Who will win Super Bowl LI?
New England Patriots – Ben Epstein
The New England Patriots will win Super Bowl LI. Bill Belichick has time to prepare for the Falcon’s superb offense and will find a way to at least contain Julio Jones, the best receiver in the NFL. Jones, like nearly every other Falcon, has yet to play under the brightest lights in football. On the other hand, Brady and Belichick are used to this stage—they’re preparing for their seventh Super Bowl together. This experience and superior scheming, as is often the case, will deliver another banner to Foxborough.
New England Patriots – Andrew Slap
Roger Goodell tried his best to tarnish Tom Brady’s legacy, but Brady will prove once and for all he’s the best ever when he delivers New England their fifth Super Bowl. Brady torched a respectable Steelers defense in the AFC Championship; he’ll play even better against a weaker Falcons unit. Matt Ryan and the Falcons top-ranked offense looked unstoppable as well last week against Green Bay, but they won’t put up 40+ points against the league’s best defense. Goodell claims that it’d “be an honor“ to hand Tom Brady the Lombardi trophy, but it’ll just be awkward.
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