NFL Conference Championship Weekend 2014: A guide for unaffiliated fans

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Oct 7, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) shakes hands with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) following the game at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

If, like me, your preferred NFL team was essentially eliminated from Super Bowl contention during the first week of the regular season, you’re probably conflicted about Sunday’s games. You want to watch football — hell, you need to watch football — but none of the remaining teams are teams you care about (or even find tolerable).

Can you just watch the games without cheering for any of the teams, simply enjoying the artistry of well-played and competitive contests? Hell no.

Watching football requires borderline-psychotic passion, which is why we’ve decided to bring all you unaffiliated fans a helpful guide for choosing which teams to root for on Sunday.

There will be pros and cons assigned, ridiculous arguments presented, and broad-stroke generalizations intended to irk sensitive fan bases made.

Enjoy the games!

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