Who’s going to the Super Bowl? Check out my predictions below.
GREEN BAY (4) VS ATLANTA (2)
We are in for a huge blessing of a game. Offensively, Aaron Rodgers is playing at a level that is simply amazing. After an early struggle to to the season, Rodgers is now throwing with tremendous strength and accuracy. Despite not having Jordy Nelson, he has made his other receivers look great. Davante Adams and Randall Cobb both must play at their best to give this Packers offense a chance. Ty Montgomery has transitioned well into a running back and that’s how the Packers offense can succeed: a balanced attack. The Pack have given Rodgers some strong protection and they have to do so in order to give themselves a legitimate chance to score. And I expect a lot of points.
But the Falcons are no slouch either. Their historically amazing offense features Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and a great tandem of Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman. What makes this Falcons offense so much more dangerous is the emergence of Mohamed Sanu as a reliable second option. Additionally for the Falcons, they will have the benefit of playing at home, giving both sides of the ball the best opportunities to call out plays. The Falcons have that cloud of past failures over them. This team is the best team the Falcons have ever assembled. Can they finally get to the Super Bowl?
This will be an offensive show. Both teams are playing extremely well and it couple come down to which team scores last.
FALCONS WIN 42-37
PITTSBURGH (3) VS NEW ENGLAND (1)
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking real good. Can they make it back to the Super Bowl? The team features the most dangerous trio in the league: Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. All three have excelled this postseason and they will face a tough task against a veteran Patriots team. What is difficult for the Steelers is that they are not as efficient on the road. The Steelers need to be wary of the mistakes because early turnovers could put this game out of reach for them against Tom Brady.
Brady is looking to make his seventh Super Bowl appearance and he’s working with a team that is consistently good despite not having any big names. Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount both will be huge for the Patriots to slow down the pace of the game and control the clock. Look for Chris Hogan and Julian Edelman to be the big cogs making the big plays on offense. Defensively, the Patriots still remain pretty solid, giving up the fewest points in the league this season. That defense will be up for a big challenge.
I expect this to be a tight game that could come down to the wire. Ultimately, it looks like Teflon Tom will be back in the Super Bowl again.
PATRIOTS WIN 24-20