There is no greater pairing than beer and football. It's a fantastic combination, like peanut butter and jelly, or Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks and abstaining from pre-marital sex.
But we digress -- this is all about pairing playoff teams and a beer from their city. And while the beers we've chosen are brewed in the same city (or suburbs) of your team, it's not necessarily the best beer in that city. It is, however, a beer that reflects the team's playoff prospects, or their fan base, or the fact that Russell Wilson is a virgin. Sorry, it still doesn't make sense no matter how many times we type it.
(Editor's Note: The National Football League and the teams mentioned here are in no way affiliated with any of the beer brands mentioned, and were not involved in the creation of this article. We did not receive express written consent for any of this.)
Their beer: North Mountain Brewing CardinAle Red
Since this story is all about choosing unofficial beers for teams, how could we not choose a 5.5% ABV "hoppy red" that North Mountain already named "the Officially Unaffiliated Beer of the Arizona Cardinals." It's like they're doing our job for us! Thanks, guys. And how grateful must the Cardinals be that the earliest they'd have to play the Seahawks is the conference championship? The answer: as grateful as Larry Fitzgerald is that getting an education at the University of Phoenix provides him with the flexibility to finish his college degree online. The money they pay him to say that is probably nice too.