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It’s officially Super Bowl week! The Super Bowl is the most-watched sporting event in the U.S. each year. In the couple of weeks between the AFC and NFC championships and the Super Bowl, guesses on who might win the big game make for super fun conversations with your friends. Sports commentators also weigh in with their predictions, which can really make the wait for the Super Bowl exciting.
Before you sit down to watch the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday, February 3, check out these predictions on who will win from four nationally trusted sources.
Eight ESPN experts have weighed in on who they think will win this year’s Super Bowl. Three of the eight experts selected the Rams, and five think the Patriots will take home the trophy. The throughline among the experts choosing the Patriots is that Tom Brady, the team’s quarterback (who is widely considered to be among the all-time best quarterbacks), will carry the team to victory.
Sporting News: Patriots
Sporting News surveyed five football experts on their Super Bowl predictions. One chose the Rams, and four chose the Patriots. In addition to citing Brady’s quarterback prowess, the pro-Patriots experts consistently mention that Patriots coach Bill Belichick is a force to be reckoned with.
Bleacher Report: Patriots
Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox ran an article late last week predicting a win for the Patriots, 33-27 against the Rams. Knox mentions Belichick’s coaching focus on offense and the Rams’ regular-season defense vulnerabilities as among the many factors that will combine to give the Patriots the win.
In SB Nation’s list of five premature Super Bowl predictions, one stands out far more strongly than the other four: “Tom Brady ends it with a game-winning drive,” say list authors Charles R. McDonald, Christian D’Andrea, and Adam Stites. “It’s the easiest Patriots prediction,” they continue, “because it seems to happen every dang time.”
The Super Bowl takes place on Sunday, February 3, at 6:30pm EST. Watch it on CBS or stream the game on CBSSports.com, the CBS Sports app, or CBS All Access. Let us know who you think will win in the comments!