|Brady and Belichick know how to win the Super Bowl.|
The Patriots defensive line has changed a lot since their last Super Bowl triumph in 2015, but they have lots of experience in the back field. The Falcons, who incidentally have never won a Super Bowl, have a young defence that lacks know-how, but is packed with potential. Eight of their starters are having either their first or second year in the League, and Tom Brady will be a tough nut for them to crack.
|Quinn and Ryan have forged a good partnership.|
Belichick and Brady have been a lethal partnership down through the years, and they have shown no signs of slowing down. They have combined for a total of 4 Super Bowl wins since their first in 2002, an astonishing achievement in a game where longevity is the exception rather than the rule. It would take a brave man to bet against them completing the five timer in 2017.
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks as defensive co-ordinator, but this will be his first trip to the big one as a head coach. Four-time Pro Bowler Matt Ryan has never played in the big one, but he hasn’t shown any signs of nerves so far. The Super Bowl is a different story though, and it will be interesting to see if Matty Ice lives up to his name.
So, the big question remains. Who wins it? Well, we would rather side with the tried and tested winning combination of Brady and Belichick. The Falcons offence could finally meet its match, and Brady could have a field day against a green defense. The bookies are offering even money on the Patriots -3 points, but we think it could be more comfortable for Brady and co. 11/4 on New England -9.5 from Paddy Power looks good to us, and that is our tip for Super Bowl 2017.
STEVOS’ SUPERBOWL TIP: NE PATRIOTS -9.5 @ 11/4 PADDY POWER