Thursday, January 31, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII pick: Gold rush
By Kevin Seifert
ESPN's staff of experts make their predictions for Super Bowl XLVII.
I don't pick NFC North games during the regular season or the playoffs, to the chagrin of those who seek more buffoonery than I already provide to be used against me. But the entire ESPN/ESPN.com crew submitted picks for Super Bowl XLVII, so I had little choice but to jump in.
So I didn't apply too much science to this pick. The 49ers looked like a championship team 80 percent of the time I saw them. They had a playmaking physical defense and an offense that is a legitimate dual threat to run and pass. That was good enough for me to think they'll overcome the sentiment surrounding the Baltimore Ravens. The 49ers will win, 28-27. Unless they don't. Or the score is different.