NFL GAME OF THE WEEK: Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers (#RiseUp)

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For Falcons fans, their faith stood the test of time, but was amplified this season, coming into the playoff season with a solid 11-5 record. While they inched their way closer during the playoffs, there honestly didn't seem like there was a bit of unease or anxiety. As for everyone else, no one saw it coming. Low and behold, the team made it to the final round of the NFC Championship game...and actually won.

During yesterday's halftime report, I vaguely covered the details of why last night's win was major for the city of Atlanta, which so happens to be home sweet home to this loyal Cowboys fan. The team, having only been established for 51 years, has never seen a Super Bowl ring and the one time they were that close wasn't until 1998, but lost to the Denver Broncos. It's been tough for the franchise as well as the fans, but they've finally earned their bragging rights.

Not to mention the final score was 44-21; 44 points in the last very last game they would ever play  in the Georgia Dome, which is the city's legendary landmark, to honor the 44th President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama. Not sure if that was the goal going in, but it sounds good, so I'm sticking to it. 

The Super Bowl prediction made here on the Sky Box Suite was - as far as who the last 2 teams standing would be - is exactly as I called it. Atlanta Falcons will meet with the New England Patriots in Houston, TX in biggest competition in American professional sports, Super Bowl LI. Although it might be a little bias (even though I try really hard not to be) I definitely see it for the Falcons; as long as they keep the same momentum they had last night and remain healthy in the meantime, there's no reason they can't dominate against Patriots. The pressures weighing in, but aside from simply wanting them to win and knowing they deserve to win, I honestly believing they have what it takes to finally bring the city a championship.

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Ps-And shoutout to the genius who designed this utmost iconic collage via Bleacher Report: 

Dallas Cowboys Walk Away with a 34-31 L Against Green Bay Packers

Well folks...looks like the Dallas Cowboys will not see a Super Bowl anytime soon as they walk away from AT&T stadium with a 34-31 loss against the Green Bay Packers. While it's an upset for the fans just as much as the players, the boys played exceptionally well, despite their rough start, making an astonishing 15-pt comeback in the 4th quarter. Thankfully, this wasn't a blowout game and the rookies were able to stand their ground throughout and accept their 'L' with poise.

So now that Elliot and Prescott know what it's like to somewhat play in the big leagues, the pressure is on. I-personally-have even higher expectations going into next season, because rebuilding process (that we've been in for what feels like forever) seems to be progressing in a very positive direction and I'm excited what year #2 looks like for the rookies. 

At this present moment, the Steelers and the Chiefs meet in Kansas City for an AFC west vs. north match up. There's so much promise in the hands of Kansas City's QB Alex Smith and RB Spencer Ware. Both teams have pretty close regular season records, Steelers ending at 11-5 and Chiefs at 12-4. Steelers have only had one or two remarkable games, one being against Kansas City in week 8, which may actually work in their favor tonight. In their 30-12 win against Miami Dolphins during Wild Card weekend in Pittsburgh, we all witnessed the power of 3 with QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Antonio Brown, and RB Le'veon Bell, who missed out the last 2 winters the Steelers played in playoff games. 

So who will claim the titles for the NFC/AFC Championships next weekend and be on their merry way to Houston February 5th? I'm pulling for Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots As far as who I believe will be in Super Bowl LI champs, I just don't know, because I'm still mourning an incredible loss. (lol although I'm not really laughing)

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