Inside the Iggles Super Bowl XLIX Predictions

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Jan 30, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A general view of the Vince Lombardi Trophy and helmets for the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots during a press conference for Super Bowl XLIX at Phoenix Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Hunsicker, Staff Writer

I guarantee the Philadelphia Eagles will not win Super Bowl XLIX.

Other than that, I’m hoping for a good game. I think Seattle’s secondary may be too banged up to compete for 60 minutes against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. And New England is not the kind of team to take its foot off the gas pedal if it has the opportunity to run someone over.

Patriots 32, Seahawks 21

Dave Searles, Staff Writer

For the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, Sunday will cement one of two things regardless: 1) Tom Brady’s ability to shine in the highest of spotlights (when the New York Giants aren’t there to get in the way), or 2) Seattle’s defense as one of the best along the likes of the early 2000s Baltimore Ravens and the Steel Curtain, among others.

It’s not easy to pick a winner, but the difference in the game will come down to Russell Wilson. If he starts off as poorly as he did against Green Bay, I find it hard-pressed to believe that Bill Belichick will idly watch as his team squanders the opportunity. At the same time, even though it’s against the most feared defense in the NFL, I have a very hard time betting against Tom Brady in any situation.

Patriots 24, Seahawks 20

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