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ESPN Super Bowl 51 Picks: Experts Favor New England Patriots

Sep 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Cardinals 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Cardinals 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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The experts at ESPN have officially made their final picks for Super Bowl 51. Needless to say, the New England Patriots easily got the majority of votes.

ESPN has been the worldwide leader in sports for decades now. Their experts know so much about football that their final picks for Super Bowl 51 tend to usually be accurate. Of course, no one is perfect but the general consensus has spoken.

In a landslide, the majority of the experts at ESPN have picked the New England Patriots to defeat the Atlanta Falcons. It was pretty obvious across the board that the majority know that experience, a certain legendary quarterback, and superb coaching all favor the Patriots leaving Super Bowl 51 victorious.

Out of the 100 ESPN writers, analysts, editors, and columnists, 72 picked the Patriots while just 28 picked the Falcons. These are individuals who have decades worth of knowledge and articles to back it up as sometimes, one just has to call it like they see it.

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This is the same song and dance for the Patriots who once again return to the spotlight. They’re a team built for greatness and are made for these kinds of situations. They made an example out of the Pittsburgh Steelers just a few weeks ago and have had two whole weeks to prepare for the Falcons.

If it’s anyone that can stop a hot offense dead in its tracks, it’s head coach Bill Belichick. All eyes tend to be on players but at the end of the day, a great coach tends to make the biggest impact in a football game. It’s about making sure every player executes and follows a strategic game plan that can be adjusted at any moment to continue the aggression.

The Patriots are as fantastic as they are due to the incredible culture that is evident all across the organization. Sure, they have a future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback in Tom Brady but it’s Belichick that can take any castoff or average player and put them in positions to thrive.

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ESPN got it right since quite honestly, it’s hard to bet against the Patriots in the biggest stage of them all. Get ready football fans, the Patriots will have enough rings for an entire hand when all is said and done.

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