|ESPN.com: 2007||[Print without images]|
Quarterback with most passing yards: Tom Brady
This is easy. You have the best passing team in the league with what is sure to be the MVP, and the team you are playing can't even throw up.
Quarterback with most touchdown passes: Tom Brady
Brady has thrown for almost 40 TDs this year and it's not going to change Monday night. The Ravens have no shot at throwing more touchdown passes than the Patriots. I don't care how good people think the Ravens' defense is, Brady can pick apart any defense.
Running back with most yards: Willis McGahee
The Ravens, if they plan on staying in this game, had better run the ball. So I am going to go with McGahee for the most yards rushing.
Running back with most touchdowns: Laurence Maroney
Maroney won't get a lot of yards but he will have more opportunities in close and he can still bang it in. I look for Maroney to have at least one rushing touchdown and a good shot at a second.
Wide receiver with the most receiving yards: Randy Moss
Do I really need to answer that? Moss, Moss and more Moss, especially since he was shut down in the Philadelphia game. Brady will look for Randy early and often. This will be a 100-plus-yard game for Moss.
Most field goals: Matt Stover
The Patriots won't need field goals. Stephen Gostkowski's duties will be extra points. Look for Stover to have more chances and to be steady. This is a case where the most field goals means you lose.
First team to score a touchdown: New England Patriots
I'm not sure the Ravens will score a touchdown, so I'm simply picking the Patriots.
First player to score a touchdown: Wes Welker
Look for Wes Welker to score the first touchdown on a little red zone crossing route. The Ravens will key on Moss, which will give Welker that first shot at another Tom Brady touchdown pass. I expect Welker to be a big factor in this game.
Sean Salisbury is an NFL analyst for ESPN