With this weekend's championship games approaching us, I think you have to start by congratulating the New York Giants and the San Diego Chargers for defying the odds. No one figured they had a chance to beat the #1 seeded Cowboys and the #2 seeded Colts. With that said I am prepared to see some inspired football this weekend not just by these two teams but by all four. Focusing on the NFC title game, the Giants and the Packers have a lot to play for. When you talk about the Green Bay Packers it always starts with Brett Favre. Unlike in years past, though, the talk doesn't end there. The big story I feel you need to focus on is the emergence of all of the young talent. With that said, Brett has looked like the player of the past, having fun, laughing and joking again. Boy what winning can do for the confidence of a team. Secondly the Giants are on a roll right now winning nine straight road game. Eli is playing with confidence, the defense is creating turnovers, special teams are doing a great job with field position and not giving up big plays. Steve Spagnuolo has the defense in the right spots at the right time. You can't help but notice the pressure the front 4 is putting on opposing QBs and the play of the LBs. The front seven seems to have continued to improve each week. I look forward to the game despite the weather conditions. Weather will only be a factor for the losing team. The elements will affect each team the same throughout the game. The winner will be numb to the cold, looking to celebrate on the field regardless of the conditions. The losing team will want to get back to the locker room as quickly as possible.