Super Bowl 50 Predictions: Pre-Media Day

I normally talk Super Bowl once and never come back to it, but this time, I feel I need to write after Opening Night. Opening Night begins Monday, February 1st, at 8:00pm, and then comes Media Day the next morning. I think that Media Day is always a good time to see and find out how the players and coaches plan to come in to the Super Bowl with in terms of their mindset (don’t get too carried away like Marshawn Lynch, though). Anyways, here are my predictions for Super Bowl 50, pre-Media Day:

The Players

Expect the players of the Carolina Panthers to come out and show their exciting side of themselves. The team is a bunch of party freaks, honestly, because that’s what the season has been like. The Denver Broncos players, on the other hand, know what it is like to face challenges, and they will come laser-focused and ready to go. I think Denver could use their ability to stay calm to their advantage.

The Coaches

Both Broncos Coach Gary Kubiak and Panthers Coach Ron Rivera have been part of a Super Bowl team. Kubiak was a backup QB and Offensive Coordinator for the Broncos during their Super Bowl runs in ’97 and ’98, and Ron Rivera was part of the ’85 Chicago Bears team as a linebacker, and that team may have been the greatest football team ever.

The Game

After Media Day, you can get an even better feel of what the teams want to do in the game, and how they will come out and pursue their goal. So far, if I had to make a prediction based on how I’ve seen these teams play, I would have to go with the Broncos, knowing they’ve come up big in many, many games this year. QBs Cam Newton and Peyton Manning will light up the field, but the Panthers defense, led by CB Josh Norman, won’t be able to stop the receiving core of WRs Demariyus Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, and TE Owen Daniels. Manning gets the MVP, and retires as the GREATEST OF ALL TIME! Final Score: 41-34, Broncos

 

 

Super Bowl XLVIII: How Each Team Can Win

The NFL has probably the best Super Bowl ever coming your way on Feb. 2nd at 6:00pm on FOX. It’s Richard Sherman’s mouth and skills vs. Peyton Manning’s legacy. Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos. Here’s the analysis of how each team can beat each other and help their team get a victory.

How The Seahawks Can Win:

1. Get Marshawn Lynch running hard!

If Marshawn Lynch doesn’t get a running game going on, then the Broncos will have the game in the bag. Lynch needs to get good yards and early. He can’t fall into another slump like he did vs. the 49ers.

2. Sherman and Byron Maxwell Must Limit Receivers

Sherman and Maxwell were key in limiting the amount of throws made by Colin Kaepernick that went towards Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, and to win, they have to do the same by covering Wes Welker and Demariyus Thomas.

3. Russell Wilson Needs To Use Receivers Other Than Jermaine Kearse

The Kearse has worked lately with Hail Mary’s that land in his hands, but he has other receivers. Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Zach Miller are some great targets that he should be using effectively.

If all of these scenarios work in favor of Seattle, they have a 31-20 win over Denver.

How The Broncos Can Win:

1. Manning Cannot Choke In The 4th!!! Again!!!

Manning cannot throw another pick-6 in a Super Bowl. He is 11-13 in regular season games under 40 degrees, and 2-3 in playoff games when under 40 degrees. He cannot choke again.

2. Moreno Needs To Run All Over The Front Line

If Moreno does what he has been doing, he will breeze past the defenders.

If all of these scenarios work in favor of the Broncos, they have 33-19 advantage.

The Winner Is…

THE DENVER BRONCOS, 33-26.

MVP: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos QB

Chargers vs. Broncos, Manning vs. Rivers

Peyton Manning has had many struggles against the Chargers throughout his career. Philip Rivers has always won the best of the best vs. Manning, though in a new chapter of his career, he might end his great struggles. Here’s how well I think Philip and Peyton will matchup.

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos QB

My prediction:

His stats will be amazing, and he’ll end up burning Quintin Jammer and the ‘Bolts secondary.

28-40, 399 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT

Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers QB

My prediction:

He has improved to start the season after having 11 picks throughout the first 6 games of last season. His stats will not be as impressive, and he’ll struggle against this great pass rush led by Von Miller, and a great secondary led by Brian Dawkins, Champ Bailey, and Andrè Goodman.

19-38, 209 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs, 1 FUM

My call:

The great Peyton Manning will win the duel against Philip Rivers and end his struggles. The Broncos will win big 28-10.

Is Tebow-mania Nearing?

Tonight will be the game where the Jets might have to sit Sanchez out, so Tebow will probably be able to play most of this game. Here are my predictions for Tebow, and what he needs to do to help his team beat the powerful Houston Texans.

If I’m the coach of the New York Jets, I’d tell Tebow that he needs to throw moment he finds an open receiver, and not try to run the ball that much. John Fox, the Broncos coach, had told this to Tebow many times, and still Tebow hasn’t found enough success ever since he left the University of Florida. I would only tell Tebow to run if it is play action in the shotgun, and the defense doesn’t seem like they’re going to blitz. Tebow should also set up a lot of screenplays, since he has had lots of success with that play.

My expectations for Tebow (if he were to follow this advice):

Tebow’s stats:

19-20, 228 passing yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, 18 carries, 108 yards, 2 TDs, 0 FUMs

My expectations for Tebow (if he wouldn’t follow this advice):

Tebow’s stats:

8-20, 88 passing yards, 0 TDs, 4 INTs, 20 carries, 80 yards, 1 TD, 1 FUM

I think that if Tebow wants to win, he should follow this advice.

My call: Tebow shall follow this advice given, and Tebowmania survives Arian Foster and Co. in a huge comeback in the 4th quarter. The Jets D might struggle, though Tebow knows how to roll and rally in the 4th. It will be a well-matched game. I would love to see Jets win with final second field goal 24-21.