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2012 Super Bowl: NFL Experts Make Their Super Bowl Predictions

While everyone has their predictions for how Super Bowl XLVI will turn out, the top NFL writers have made their predictions for who will emerge victorious. With the two teams so evenly-matched, it should come as no surprise that there really is no consensus among the writers.

The one agreement among the people over at ESPN.com is that this will be a thrilling encounter. However, according to Adam Schefter, it will be the New England Patriots that celebrate in Indianapolis:

Adam Schefter: Patriots, 27-16

The Giants are the better and more complete team. But they also have to figure out a way to beat Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the memory of Myra Kraft.

While the writers over at CNNSI all seem convinced this will be a close game, the majority believe that it will be New England that wins. Dan Banks believes that this back-and-forth game will go down to the final minutes:

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.


For other expert predictions on the Super Bowl, be sure to check out what the writers at SB Nation and CBSSports.com think about the upcoming game.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.