Oddly enough, since Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana in last November’s election, neither team has lost a home game. Coincidence?
With a win this weekend (Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS and the ‘Hawks head to the Georgia Dome to face the Falcons on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. on FOX) and then a win in the conference championship next weekend, these two teams would battle in New Orleans in Super Bowl XLVII.
OK, as Ella Peterson of PolicyMic.com points out, major changes with marijuana recreational measures haven’t happened yet. Moreover, the ‘Hawks won every game at CenturyLink Field in the 2012 season and lost their last contest in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins. In addition, the Broncos finished 7-1 at home and haven’t lost a game since Week 5 on the road against the New England Patriots (12-4).
However, this is still an interesting storyline for those who enjoy the lighter side of sports and the NFL.
Eight teams remain and will battle in the divisional round to advance to the championship round of the 2013 NFL Playoffs. The other two games this weekend will be the Green Bay Packers (12-5) at San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) at 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening on FOX and the Houston Texans (13-4) at New England Patriots (12-4) at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on CBS.
There are a total of 16 possible matchups (see below) for Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013.
vs. (Week 6 Rematch)
vs. (Matchup of First-Round QBs From 2008 Draft Class)
vs. (Week 2 Rematch)
vs. (Harbaugh Bowl)
Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the AFC South and NFC West Lead Writer and the Founder, CEO of GridironGrit.com. He’s also about to start reporting on topics across all sides of the political spectrum and analyze important issues in the liberty movement for a political website. Follow him @_MichaelGartman on Twitter.