Five Reasons Why the NFC Will Win Super Bowl 52
Sizing up the always-changing big picture that is the NFC East …https://t.co/WgVnXLPFEb— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) 29 de noviembre de 2017
- Date: February 4, 2018
- Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Network: NBC
NFC Playoff Picture (Week 13)
- 1-Philadelphia Eagles
- 2-Minnesota Vikings
- 3-Los Angeles Rams
- 4-New Orleans Saints
- 5-Carolina Panthers
- 6-Atlanta Falcons
1. Philadelphia EaglesFirst and foremost, the Eagles (10-1 SU, 9-2 ATS) are the only team with one loss in the entire NFL. The Birds clearly have a franchise signal-caller in second-year quarterback Carson Wentz and that means they’ll definitely have a chance to win it all, not only this season but for years to come! Philadelphia is ranked first in scoring (31.9 ppg) and that would be more than enough of a reason to pick them to win it all, but hey, since we’re going there, let’s go all the way. The Birds are also ranked a stupendous third in points allowed (17.4 ppg) and they have a very nice mix of veterans with guys like Malcolm Jenkins, LeGarrette Blount, Chris Long and Alshon Jeffrey and youth with Wentz, Jay Ajayi, and Corey Clement. Make no mistake about it, the Eagles are reason No. 1 right now why an NFC team could win Super Bowl 52!
2. Minnesota VikingsThe Vikings have a no-nonsense head coach that has plenty of experience in NFL ‘lifer’ Mike Zimmer, a veteran quarterback that is playing his best football ever in Case Keenum, a gifted wide receiver in Adam Thielen and one of the league’s best defenses. Minnesota is ranked eighth in scoring (24.6 ppg) and fifth in points allowed (17.7 ppg), plus they’ve got plenty of motivation to reach heights they haven’t seen in decades. Right now, Minnesota looks like they could beat any team in Super Bowl 52.
3. New Orleans SaintsNot only do the Saints (8-3 SU, 7-4 ATS) have a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Drew Brees that is still playing at a very high level, having completed an insane 71.3 percent of his passes for 3,029 yards with 16 touchdowns and just five interceptions, but now, New Orleans has a wealth of gifted young defensive players that are making a difference. The Saints are ranked fourth in scoring (29.3 ppg) and a very respectable 12th in points allowed (20.2 ppg). Veteran running back Mark Ingram is now a legitimate workhorse and the saints have a pair of young cornerbacks that have stardom written all over them.
4. Carolina PanthersWhether you love Cam Newton or don’t like his chest-thumping and look-at-me style very much, there’s no denying that the Carolina Panthers (8-3 SU, 7-4 ATS) superstar is a handful for any defense to handle with his unique blend of size, speed, and power. Combine that with a future star in RB Christian McCaffrey, another gifted performer in wide receiver Devin Funchess and a defense that is as good as anyone’s and it’s easy to see why Carolina reached the Super Bowl two years ago and why they could very well upset the entire apple cart this season.
5. Los Angeles RamsThe Rams (8-3 SU, 7-4 ATS) have gone from a laughingstock under former head coach Jeff Fisher to a now, dangerous team with a future as bright as any team in the league under first-year head coach Sean McVay! L.A. has a young quarterback in Jared Goff that suddenly looks more than worthy of his No. 1 overall pick status from a year ago and let’s not forget that it wasn’t very long ago that we all had running back Todd Gurley pegged for superstardom. Throw in some very good and clearly underrated wide receivers in the speedy Robert Woods and sure-handed Cooper Kupp and a superstar on defense in Aaron Donald and you have the makings of a team that is now literally, quite scary as they rank second in scoring (29.9 ppg) and seventh in points allowed (18.7 ppg). I won’t even get into the Seattle Seahawks (7-4 SU, 4-6-1 ATS) and Atlanta Falcons (7-4 SU, 5-6 ATS), two teams that also have Super Bowl potential – and experience – since I had to stop at five reasons, but you get the idea. The AFC, including Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, could very well end up on the losing side of Super Bowl 52!
Recent Super Bowl History (Last 10 Match-Ups)
- SB51: New England Patriots 34 – Atlanta Falcons 28 (OT), NRG Stadium.
- SB50: Denver Broncos 24 – Carolina Panthers 10, Levi’s Stadium.
- SB49: New England Patriots 28 – Seattle Seahawks 24, University of Phoenix Stadium.
- SB48: Seattle Seahawks 43 – Denver Broncos 8, MetLife Stadium.
- SB47: Baltimore Ravens 34 – San Francisco 49ers 31, Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
- SB46: New York Giants 21 – New England Patriots 17, Lucas Oil Stadium.
- SB45: Green Bay Packers 31 – Pittsburgh Steelers 25, Cowboys Stadium.
- SB44: New Orleans Saints 31 – Indianapolis Colts 17, Sun Life Stadium.
- SB43: Pittsburgh Steelers 27 – Arizona Cardinals 23, Raymond James Stadium.
- SB42: New York Giants 17 – New England Patriots 14, University of Phoenix Stadium.