Originally Posted by Ness
Depends who you ask. I've heard some players say otherwise. Russell Wilson was on a podcast the other day mentioning that after a while, when you're playing, it just feels like another game (in reference to his win over Washington). And that's the reality of the situation. It's just another game. The physical aspect is the same. If you want to talk mentality that is going to be different per player. It would be a lot more difficult to win in New England than in Atlanta. And the 49ers had pressure to win against the Patriots as they had lost to the Rams the previous week and were in danger of losing the division to the Seahawks.
Did you find that point spread information regarding the Packers?
I read it somewhere...
And playoff football, where every team is good, it comes down to more so the mental aspects than the physical. And pressure can be a snake-charmer to the physical. We'll just agree to disagree because your not going to convince me a regular season game has more at stake than a conference championship game. Or is a bigger test. The Falcons were the best team in the NFC this year. There's something to be said in beating a team like that, on the road, for a chance to play in a Super Bowl that trumps anything playing the Pats, at home, in December can bring to the table.