13th Annual SDMB Early Super Bowl Pick Contest

That time of year again! 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!)
Year 10: enalzi
Year 11: Jahiegel
Year 12: borschevsky

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 9th (just before kickoff of the first playoff game).

As for my prediction…The Giants might have blown their “every four years” pattern, but I still have a chance to complete their prophecy. My winning prediction:
Panthers 24, Broncos 16

PLEASE NOTE: It’s not an absolute requirement, but it’s very helpful to me if you format your pick the same way I did above – “Winning team name and score, losing team name and score”, on its own line. No locations, just the name. Feel free to add any other commentary on a separate line. Thanks!

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:
Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers

NFC Teams:
Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks

Broncos 20, Cardinals 17

in overtime.

Based entirely on the rolling of random dice:

Texans 21, Cardinals 10

Cardinals 27, Chiefs 24

based on my heart rather than my head

Seahawks 31, Steelers 24

Denver 31, Seattle 28 (2OT)


Broncos 31, Seahawks 28


Broncos 27 Cardinals 21

Panthers 31, Patriots 27

Cardinals 31 Chiefs 17

Chiefs 23, Seahawks 17

Steelers 21, Seahawks 10.

A straight repeat of 10 years ago.

Packers 28, Broncos 24

(I don’t follow football but I like to vote)

Cardinals 37, Chiefs 13

Patriots 28, Broncos 17

Panthers 32, Patriots 29

Like I said, I don’t follow football, but even I know there’s something wrong with this one…:slight_smile:

I hate to be indelicate, but you might want to pick again…

Patriots 33, Arizona 30

Suck it Manning. Also Pats win on a Last Second FG

Time to repeat! :smiley:

Cardinals 31 - Patriots 23

And IIRC there was some discussion last year that the tiebreaker should be changed, so that should maybe be decided before the playoffs start.

Panthers 43, Steelers 19