It's the NFL's Championship weekend!

There's just one more hurdle for fourth teams to make arguably the most momentous sporting spectacle on Earth - the Super Bowl!

Upstarts Jacksonville Jaguars have gone from perennial losers to potential Super Bowl winners in just one season.

The New England Patriots are still the team to beat, although there's talk of a franchise-destroying rift growing in the five-time Super Bowl-winning back office.

The Philadelphia Eagles are hanging on by a thread after losing franchise quarterback Carson Wentz and the Minnesota Vikings have sailed in under the radar quietly putting teams to the sword and taking the dark horse spot.

Find out what a selection of Wiltshire's own amateur American Football club - Swindon Storm - think will happen this weekend.

They're recruiting players ages 13+ for the full contact youth team, ages 16+ guys and girls for the non-contact flag squad and ages 18+ for the seniors.

The youth and flag teams train every Saturday mornings at Buckhurst fields (behind New College) SN3 3AH from 10am.

The club supplies all equipment and no experience is needed.

The senior squad are also holding tryouts at Supermarine FC's superb indoor Swindome. Join in on Sunday, February 11 starting at 2.30pm for a no obligation taster.

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Jesse Januszkiewicz, senior team special teams player

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Jesse Januszkiewicz

New England Patriots 24 - 9 Jacksonville Jaguars

The 'Jags have been good all season at stopping the pass, and as much as I want them to beat the’s still Brady, and his offensive backfield was on fire against the Titans.

Philadelphia Eagles 7 - 21 Minnesota Vikings

The Eagles have come so far, but they’re next to nothing without Wentz. Vikings will invade Philadelphia and take the win

Abraham Day, senior team defensive back

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Abraham Day

New England Patriots 17 - 6 Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars defence will stop the Patriots throughout the game. However, the experience and talent on the Patriots' offence will put just enough points on the board to secure a win.

Minnesota Vikings 33-28 Philadelphia Eagles

A high-scoring game will be likely to end in a Vikings win. If Wentz had been starting for the Eagles it would have been a different story.

Rob Elver, senior team defensive back

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Rob Elver

Jacksonville Jaguars 24-21 New England Patriots  

The 'Jags to beat the 'Pats on the back of their defensive front and secondary, sealing the game with a pick six.

Minnesota Vikings 31-17 Philadelphia Eagles

The Vikings will take down the Eagles. Even though the defences are evenly matched, the edge on offence just goes to the Vikings.

Brad Duff, Swindon Storm Youth team QB

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Brad Duff

Jacksonville Jaguars 14 – 17 New England Patriots 

Even as a Patriots fan, I think this will be a close game.

The Jags' defence, starring corners AJ Bouye and Jalen Ramsey, should be able to keep the Rob Gronkowski out of the end zone, yet Chris Hogan will get some points on the board, as well as running back Dion Lewis.

Blake Bortles, who has proven himself a threat on the ground and in the air, will find Marquise Lee for six, with the Jags’ next touchdown on the ground from potential-Rookie of the Year Leonard Fournette.

Minnesota Vikings 24 – 10 Philadelphia Eagles 

Although he has performed better than expected over the last few weeks, I just don’t think that back-up Nick Foles will be able to perform against the Minnesota defence, not to mention the Vikings' Case Keenum-Adam Thielen partnership will tear through the Eagles defence, supported by Latavius Murray and Stefon Diggs.

Julian (Juice) Myles, senior team defensive line

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Julian Myles

New England Patriots  24-14 Jacksonville Jaguars

Patriots overcome the Jags defence in the fourth quarter as Bortles fails to hit his targets (I hope I am wrong!)

Philadelphia Eagles 10-17 Minnesota Vikings

Both defences keep things close but the Jags have the superior offence to win this close match-up.