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Posted: Friday February 3, 2012 10:44AM ; Updated: Friday February 3, 2012 10:44AM
Super Bowl XLVI Crystal Ball
 
Peter
KING
23 20
Why the Giants will win: The only thing I know is it'll be a two-minute-warning kind of game. One team's going to have a chance to win this one late. It comes down to the Giants' terrific pass rush, and whether Matt Light can hold up for 60 snaps against the dangerous Osi Umenyiora. I say Umenyiora makes a few decisive plays.
The Super Bowl MVP will be... Osi Umenyiora
In honor of Dr. Z, predicted length of national anthem: 1:53
 
Don
BANKS
27 24
Why the Patriots will win: Quarterbacks and head coaches usually do more to determine the outcome of Super Bowls than anyone else, and my gut tells me Tom Brady's and Bill Belichick's motivation level is sky high this week. Something to do with that little upset in the desert at the hands of these same Giants four years ago. Close, back-and-forth game will be decided by a late Patriots field goal, the way New England always wins its Super Bowls.
The Super Bowl MVP will be... Tom Brady
In honor of Dr. Z, predicted length of national anthem: 2:47
 
Chris
BURKE
31 28
Why the Patriots will win: On paper this looks like a matchup the Giants can, and maybe even should, win. But my pick basically boils down to Tom Brady. I think he will lean on what he learned in the first Giants-Pats matchup this season and exploit his advantages, with or without a healthy Rob Gronkowski.
The Super Bowl MVP will be... Aaron Hernandez
In honor of Dr. Z, predicted length of national anthem: 1:25
 
Damon
HACK
27 24
Why the Patriots will win: Tough game to call, but I think Belichick and Brady will finally solve the Giants' riddle. I like how Vince Wilfork is dominating for four quarters. I picked the Pats to win the Super Bowl before the season. No time to abandon them now.
The Super Bowl MVP will be... Tom Brady
In honor of Dr. Z, predicted length of national anthem: 1:35
 
Kerry J.
BYRNE
27 24
Why the Patriots will win: The Giants present a bad matchup for the Patriots, while Tom Coughlin is 4-1 all-time vs. Bill Belichick. But the Giants have also been glorified into the 1985 Bears over the past two weeks instead of a 9-7 team that gave up 400 points this year. Cold, Hard Football Facts, meanwhile, has eight stats that each predict winners in more than 60 percent of NFL games. New England was better in all eight this year. The Patriots avoid the four turnovers they suffered in the midseason meeting and eke out another three-point Super Bowl win.
The Super Bowl MVP will be... Rob Gronkowski
In honor of Dr. Z, predicted length of national anthem: 1:43
 
Andrew
PERLOFF
28 27
Why the Patriots will win: The Patriots have less pressure on them than in their last trip to the Super Bowl. Tom Brady won't have two bad weeks in a row. Bill Belichick will masterfully find a way to cover up the deficiencies in the secondary.
The Super Bowl MVP will be... Tom Brady
In honor of Dr. Z, predicted length of national anthem: 1:48
 

 
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