Once again the meta-analysis has no picks.
This week I am going to disagree with Mr. Pericic's trends play of New England and instead encourage serious consideration of both his RP Excel 1 selection as well as RP Excel 2. Both have the game as a 1 point margin and reflect the fact that the spread should be much smaller and quite possibly have the Eagles as the favorite. The Eagles have proven their mettle. They defeated a Falcons team that had really hit their stride and looked to go further in the playoffs. Then they played arguably the best defense int he NFL and made them look average. Their offense was dynamic and at times, brilliant. Oh, and there defense is really, really solid too. With all due respect to Belichick and Brady, and the Patriots whole team, they do not have Minnesota's defense. Can the Patriots offense put up enough points to beat the Eagles? If the Eagles don't play all 4 quarters (can anybody say Jacksonville?) then yes. However, if the Eagles play well for 4 quarters, it may not even be a matter of whether they win, but rather by how much.
Should be a great match-up. All true fans love a great Super Bowl!
***Jim Bob's Super Bowl Selection***
Take Philly +4.5.
P.S. friends and family will vouch for me that since 1999 I have only missed the spread pick 3 times. I've been wrong on the winner far more often but I'm solid on the Super Bowl spread. I know I do not have the proof here of that claim but I assure you it is honest, and I have made a lot of other people a lot of money too as a result.
All the best to you! See ya next year! -Jim Bob