Welcome to Super Bowl XLIX. The Patriots and Seahawks are ready to fight for the Championship in Arizona. Everything has come down to this one game, both for these two franchises and our panel of experts. With odds makers not making either team favored, it’s pretty much a pick the winner scenario. That caused a split in our panel in choosing whether the unstoppable force in New England’s offense or the immovable object in Seattle’s defense will emerge victorious.
There’s also a disagreement as to how high-scoring the game will be, though the passing attack is thought to give way somewhat with Marshawn Lynch and LeGarrette Blount giving an explosive element on the ground. And for the Super Bowl, in such a quarterback driven league, only one pick set has a quarterback as the game’s MVP.
Scoring will be largely as before, with the addition of choosing the game’s MVP. Furthermore, ALL POINTS WILL BE DOUBLED! In addition, in the event of a tie, we’ll also be guessing the length of the game’s longest drive, in minutes and seconds.
- Successfully picking the winner of each game is worth four points.
- Picking the total number of touchdowns scored by both teams COMBINED in each game is worth two points if guessed to within one, or four points if guessed exactly right.
- Picking the MVP of the game is worth two points.
- Picking the total number of yards thrown in each game by WHICHEVER quarterback throws the most is worth two points if guessed to within 50, or four points if guessed to within 10, or ten points if guessed exactly right.
- Guessing the length of the game’s longest drive, IN MINUTES AND SECONDS, is for tiebreaking purposes only.
So with that out of the way, pick sets are below. And be sure to come back post-game for the final results. Continue reading 2014-2015 NFL Expert Picks: Super Bowl »