Super Bowl 49

Here is who is going to win the Super Bowl and why.

Quarterback: Russell Wilson has the chance to win his 2nd title in 3 years, but Tom Brady has the chance to win his 4th title.  Wilson can beat you with his legs as well as his arm.   Brady has the ability to make big plays down the field.  Advantage New England

Running Back:   Marshawn Lynch can go into Beast Mode with big runs.  The Patriots have a backfield by committee, but LeGarrette Blount can have a big game.    Advantage Seattle

Receivers/Tight Ends:   Seattle receivers are not as well-known, but Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin can make the big plays such as in the NFC Championship against Green Bay.   Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, and Brandon Lafell can make the big plays down the field.   Advantage New England

Offensive Line:   New England have to stop Seahawks pass rush up the middle and have given up 21 sacks.   Despite Russell Wilson’s mobility, Seattle has given up 42 sacks.  Advantage New England

Defensive Line: Vince Wilfork has to stop the run and not to get pushed around by the Seahawks OL.    Michael Bennett who led the Seahawks in sacks and along with Cliff Avril has to pressure and hit Tom Brady early and often.   Advantage Seattle

Linebackers:   Rob Ninkovich, Jamie Collins, and Dont’a Hightower can blitz, stop the run and cover receivers.  Bruce Irvin, and Bobby Wagner can do the same thing.   Even

Secondary:  Seattle’s Legion of Boom make the plays and get the headlines.  Brandon  Browner who used to play in Seattle can make the big plays as well as Devin McCourty, and Darrelle Revis is one of the best cornerback of all time.   Even

Special Teams:   New England has scored on two blocked field goals, and a punt return this year.   Seattle used a fake field goal and an on-side kick to beat the Packers.    Julian Edelman can make the big play in the return game.  Stephen Gostkowski and Steven Hauschka can delivered the big field goal in the clutch.   Advantage New England

Coaching:   Pete Carroll has translated his rah-rah style from USC into NFL success in Seattle.  Bill Beilchick was a Bill Parcells disciple and has won three Super Bowls, and can change his game plan to suit the team, but SpyGate and the deflategate scandals could tarnish his legacy.   Even

Intangibles:  Seattle wants to be first repeat Super Bowl since the Patriots in 2004.   Belichick and Brady are in their sixth Super Bowl.   Belichick could tie Chuck Noll with his 4th win, and Brady could tie Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana with his 4th win as well.  Advantage New England

This game will not be blowout like last year, and will be the closest Super Bowl ever.

Final Score

New England 30  Seattle 27

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