For the second straight weekend the NFL Playoffs continue without the Seattle Seahawks http://www.seahawkslockerroom.com/authentic-richard-sherman-jersey , whose season came to an end two weeks ago in Dallas, and this weekend the participants in Super Bowl XLIII will be decided. There should be some fun and entertaining football on Sunday, with the conference championships set to take place late Sunday. The action will kick off first in the cozy confines of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where the New Orleans Saints will host the Los Angeles Rams for the right to represent the NFC when the Super Bowl is played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in two weeks. Both teams bring high powered offenses to the table, as the Rams and Saints are the number two and number three scoring teams in the NFL. When these two teams met in Week 9 they combined to score 80 points with the Saints coming away with a 45-35 victory. Oddsmakers don’t seem to expect quite the same kind of offensive explosion this time around, as the over/under at 56.5 as of late Saturday, but even that would represent an above average scoring game. In the other conference championship it’s the Kansas City Chiefs facing the ever present New England Patriots for the right to represent the AFC. Kansas City has long faced postseason woes, having not won a Super Bowl since the 1969 season. On the flip side, the Patriots have won basically every Super Bowl this millennium. The offenses of both of these teams come in highly ranked as well, with the Chiefs boasting the highest scoring offense in the NFL and Patriots the fourth highest scoring offense in the league. In short, all four of the highest scoring offenses in the league are playing for the conference championship today and not a single one of the four teams in the conference championships has a top three or top five defense. If, however, you are a believer that defense wins championships Kam Chancellor Jersey , then let me present to you the New England Patriots, who enter their showdown with the Chiefs boasting the highest ranked defense in terms of points allowed of the remaining team. Their ranking of seventh in this category comes in ahead of the Saints (14), the Rams (20) and the Chiefs (24). Seven of the top ten scoring defenses made the playoffs in 2018, but the Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts combined to go 3-6, leaving the Patriots as the top remaining scoring defense. If one prefers their defensive rankings to be of the DVOA variety, then there are no top ten teams left and New Orleans (11) is the best defense left. Behind them would be the Pats (16), Rams (19) and the Chiefs (26). As for my thoughts on the games today, my proprietary metrics have the Patriots and Saints advancing to take on one another in Atlanta. Obviously, that’s nothing more than playing the probabilities based on my models J.R. Sweezy Jersey Green , but that’s what the models say, so that’s what I’m going with. Who are you rooting for? The Seattle Seahawks season is over, and John Schneider is off to Mobile to scout at the Senior Bowl, but a handful of Hawks have made the trip to Orlando to take part in the Pro Bowl. But of course, the most important thing going on in Orlando is the skills competition, where Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck are set to face off in a skills competition to finally determine who is the best quarterback to come out of the 2012 NFL Draft. Nine time Pro Bowler, four time First Team All Pro DeMarcus Ware posted the following clip of Wilson warming up for the skills competition, so hopefully Wilson is on his game and represents the Hawks well. Also visible in that clip are running back James Conner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith of the Arizona Cardinals and Eric Ebron of the Indianapolis Colts. Wilson is not the only Seattle player who will be taking part in the Skills Challenge, as linebacker Bobby Wagner is also a member of the NFC squad for the showdown when it takes place Wednesday. However, in spite of taking place Wednesday, it will not be broadcast until Thursday at 9 PM Eastern Time on ESPN.