Sunday, January 28, 2018
NFL Super Bowl LII Prediction: 2018
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I have been predicting the games all season long. My regular season record did okay, with a 2-1 victory margin on my part (169-87). Predictions for the playoffs were not as good, with me batting an even .500 (5-5).
The tie-breaker for me will be the Super Bowl, and to be honest, I have been really wrestling with this all season long. In the deepest corner of my soul I knew from the start (even with the bad game out the gate) that the New England Patriots were going to go all the way . . . not just because they are the better team, but because Tom Brady is bound and determined to prove to everyone that his 40-year-old body has not been hampered by age, and that he is the greatest quarterback in the history of the game.
You may ask, "Gosh, Doug, why have you been wrestling with that? What do you mean 'the deepest corner of your soul'?"
New England ranks among the teams I hate the most because I am a Raiders fan (It's right up there with the Chargers, Chiefs, Broncos, and Buccaneers). Tom Terrific has been a historical thorn in our side. But, greatness cannot be denied. Even this Raiders fan is willing to admit that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots deserve yet another Super Bowl win.
That said, I am a huge fan of Derek Carr, quarterback of the Raiders, and with Jon Gruden returning and steering that young man in the right direction, I believe, thanks to the Oakland (soon to be Las Vegas) Raiders, the reign of the Patriots as the best team in the NFL stops after the completion of their decisive victory in Super Bowl LII, 2018.
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm Pacific Time
Super Bowl LII
PHI @ NE: I am afraid this game will be downright ugly, with the Patriots running up the score as the Eagles defense struggles mightily, and Nick Foles fails so bad that he leaves football for good.