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Mon Feb 3, 2014, 03:05 PM

Who will be in Super Bowl 49?

Last edited Mon Feb 3, 2014, 11:23 PM - Edit history (1)

Who do you predict will be in the next Super Bowl? If this thread generates enough interest, it is my intention to repost it the week prior to Super Bowl 49.

My prediction: The second ever repeat: Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos.


FWIW, at the end of Super Bowl 47 I predicted Seattle and Denver to be in Super Bowl 48 but that prediction was made only among friends. This time, I want to be scoffed at by more than just my friends.

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Reply Who will be in Super Bowl 49? (Original post)
chknltl Feb 2014 OP
fishwax Feb 2014 #1
chknltl Feb 2014 #2
geek tragedy Feb 2014 #3
Boom Sound 416 Mar 2014 #4
jim601 Mar 2014 #5
JonLP24 May 2014 #6
Darkhawk32 Jun 2014 #7
jmowreader Jul 2014 #8

Response to chknltl (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2014, 05:26 PM

1. I was going to pick a rematch as well

The Broncos had a real tough year with injuries, so they should get some defensive help back next year as well as one of the best offensive lineman in the game in Ryan Clady, who missed this entire year. Last night was a disaster for my Broncos, but I still like the way things look for next year.

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Response to fishwax (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 3, 2014, 11:17 PM

2. You know that the odds are against us.

So far, 16 teams have made it to back to back Super Bowls, but both teams making it back has happened only once before. (Super Bowls 27 and 28 with Dallas beating Buffalo both times.)

I am in agreement with you about the Broncos. They were imo, by far the best in the AFC West and that conference, (well except for Oakland), was mighty impressive. If Manning stays healthy next year (and I see no real reason he won't-he hardly ever got sacked last season), I look to see him lead the Broncos back to the Super Bowl.

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2014, 10:02 AM

3. Too early to know for sure (draft/trades/free agency) but I'll bet against the Broncos

returning. Soft, weak team that won't be able to recover from this humilitation. They're gonna bust their ass during the regular season knowing they can't win the superbowl with their current QB? Nah.

Given recent history, Baltimore, Pittsburgh or New England would be the likely replacement. Depending on personnel moves and injuries.

Seattle and San Francisco are clearly the two best teams in the NFC, it all depends on which gets lucky or better.

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Thu Mar 20, 2014, 06:17 PM

4. Toss up in the NFC

Hawks or 9ers

Afc: I like the chiefs or bengals (as the non-favorites)

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Sat Mar 22, 2014, 06:26 PM

5. Rematch

 

It could be a rematch. Other possibilities are New England, San Francisco.

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Mon May 19, 2014, 02:08 AM

6. So many possibilities

NFC West will be a bloodbath with San Francisco, Arizona, Seattle, and an improved Rams team. Any of those 3 or maybe 4 could make it though losing Karlos Dansby really hurts Arizona.

NFC South is tough with New Orleans and Carolina.

Green Bay is always dangerous with Aaron Rodgers.

Houston and Atlanta could return to being playoff teams this season.

AFC - New England is always in the mix until hopefully and finally eliminated.

Talented and up and coming teams in the AFC Cincinnati (w/ a terrific D), Indianapolis, and Kansas City could do it.

There are also teams that while recently they're bad turn a corner. Maybe a team like Buffalo is that team.

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Sun Jun 15, 2014, 01:35 PM

7. Giants (yes, I'm biased) vs. Patriots part Trois!!

I know, I know.

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 04:33 AM

8. Seahawks vs. Patriots

And once again, defense will beat offense.

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