs. New England
This is the Super Bowl that most fans would like to see. Neither team plays much defense, but both quarterbacks are exceptional players and the game would be a sure fire ratings winner. Aaron Rodgers has a golden touch this year. And anyone who wants to doubt Tom Brady, well, here’s the scrap heap of history, jump on board.

2. New Orleans vs. New England.
Again, this would be an exceptional game because of the quarterback match up. Brees has one of Marino’s records and could get a Super Bowl in the same year. That would be a fun story line.

3. N.Y. Giants vs. New England
The Giants got into the playoffs this season in about the same way they did a few years ago when they spoiled a perfect season by the Pats. New England would love to get some revenge for that, so motivation would be running high. And, although Eli might not be as hyped as his brother, he still has the ability to rip the heart out of any defense in the fourth quarter.

4. Denver vs. Green Bay
The Denver Broncos derailed Brett Favre’s run to a second straight Super Bowl back in the late 90s. John Elway, who orchestrated that upset in one of the great Super Bowls of all time, is back in the fold in the front office in Denver. The Broncos would be about as big of a long shot to beat the Aaron Rodgers led Packers this year as Green Bay goes for two in a row.

5. Denver vs. New Orleans
Not as much fun as the Denver-Green Bay rematch. Still, Tebow is involved, so that makes for interest. And Drew Brees is in there too. Like the No. 4 match up, the down side would be a potential blow out in favor of the NFC.

6. Denver vs. San Fransisco or NY Giants
Remember the Super Bowls from the 1980s? Most Denver fans would like to forget because both the Niners and Giants blasted the Broncos. Revenge is mine sayeth the Tebow. Also up for consideration, a match up of two Urban Meyer pupils in Alex Smith and Tim Tebow would be interesting, especially considering the fact that Tebow has slighted Smith’s ability in the past.

7. Baltimore vs. New Orleans or Green Bay
Baltimore plays good defense, but would the Ravens have enough defensive firepower to stop Brees or Rodgers? It might be kind of fun to find out. On the down side, it could be a blow out in favor of the NFC, or it could be a field goal fest if Baltimore’s defense steps up.

8. Baltimore vs. New York
We’ve seen this Super Bowl before. And Baltimore won it thanks to the always great Trent Dilfer. So, after reading that, it’s easy to see why this rematch would have to be better than the first one. Right?

9. Houston vs. Anybody
The Houston Oilers and Warren Moon couldn’t make it to the Super Bowl and I am certain that the fan base there is hungry for some Super attention. As hard as they have tried over the years, the Houston teams are always second fiddle to Dallas. This would help them make big strides in the Texas popularity contest. At the same time, however, the Houston team is down to its third string at QB.

10. San Fransisco vs. New England
New England and San Fransisco would be a battle of NFL royalty, at least in terms of franchise history. If Joe Montana were still the QB in Niner land, we would all be salivating over this match up. Alas, the shoe commercial was inaccurate, Joe is not making a comeback. Dang it!

11. San Francisco vs. Baltimore
Warm up the kicker. This one could get ugly in a BCS?Championship kind of way. Both teams play defense to the exclusion of offense and the QB match up would less than sexy with Joe Flacco taking on Alex Smith. This is the one match up that would have most fans on the edge of their seat, counting the seconds until Madonna’s half time show that is. With college bowl games all wrapped up, football fans will turn their attention to the two-week playoff run to the Super Bowl now.
Four teams will play divisional round games with Baltimore playing Houston and Denver taking on New England on the AFC side. The NFC has the N.Y. Giants taking on Green Bay and the New Orleans Saints playing San Francisco.
So, what would be the best of the potential match ups in the Super Bowl? Here are my thoughts.

1. Green Bay vs. New England
This is the Super Bowl that most fans would like to see. Neither team plays much defense, but both quarterbacks are exceptional players and the game would be a sure fire ratings winner. Aaron Rodgers has a golden touch this year. And anyone who wants to doubt Tom Brady, well, here’s the scrap heap of history, jump on board.

2. New Orleans vs. New England.
Again, this would be an exceptional game because of the quarterback match up. Brees has one of Marino’s records and could get a Super Bowl in the same year. That would be a fun story line.

3. N.Y. Giants vs. New England
The Giants got into the playoffs this season in about the same way they did a few years ago when they spoiled a perfect season by the Pats. New England would love to get some revenge for that, so motivation would be running high. And, although Eli might not be as hyped as his brother, he still has the ability to rip the heart out of any defense in the fourth quarter.

4. Denver vs. Green Bay
The Denver Broncos derailed Brett Favre’s run to a second straight Super Bowl back in the late 90s. John Elway, who orchestrated that upset in one of the great Super Bowls of all time, is back in the fold in the front office in Denver. The Broncos would be about as big of a long shot to beat the Aaron Rodgers led Packers this year as Green Bay goes for two in a row.

5. Denver vs. New Orleans
Not as much fun as the Denver-Green Bay rematch. Still, Tebow is involved, so that makes for interest. And Drew Brees is in there too. Like the No. 4 match up, the down side would be a potential blow out in favor of the NFC.

6. Denver vs. San Fransisco or NY Giants
Remember the Super Bowls from the 1980s? Most Denver fans would like to forget because both the Niners and Giants blasted the Broncos. Revenge is mine sayeth the Tebow. Also up for consideration, a match up of two Urban Meyer pupils in Alex Smith and Tim Tebow would be interesting, especially considering the fact that Tebow has slighted Smith’s ability in the past.

7. Baltimore vs. New Orleans or Green Bay
Baltimore plays good defense, but would the Ravens have enough defensive firepower to stop Brees or Rodgers? It might be kind of fun to find out. On the down side, it could be a blow out in favor of the NFC, or it could be a field goal fest if Baltimore’s defense steps up.

8. Baltimore vs. New York
We’ve seen this Super Bowl before. And Baltimore won it thanks to the always great Trent Dilfer. So, after reading that, it’s easy to see why this rematch would have to be better than the first one. Right?

9. Houston vs. Anybody
The Houston Oilers and Warren Moon couldn’t make it to the Super Bowl and I am certain that the fan base there is hungry for some Super attention. As hard as they have tried over the years, the Houston teams are always second fiddle to Dallas. This would help them make big strides in the Texas popularity contest. At the same time, however, the Houston team is down to its third string at QB.

10. San Fransisco vs. New England
New England and San Fransisco would be a battle of NFL royalty, at least in terms of franchise history. If Joe Montana were still the QB in Niner land, we would all be salivating over this match up. Alas, the shoe commercial was inaccurate, Joe is not making a comeback. Dang it!

11. San Francisco vs. Baltimore
Warm up the kicker. This one could get ugly in a BCS?Championship kind of way. Both teams play defense to the exclusion of offense and the QB match up would less than sexy with Joe Flacco taking on Alex Smith. This is the one match up that would have most fans on the edge of their seat, counting the seconds until Madonna’s half time show that is.