Super Bowl predictions: NFL’s Broncos & Packers an early call

With the 2013 now here, all the talk is NFL Super bowl XLVII predictions. While its still anyone’s pick, a look at the industry from the NFL source itself and their analysts, are already making their early Super bowl picks for the big game on February 3rd, 2013 in New Orleans.

Not that we disagree or agree on their NFL super bowl picks, it is still early to tell and an early call. As each football playoff game is played out week by week, the predictions change.

Even our network of industry expert NFL handicappers, social NFL predictions and the public betting predictions including Facebook’s football predictions app. and social or crowd sourcing sports prediction sites as Social Sports Betting Picks won’t be fully tabulated until we get closer to the superbowl, there are strong indicators we can see from the NFL playoff picks being made.

But what will the experts handicappers predictions be? Fade the public or bet against the squares…you remember that simple, yet one of the most popular football betting strategies used by many, and works ‘over time’, simply bet against the public or consensus.  We’ll have another post on public betting and betting against them on the underdogs shortly.

Until that time all the NFL handicappers and betting pubic release their Superbowl predictions are calculated, lets take a sneak peak into NFL.com’s analysts Super bowl 47 predictions.

Predictions Super Bowl 47

Aditi Kinkhabwala – NFL Network
Denver Broncos over Atlanta Falcons
Yes, the two No. 1 seeds are boring. But Matt Ryan is playing with ice in his blood, and the Falcons’ defense plays on the edge. Peyton Manning winning in New Orleans — where he grew up — is the storybook ending.

Albert Breer – NFL Network
Green Bay Packers over New England Patriots
Sticking with my preseason pick, calling for the Packers — battle-tested by the NFC bracket and looking a lot like the kingpins they were in 2010 after surviving a bevy of injuries — to win a shootout at the Superdome.

Daniel Jeremiah – NFL.com
Green Bay Packers over New England Patriots
I’ve decided to stick with my preseason pick to win it all, the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers is the most gifted quarterback in the NFL, and I expect him to carry his team to another title. Prior to the season, I chose the Houston Texans to represent the AFC, but I’m bailing on them following their sluggish regular-season finish. Tom Brady will lead a well-balanced and experienced New England Patriots squad to another Super Bowl appearance.

Shaun O’Hara – NFL Network
Denver Broncos over Atlanta Falcons
With an unblemished home record behind him, Matt Ryan pushes past the Seattle Seahawks and gets revenge on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers for beating Atlanta at home in the 2010 playoffs. However, the Falcons lose to the Broncos in the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning will lift the Broncos over the Ravens and out-duel the “Brady Bunch,” but the Broncos’ defense is what cinches it for Denver, mostly thanks to the way Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller put pressure on Ryan. Cut to John Elway saying, “This one’s for Peyton!”

Ian Rapoport – NFL Network
Denver Broncos over San Francisco 49ers
Over the past two months, it’s been nearly impossible to find a flaw in the Broncos. And it’s almost as difficult to find a better story than Peyton Manning’s unreal comeback. Manning will punctuate his return with his second Super Bowl victory by beating the tough and physical 49ers, who will outlast the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game — barely.

Gregg Rosenthal – NFL.com
Green Bay Packers over New England Patriots
This was my preseason prediction. Anyone who sways from their original prediction is of suspect character and should get no credit for being right. Given the choice to take one quarterback for a playoff run, I’d roll with Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady is next on that list. Simple.

Heath Evans – NFL Network
Seattle Seahawks over New England Patriots
New England beats the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game because Denver won’t get enough “middle push” to disrupt Tom Brady and get him rattled in the pocket. Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez will be the difference makers in that game. Seattle is, hands down, the most physically dominant team in the NFC. The Seahawks run the ball and stop the run; they can disrupt any offensive rhythm you try to get into, with their aggressive style of defense.

Elliot Harrison – NFL.com
Denver Broncos over Green Bay Packers
As things sit at this moment — and I’ve been known to change my mind once I write my picks column — I like Denver over Green Bay. The Broncos are running the football effectively, which, in addition to making the offense more diversified (so it’s not all on Peyton Manning’s shoulders), allows them to close. Clock ball is still not out of style, even in today’s NFL. Meanwhile, my sense is that Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers will get hot in the postseason. The Packers’ secondary has been a problem, but with Charles Woodson back, that unit’s strength will become its flexibility … even if tackling is still a bit of an issue.

Jeff Darlington – NFL Network
New England Patriots over Green Bay Packers
While I admit that the Packers have shown far too much vulnerability to make me feel entirely comfortable with this pick, I’d also be far too annoyed if I diverted from my midseason prediction, only to see Green Bay make a run. Hey, the Packers still have an ultra-elite quarterback. And they have the experience. If that pesky offensive line can get going, Green Bay will have a real shot to get beaten by the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Adam Rank – NFL.com
Seattle Seahawks over Denver Broncos
The Seahawks and Broncos are not only the hottest teams in the NFL right now (though the Washington Redskins should be in that conversation, too), but also the most complete. Both teams have strong running attacks and a strong defense to go along with great quarterback play. The Seahawks’ run reminds me a lot of the way the New York Giants got hot last season.

Dave Dameshek – NFL.com
Green Bay Packers over New England Patriots
Green Bay’s failure to clinch a bye in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings was disconcerting, but I’m sticking with my preseason pick of Team Rodgers over Team Brady for two reasons: 1) Hubris; and 2) The NFL is a quarterback league … so it should stand to reason that the league’s best QB will beat the league’s second-best QB in the big game.

Adam Schein – NFL.com
Green Bay Packers over New England Patriots
I’m sticking with my preseason pick. Green Bay is getting healthy at the right time, and Aaron Rodgers is clearly the best quarterback in the NFC, though the Seattle Seahawks are a sleeper to tip the apple cart. In the AFC, it’s down to New England or the Denver Broncos. In the title game, Charles Woodson being back for the Packers will make the difference.

Kimberly Jones – NFL Network
Denver Broncos over Washington Redskins
About a month ago, we were sure that the matchup would be Peyton vs. Eli in New Orleans, and Twitter would implode. Instead, it’ll be Peyton leading the Broncos over the Redskins as Robert Griffin III’s dream season falls just short.

Charley Casserly – NFL Network
Denver Broncos over San Francisco 49ers
In the AFC Championship Game, Denver beats the New England Patriots, wearing them down in the second half and pulling away in a high-scoring matchup. San Francisco, meanwhile, will beat the Atlanta Falcons with a strong running game and big plays through the air.

Jason Smith – NFL.com
New England Patriots over Green Bay Packers
Finally, New England has a running game to complement the passing weapons that will allow the Patriots to control the ball and hold off the Packers, who will survive their flawed NFC competition to make it to New Orleans.

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