Tom here with the confidence rankings for the two conference championship games:
(out of 100)
(predicted winner – predicted loser)
Both of these picks conform well to the conventional wisdom.
One curious note: Beatpaths has a 1-6 record of predicting the results of Philadelphia games since correctly picking their loss to Baltimore in Week 12. I’ve been used to Beatpaths picking against Philly and being happy to see it proven wrong. Now that Beatpaths is finally picking them to win, I’m suddenly anxious about their winning streak coming to an end in the desert.
In comparison, Beatpaths is 3-4 picking Arizona results over the same period, 5-1 picking Pittsburgh, and 4-3 picking Baltimore.