Michael Wilbon says Sunday's game 'is the NFC Title game'

On ESPN 980's 'The Tony Kornheiser Show' the host's former Washington Post co-worker and current 'Pardon the Interruption' co-host Michael Wilbon was asked about his opinions for Sunday's wild card game between the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks. In that interview, Wilbon said that the winner of this game could very well represent the NFC in the Super Bowl in New Orleans:

"Tony, this is the NFC title game," Wilbon said. "These are the two best teams in the NFC. With all due respect to the 49ers and Atlanta, THESE are the two best teams in the NFC. They're the hottest teams, and I think they're the best teams. They're both having magical seasons...I could see the winner of this game winning the NFC, representing the NFC in the Super Bowl. I think the winner will beat Atlanta.

The facts show that Wilbon may have a point. Four of the last five NFC champions did not win more than 10 games in the regular season and did not get the first round bye, including the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants the last two seasons.

Despite that, Wilbon does think that the Seahawks have the advantage over the Redskins. Wilbon says that the main reasons is because the Seahawks are healthier than the Redskins:

"I think Seattle's a little better team, because they've been at this a little bit longer... So whatever advantage the Redskins have for playing at home I think is sort of negated by Seattle being a little bit stronger and healthier.

Right now both the Redskins and the Seahawks are the fourth and fifth most likely teams to win the Super Bowl according to Bovada. Sunday's game will be at FedEx Field and will kickoff at 4:30 p.m. with television coverage on Fox.

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