Boston’s largest paper unleashed their 2011 NFL prediction on the world this morning. To no ones surprise, all five writers have the New England Patriots winning the AFC East. Homers, right?
Well, maybe not. Only one writers has the Patriots wining the Super Bowl. Two have the Patriots losing the Super Bowl. Insanely, that is the same number of Globe writers that have the Lions losing in Super Bowl XLVI.
Take a peak:
|AFC wild cards||Jets, Steelers||Ravens, Jets||Ravens, Jets||Ravens, Jets||Jets, Steelers||Jets, Steelers|
|NFC wild cards||Eagles, Lions||Falcons, Lions||Falcons, Lions||Eagles, Saints||Packers, Cowboys||Bears, Cowboys|
|Super Bowl||Jets over Lions||Saints over Patriots||Packers over Patriots||Cowboys over Jets||Ravens over Lions||Patriots over Giants|
There you have it. Lions continue to be the hot team, as far as picks go. This is an extreme example though.
Here are what some other prominent writers have decided to predict.
[Globe Picks via Boston.com]