Super Bowl 49 FanSided Staff Writer Predictions

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Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter during the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Valerio | Staff Writer | Super Bowl Pick: New England Patriots

I believe that these two teams come in almost evenly matched. Everyone knows how good the defense of Seattle is but the Patriots defense will come in playing very well too. The task for the Pats will be slowing down Lynch and limiting him as much as possible.

They need to force Wilson to throw against the Pats solid secondary. The Pats will also need to keep Brady upright which they have done well all season long. I think Seattle’s pass rush isn’t as strong as it was last season as Brady should be able to move the ball downfield.

I also think with two weeks of planning, Belichick can come up with a gameplan to slow down Lynch. This game will be a close one, but I think a motivated Patriots team comes in and wins Super Bowl 49, 17-14.

Hopefully next year the Giants can be a part of the big game!

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