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It was a tale of two halves. In the end, my pick of the Patriots came true giving me a 9-2 mark in the postseason.
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Regular Season Record: 151-103-2 (.594)
Playoff Record:  9-2 (.818)
Overall Record:  160-105-2 (.603)

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I nailed the Super Bowl match-up. I am going with Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Experience, coaching and defense should prevail.
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Regular Season Record: 151-103-2 (.594)
Playoff Record:  8-2 (.800)
Overall Record:  159-105-2 (.601)
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Super Bowl LI Pick
New England Patriots over Atlanta Falcons
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The New England Patriots open Super Bowl 51 as three point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons.  This is the seventh time curing the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era that the Patriots have played in the Super Bowl. A look back at how those previous Patriots Super Bowl teams did against the spread should give you some direction when you are sports betting online in this year’s Super Bowl.
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Before we look back, however, a quick look at how the Patriots and Falcons did this year. New England went an NFL best 14-2 while Atlanta went 11-5. Atlanta had the most prolific offense (540 points), scoring 71 more points that the next closest (New Orleans Saints). That Pats finished third at 441 points.  Defensively, New England allowed the fewest points at 250. Atlanta finished 27th with 406 points allowed. New England had the best scoring differential at +191 while Atlanta’s high-octane offense allowed them to finish second at +134. The numbers don’t lie. The top two teams are competing for the Super Bowl.
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Now that we dove deeper into this year’s numbers, let’s take a look back.
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Super Bowl XXXVI (2002) – New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams
Final Score:  20-17 Patriots
The Patriots entered the game as 14 point underdogs against the Greatest Show on Turf. They shocked the world and started a dynasty by winning the game outright.
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Super Bowl XXXVII (2004) – New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers
Final Score:  32-29 Patriots
The Patriots were favored this time by a touchdown. They won the game, but lost against the spread.
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Super Bowl XXXIX (2005) – New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Final Score:  24-21 Patriots
Again the Patriots were favored by a touchdown. Again they won, but lost against the spread.
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Super Bowl XLII – New England Patriots vs. New York Giants (2008)
Final Score:  17-14 Giants
The Patriots were heavy favorites in this one, but this time they were the ones that got shocked.
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Super Bowl XLVI – New England Patriots vs. New York Giants (2012)
Final Score:  21-17 Giants
Once again the Pats were favorites, but ended up losing yet again to the Giants.
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Super Bowl XLIX – New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks (2015)
Final Score:  28-24 Patriots
The Seahawks were slight favorites and were a Malcolm Butler improbably goal line interception away from covering. He made the play and the Pats got the win.
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Overall the Patriots are 2-4 against the spread in Brady and Belichick’s six Super Bowl appearances. Past history suggests that the smart bet is Atlanta, but it’s hard to go against Belichick with two weeks to prepare.


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Regular Season Total:  150-106 (.586)
Playoffs Picks:  6-4 (.600)
Pro Bowl Pick:  0-1 (.00)
Overall Total:  156-111 (.584)
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Super Bowl XLV Pick
Pittsburgh Steelers over Green Bay Packers
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Regular Season Lock Picks:  24-10 (.706)
Regular Season Total:  159-97 (.621)
Playoffs Picks:  6-4 (.600)
Pro Bowl Pick:  0-1 (.000)
Overall Total:  165-102 (.618)
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Super Bowl XLV Pick
To me this should be an epic Super Bowl. Two truly balanced teams. One with a great defense and an underrated offense. The other with a great offense and an underrated defense.
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The difference will be at the quarterback position. While Aaron Rodgers may have more talent, Big Ben just has a knack for rising to the occasion in big spots.
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My pick is for the Steelers to take home their seventh Super Bowl trophy.
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My Son’s Results:  0-1


Regular Season Lock Picks:  31-3 (.912)
Regular Season Total:  177-79 (.691)
Playoff Picks:  4-7
Pro Bowl Pick:  1-0
Overall Total:  182-86 (.679)

My son’s Playoff Picks:  5-2
My son’s Pro Bowl Pick:  1-0
My son’s Overall Total:  6-2

These are heads-up picks. The Yahoo ATS challenge wrapped up. I finished tied for third at 134-119-3 (.529). If you want to take part in the challenge next year, leave me a message in the comment with your e-mail or send one to me at contact@lesterslegends.com.

Time for the final results of Fantasy Football Out on a Limb.

Scoring

6 points for rushing or receiving TD
4 points for a passing TD
0.1 points per yard for rushing or receiving
0.05 points per passing yard.

Last Week
Peyton Manning over Drew Brees +2:  Loser Manning 20.65, Brees 24.3 (22.3 actual +2)
Donald Brown over Reggie Bush:  Loser Brown 2.9, Bush 6.3
Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, Pierre Garcon over Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, Jeremy Shockey, and David Thomas
Winner
Indy Triplets:  23.8
Colston, Henerson, Meachem, Shockey, Thomas: 23.4
Super Bowl Picks:  1-2

Season Record
Regular Picks: 41-40-1
Super Stretch Picks:  8-12
Playoffs Picks:  7-7
Pro Bowl Picks:  0-3
Overall: 56-62-1

Ready for some bragging rights?  It’s time for the second Annual Lester’s Legends Pick the Score contest.  It’s as simple a contest as you’ll ever find.  All you have to do is post what you think the score of the Super Bowl will be.

Whoever comes the closest gets bragging rights for a whole year.  What are you waiting for?  Put in your score now and let the trash talking begin.

As a bonus, you can win a button that you can showcase on your website or send out to all of your friends to prove how much of a football expert you are.

I’ll get us started.

Indianapolis:  38
New Orleans:  24

Congratulations Todd Farino of http://www.fantasyfootballsearch.com/ and http://www.fantasybaseballsearch.com/ for the closest prediction 31-27.

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Time for another edition of Fantasy Football Out on a Limb.  I scour the rosters to select a player who I feel will outperform a higher profile player in that given week.  I base my decisions on match-ups, how the players are trending, and the ever-important hunch.  To mix things up I’ll occasionally do some two on one match-ups or even pit RB or WR duos against each other.  Sometimes I’ll spot a player some points.

For the Super Bowl I will pick one matchup for Quarterback, Running Back, and Wide Receiver.

Scoring
6 points for rushing or receiving TD
4 points for a passing TD
0.1 points per yard for rushing or receiving
0.05 points per passing yard.

Last Week
Vince Young over Donovan McNabb:  Loser VY2.55, McNabb 10.5
Frank Gore over Adrian Peterson:  Loser Gore 1.5, AP 2.2
Steve Smith over Vincent Jackson:  Loser Smith 10.8, V-Jax 18.2
Pro Bowl Picks:  0-3

Season Record
Regular Picks: 41-40-1
Super Stretch Picks:  8-12
Playoffs Picks:  6-5
Pro Bowl Picks:  0-3
Overall: 55-60-1


Super Bowl XLIV Picks

Drew Brees profile
Peyton Manning over Drew Brees +2
There isn’t much separating these two franchise QBs. I’m choosing the Colts to win the game, and I think Manning will be the Super Bowl MVP. Brees should have a solid game as well, but even with two spotted points, I think Manning comes out victorious.


Donald Brown over Reggie Bush
Both are secondary options in the running game, but I believe Brown will be more productive. I expect him to get plenty of touches towards the end of the game as Indianapolis wraps up another Super Bowl victory.

Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, Pierre Garcon over Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, Jeremy Shockey, and David Thomas
I’m mixing it up by taking the Colts’ WR triplets over the Saints triplets and their top two tight ends. The Saints WRs combined for 2705 yards and 21 TDs during the regular season while the Saints quintet combined for 3525 yards and 24 TDs. Even without putting Dallas Clark into the equation, I’m banking on the Colts’ wides.

Here’s a breakdown of playoff fantasy rankings for Super Bowl XLIV.

Quarterbacks
1. Peyton Manning
2. Drew Brees

Running Backs
1. Pierre Thomas
2. Joseph Addai
3. Donald Brown
4. Reggie Bush

Wide Receivers
1. Reggie Wayne
2. Marques Colston
3. Austin Collie
4. Pierre Garcon
5. Devery Henderson
6. Robert Meachem

Tight Ends
1. Dallas Clark
2. Jeremy Shockey
3. David Thomas

Kickers
1. Matt Stover
2. Garrett Hartley

Defenses
1. Indianapolis Colts
2. New Orleans Saints

Pro Bowl Results: 1-0
My Son’s Results:
1-0

Regular Season Lock Picks:  31-3 (.912)
Regular Season Total:  177-79 (.691)
Playoff Picks:  4-6
Pro Bowl Pick:  1-0
Overall Total:  182-85 (.682)

My son’s Playoff Picks:  5-1
My son’s Pro Bowl Pick:  1-0
My son’s Overall Total:  6-1

Super Bowl XLIV Pick:
Indianapolis Colts over New Orleans Saints


My son’s pick:
Indianapolis Colts over New Orleans Saints

These are heads-up picks. The Yahoo ATS challenge wrapped up.I finished tied for third at 134-119-3 (.529). If you want my take on the playoff match-ups ATS, leave me a message in the comment with your e-mail or send one to me at contact@lesterslegends.com.


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