10th Annual SDMB Early Super Bowl Pick Contest

The playoff teams are set, so it’s time for our annual contest – can you predict the Super Bowl a month before the game and join our list of champions?:

Year 1: Trillionaire
Year 2: Uncommon Sense
Year 3: Airman Doors, USAF
Year 4: Grits and Hard Toast
Year 5: Hal Briston (woohoo!)
Year 6: dalej42
Year 7: Justin_Bailey
Year 8: Hamlet
Year 9: Hal Briston (woohoo again!)

It’s simple to play – just post your pick for the two Super Bowl teams, and the final score. Deadline for submissions will be 4:00pm Eastern on Saturday, January 5th (just before kickoff of the first playoff game).

For this year I’ll be going with a serious longshot:
Vikings 38, Broncos 35

(And it’s not an absolute requirement, but it’s helpful to me if you format your pick the same way I did above – “Winning team and score, losing team and score”)

As always, just in case you don’t follow football but still wanna play along, just pick an AFC team, an NFC team, and a couple of numbers that sound vaguely football-scorish.

AFC Teams:
New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals

NFC Teams:
Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings
(And holy crap…ten years of this??)

Broncos 28, Seahawks 17

Moved MPSIMS --> the Game Room.

twicks, who woke up this morning to the astonishing news that Andy Reid had been fired.

Patriots 31, 49ers 24

It might help to list the teams in order of their playoff seedings. In descending order, 1 through 6 -

NFC: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings.

AFC: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals.

My pick: 49ers 42 - Broncos 38

Broncos 34, Packers 21

Texans 28, Falcons 24.

Patriots 35 Packers 21

Broncos 28 Falcons 24

Packers 27 Texans 17

49ers 30, Broncos 24

Broncos 45 Seahawks 31

Broncos 27, Packers 24

Seahawks 28, Ravens 24

Packers 31 Broncos 24. The exact opposite of the score in Super Bowl XXXII

Falcons 28, Patriots 24

49ers 21, Broncos 17

Patriots 31, Packers 24

Broncos 30 Falcons 28

Denver 31 Green Bay 13