NFL Network Expert Super Bowl Picks & Predictions

Posted by Eric Williams on Friday,February 3, 2017 10:15, EDT in

If you’re looking for some Super Bowl 51 predictions from as many experts as you possibly can, then you’re going to enjoy this look at the fun-filled Super Bowl 51 predictions from a handful of NFL Network NFL analysts.

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NFL Network Expert Super Bowl Picks & Predictions

 

 

Jeffri Chadiha

New England Patriots 31, Atlanta Falcons 27

Why the Patriots will win: As much as people talk about Atlanta’s offense, the New England Patriots did rank third in the league in scoring at 27.6 points per game. That explosiveness and New England’s experience on this stage will be problematic for the Falcons.

MVP: Tom Brady

Bold prediction: Julio Jones won’t be the difference maker in this game that people suspect. Bill Belichick loves to take away an opponent’s strength — and Jones is surely that for Atlanta.

Steve Mariucci

New England Patriots 31, Atlanta Falcons 27

Why the Patriots will win: This is subject to change, but I’m going with the Patriots right now. I think Tom Brady and Co. will take full advantage of the Falcons’ young defense.

MVP: Tom Brady

Bold prediction: Brady rushes for a touchdown.

Shaun O’Hara

Atlanta Falcons 27, New England Patriots 24

Why the Falcons will win: Tevin Coleman will be the deciding factor with a game-changing play.

MVP: Matt Ryan

Bold prediction: There will be zero turnovers.

Gregg Rosenthal

Why the Patriots will win: In a game with long drives, few possessions and even fewer stops, the Patriots defense’s ability to force field goals in the red zone will be the difference.

MVP: Tom Brady

Bold prediction: Dion Lewis will lead the Patriots in receiving with more than 100 yards.

Charley Casserly

New England Patriots 24, Atlanta Falcons 21

Why the Patriots will win: New England’s defense takes away the big plays from Julio Jones and contains the running of Devonta Freeman.

MVP: Tom Brady

Bold prediction: Julian Edelman comes up big.

Reggie Wayne

Atlanta Falcons 31, New England Patriots 27

Why the Falcons will win: Though both defenses have played well throughout the playoffs, I believe this is going to be an offensive showcase. We’re going to see numerous big plays downfield from both quarterbacks, but Matt Ryan is going to be just a tad better than Tom Brady.

MVP: Matt Ryan

Bold prediction: Julio Jones will have 150 receiving yards.

Maurice Jones-Drew

New England Patriots 35, Atlanta Falcons 31

Why the Patriots will win: Ultimately, Tom Brady will have the ball last.

MVP: Tom Brady

Bold prediction: Austin Hooper has three TDs.

 

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Heath Evans

New England Patriots 38, Atlanta Falcons 27

Why the Patriots will win: It’s possible that Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ offense score 30-plus points Sunday, but you better believe Tom Brady and Pats’ offense will match Atlanta’s production. Both offenses are very good, but the biggest difference in this game is the defenses. New England’s D played well all season long. And although the Falcons’ young unit has played well of late, it has too many holes to keep up with the Pats.

MVP: Tom Brady

Bold prediction: Malcolm Butler wins it again with a last-second INT.