Predicting Super Bowl 51: Who win on Sunday?
By Nick Floyd
As I said before this Sunday will mark just the eighth time the number one offense has faced the number one defense in the big show. Both New England and The Atlanta Falcons have weaknesses that can be exploited if the right game plan is executed.
For the Pats, it is getting into the face of Tom Brady. It goes without saying that he is one of the greatest of all-time and you have to get up and close with him to disrupt his game. But that is easier said than done. Their defense is good, and can make you pay, but can be taken advantage of at the same time. They can make mistakes, the key is getting them to, because whether it is a high scoring game or a low scoring game, New England can keep up.
The Falcons have a weak defense, yes they get in your face but they also can be over opportunistic and give up the long play from time to time. The offense can also be shut down. If you can take Ryan and Jones out of the picture while limiting the running backs, you can slow down the game, and keep that offense on the sidelines where they need to be in order to win.
This will be one of the best games of the year. The unstoppable offense meets the wall of a defense. It is hard to pick a team, this could be one of those games we want to watch forever. However a pick must be made, it was the whole point of writing this, and hopefully why you are reading it. Therefore the winner of Super Bowl LI will be….
The New England Patriots.
Sorry Falcons fans, but you have a lot going against you. Number one, Bill Belichick. He is one of the best coaches in the NFL and he has had two weeks to prepare for the offense of the Falcons. Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia is not only the man with the awesome beard and the backwards ball cap, but he knows your offense and he knows how to stop it.
Even if this game were to go into a shootout, I still think New England can go toe to toe with Atlanta when it comes to scoring points. Brady can sit back and pick apart a team with computer like speed that he will find the holes in the Falcon D and he will make you pay. This is a game that could come down to the last play, and if there is one man on the last play of the game you want throwing the ball, it’s Tom Brady.
New England 34 , Atlanta 28
What do you think, Addicts? Am I right on with my prediction or am I crazy? Let us know your predictions in the comments below.
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