My Super Bowl Pick: New England Patriots
Super Bowl is here this afternoon. There are a few guarantees… I’ll make a couple inapporirate comments, make some great food and eat way too much of it and enjoy the final bite of the football sandwich (Shouts to Big Cat). The day of the Super Bowl is always enjoyable no matter if the game sucked because you remember the time with your friends when you can turn off your brain and just watch the game. We all need that right now despite what people tell you on social media. Here’s why I’m taking New England Patriots…
LaGarrette Blount vs. Atlanta Defense – In the coming years, Atlanta Falcons are going to be a very mean defense. They’re young and quietly good but they’re also very small. This is bad news bears with LaGarrette Blount in the backfield. Patriots use Blount when the time is right, and this will be one of those games. Blount is my sneaky MVP pick if the National Football League doesn’t want to give it to Tom Brady.
Grandmaster Hoodie versus Dan Quinn – There’s a stat out there that only three coaches have beat Bill Belichick on the first time around. Quinn is a good coach, but Belichick is going to find ways to exploit their defense as well as shut down their passing game. I do feel there’s some truth to Patriots not playing anyone this season, but at the same time, Quinn needs to pitch a perfect a game out there. That’s a tall task, but it’s what it will take to beat Patriots.
Patriots Front Seven – No one, and I mean no one talks about Patriots rush defense. It’s really good. Unlike their secondary that I think is a little overrated, these guys are probably the most underrated part of New England. AFC Champions shut down some of the better runners in the league, and I don’t think it will be any different this evening. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are an explosive duo, but Patriots defense has the tools to shut them down.
For those reasons, I’m riding with Patriots winning 34-28. This game will be close, but not as close as the score appears because Falcons will get a late score to bring it closer than it actually was. Tom Brady will have a big game, and the awkwardness on the stage will happen after the game. It’s going to be the best.