With the 2019 NFL season at its midpoint, our analysts revisit/revise their Super Bowl LIV forecasts.
WHO WILL WIN SUPER BOWL LIV?
New England Patriots (8 votes)
Charley Casserly: Patriots over Saints. Sticking with my preseason prediction, word for word: With two weeks to prepare, Bill Belichick stymies the Saints' offense, and Tom Brady -- helped by a strong power ground game -- does enough in the fourth quarter to win another Super Bowl. It is Belichick's seventh, breaking the all-time record for NFL championships/Super Bowls won by a head coach. A fitting accomplishment for him, and incredible way to cap the 100th year of the NFL!
New Orleans Saints (6 votes)
DeAngelo Hall: Saints over Patriots. The Patriots' struggles in South Beach follow them to the Super Bowl, as the Saints do everything in their power to keep New England uncomfortable. Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and the New Orleans defense help Drew Brees ride off into the sunset with a second Lombardi Trophy.
Kansas City Chiefs (3 votes)
Brooke Cersosimo: Chiefs over Saints.Oof! I really whiffed on my preseason Super Bowl prediction (Falcons over Chiefs), but I'm here to redeem myself. Andy Reid wins his first Super Bowl title 15 years after his first Super Bowl appearance, thanks to a masterful game plan and Patrick Mahomes' lights-out performance. The Saints suffer a third straight year of postseason pain, which prevents Drew Brees from retiring.
LaDainian Tomlinson: Chiefs over Packers. Two of the best offenses meet in South Beach, but it's Andy Reid's experience that leads the Chiefs over first-year coach Matt LaFleur. Reid's preparation and creative game plan allows Patrick Mahomes to feast and outplay his veteran counterpart, Aaron Rodgers.
San Francisco 49ers (3 votes)
Green Bay Packers (2 votes)
Oakland Raiders (2 votes)
David Carr: Raiders over Packers. The Raiders put everything together in the second half of the season, building momentum heading into January. Jon Gruden leads his crew past several AFC powerhouses and prevents Titletown from adding to its trophy total. Instead, the Raiders bring a championship back to Oakland in their farewell season.
Dallas Cowboys (1 vote)
Seattle Seahawks (1 vote)
Marc Sessler: Seahawks over Bills. Buffalo's improbable rumble toward destiny hits a snag on the biggest stage, as Russell Wilson throws for a pair of scores and runs for two more in Seattle's 28-10 triumph. A week after the win, Seahawks bully Jadeveon Clowney accepts a role in Michael Mann's MIAMI VICE: MIDNIGHT WATERS, a redux to his 2006 semi-hit, this time focusing on a band of pro-Castro rebels attempting to run guns off the perilous coast.