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New England: haters gunna hate

I had a very difficult time deciding which team to pick to win this year's Super Bowl. I could care less for either. But as I was about to drink my coffee I ordered on Saturday, I noticed the sticker over the opening was a football with the No. 1...

I had a very difficult time deciding which team to pick to win this year’s Super Bowl. I could care less for either.
But as I was about to drink my coffee I ordered on Saturday, I noticed the sticker over the opening was a football with the No. 12 in the center. First thing that came to mind was New England quarterback Tom Brady, who wears No. 12.
And my coffee sticker is probably right. Brady is a champion in the postseason and is the all-time leading passer in career playoff yards (7,017), touchdowns (49), completions (646) and attempts (1,035). Not to mention his 20 postseason wins and sixth Super Bowl appearance are more than any other quarterback. The Brady-Bill Belichick combo is definitely a lethal one and without Patriots slaying quarterback Eli Manning there to potentially stop the team a third time, New England should be hoisting the Lombardi trophy by the end of the night.
Say what you want about “Deflategate,” but if anything, the Patriots vs. the World mentality will definitely fuel the team to perform above and beyond its already high expectations.
While Brady has numerous offensive weapons through the air and on the ground, his favorite target will be a tough one to beat. Rob Gronkowski, who was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year on Saturday, has made a miraculous return to the sport after his ACL injury and poses as a real threat to Seattle’s defense. Gronk has caught 82 passes for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Though I’m picking the Patriots, this isn’t going to be as easy of a win as it was against Indianapolis. The Seahawks proved they could make a comeback against Green Bay and with that said, I’m predicting New England will slightly edge Seattle 24-20.

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