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Super Bowl XLVI Predictions

March 18, 2016
When the New England Patriots take the field on Sunday, they will look to continue Boston’s trend of success this year. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup and the Cannons won the Steinfeld Cup – will the Patriots bring home the Lombardi Trophy?

The red-hot New York Giants carry a five-game winning streak into Indianapolis. Both teams will look to air out the ball, as the Patriots and Giants finished 2 nd and 5 th, respectively, in passing offense. On paper, it looks like both teams could have success doing so, as they finished 31 st and 29 th, respectively, in passing defense.

Both teams are evenly matched on paper, but statistics do not usually determine the game. With Super Bowl XLVI approaching fast, we asked for predictions from a group of people who know what it takes to win a championship:

Player

Predicted Winner

Score

Paul Rabil

New England Patriots

35-21

Bill Daye

New York Giants

30-28

Steve Duffy

New England Patriots

31-28

Mitch Belisle

New York Giants

24-21

JJ Morrissey

New England Patriots

34-25

Kevin Buchanan

New England Patriots

31-17

Jordan Burke

New England Patriots

27-21

Jon Hayes

New England Patriots

28-17

Kevin Gould

New England Patriots

35-21

Patrick Gaffney

New England Patriots

34-21

Sean Murphy

New England Patriots

34-24

Coach Marmiani

New England Patriots

38-24

Jake Beebe

New England Patriots

28-14

Most Cannons are confident in the home team, and all expect a relatively high-scoring game. Players also gave their “ bold predictions.”

JJ Morrissey and Kevin Gould predict three touchdowns from tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, respectively. Jordan Burke predicts two touchdowns for wide receiver Wes Welker. Paul Rabil, a huge Patriots’ fan, predicts that Super Bowl XXXVI and XXXVIII MVP Tom Brady will throw for 320 yards and three touchdowns (two of them to Gronkowski). Coach Steve Duffy expects Tom Brady to avenge his poor performance in the AFC Championship on the way to a Patriots’ victory.

Which Cannons player do you think has it right? Post your own Super Bowl XLVI score predictions, “bold” predictions, and MVP predictions as a comment below!