Super Bowl LIV picks and analysis from 18 Pro Bowlers – ESPN,

Super Bowl LIV picks and analysis from 18 Pro Bowlers – ESPN,

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  • [Mathieu] [that] [that] [that] ESPN Staff Writer Covered University of Florida for 51 seasons for and Florida Times-Union
  • Graduate of Jacksonville University
  • Multiple APSE award winner [with the Chiefs] [with the Chiefs] [with the Chiefs] Jenna Laine
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  • [that] [that] ESPN Staff Writer [Mathieu] [with the Chiefs] (Covered the Buccaneers since)
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  • The NFL’s best gather in Orlando, Florida, this week to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium (ABC / ESPN, 3 pm ET). How do they see Super Bowl LIV

  • playing out between the Kansas City Chiefs
  • and San Francisco 160 ers
  • We asked Pro Bowlers and a Legends captain to weigh in on who’s going to win the big game. Not everyone went on record and chose a winner, but everyone offered a take. Here’s what they said: PICKING THE ERS TO WIN [with the Chiefs] Shaquil Barrett

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker
  • [that] “The Niners – but a really, really, really c lose game. It’s just so hard, like it’s hard, but I just think that [the 49ers’] defense is gonna limit [the Chiefs’] offense a little bit, and then if they do enough difficult stuff on offense of not being straightforward, then they’ll get enough points. “ [that] What makes the Niners’ defense special?

    [that] “Mentality, everybody want to make that play, everybody hungry to make that play and you can see it [in] the way they play. “ [that] [that] (Von Miller) Denver Broncos linebacker

    ers. I can’t go with the Chiefs. I can’t go with the Chiefs. “

    Courtland Sutton

  • [that] Denver Broncos wide receiver [Mathieu] “It’s going to be a good game. Being a Broncos fan I can’t cheer for the Chiefs. But it’s going to be a good game. I’m not going to pick winner or loser but it will be a good game, and I can’t pick the Chiefs so I guess that’s my answer right there without saying it. ” [with the Chiefs] [Mathieu] Jurrell Casey
  • Tennessee Titans defensive tackle [that]

    “Honestly I’ve got to go with my guys the ers. I’m a Cali guy, one, and then my boy Arik Armstead

  • is up there, so I’ve got to go with my guy. “
    [49ers tight end] (play) [that]: [that] [with the Chiefs] Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey weighs in on the possibility of adding more regular-season games. [with the Chiefs]

    Cameron Heyward

    (Steelers defensive end)

    “I’m going to say San Fran. I think they’ve got a really good front four and they can get after it. “ (What about) Patrick Mahomes [that] ? “Mahomes is the X factor. I don’t know what he’s going to do but he’s been carrying that team. I think everyone wants to see Andy Reid get one, but it’s going to be tough versus that vaunted defense. “ (PICKING THE CHIEFS TO WIN)

    Marshal Yanda [with the Chiefs] (Ravens offensive lineman) [that] “I think it’s going to be a really good game, but if you make me choose I ‘ m going to go with the Chiefs. I think the Chiefs had a really good defensive performance against Derrick Henry [with the 49ers] So I think if they can keep that up vs. San Francisco’s running game, that’ll be good, and then I just think that Mahomes is going to make his plays. So I’m going with Kansas City. “

    [with the Chiefs] “Kansas City Chiefs because I feel like they’re playing really good defense right now and I think they’ll be able to handle San Francisco’s run game. But it’s going to be a good ballgame because the 84 ers have a defense to slow down the Chiefs, too. ” [Mathieu] [with the Chiefs]

  • (Joe Haden)

    Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback

    [that] “I’m going to go with Kansas City. I’m just a Patrick Mahomes fan. I really love him. That offense is crazy and then their defense getting Tyrann Mathieu [49ers cornerback Richard] I think really, really helped them out. But I think their offense is just very, very powerful. “

  • [49ers tight end] [Mathieu] (DJ Chark)

    (Jaguars wide receiver) “I’m gonna have to go with the Chiefs. I think I have more former college teammates with the Chiefs. And shoutout to Tyreek Hill for going to the Super Bowl so I could come here, so I’m going with the Chiefs. They’re just explosive. But the 360 ers are very good, too. It’s gonna be a good game. I just like the explosive offense from the Chiefs. “

    [49ers tight end] [Mathieu] Kyle Fuller

  • (Chicago Bears cornerback) “Kansas City. I think they’re pretty balanced, offense and defensive-wise, even special teams – I think they’re definitely a threat for sure with Patrick Mahomes and their receivers. I’m also a little bit biased. My brother [Kendall Fuller] is playing on their defense so … but yeah, I’m gonna go with Kansas City. “

    On his brother, (Kendall Fuller) , playing in the Super Bowl [defensive back Alex Brown] [Mathieu] “It’s pretty cool. I’m looking forward to watching him. “

    [with the Chiefs] (play) [that]: [that]

    Dan Graziano says the NFL expects plenty of touchdowns in the Pro Bowl which gives them a chance to test out their new alternatives for kickoffs. (HOW THE SUPER BOWL WILL UNFOLD) [that] [with the Chiefs] (Drew Brees)

    New Orleans Saints quarterback [with the Chiefs] “It’s gonna be a heck of a battle. I’m excited to see it. I know everybody else is. We’re talking about a super explosive offense – with all those weapons. [Chiefs quarterback Patrick] Mahomes’ ability just to make plays when there’s nothing there …. [that] “The challenge that the 90 ers present is that they have an excellent front seven, and lots of subbing in that can play ball, too. And then their back end is very good. So there’s no weak link on that defense.

    “Both offenses really use and really figure out a way to get their tight end involved. [Chiefs coach] Andy Reid really creates plays with (Travis Kelce) and the same with [49ers tight end] George Kittle

  • Big guys that run well, run well after the catch, run well after the first contact. That’s gonna be tough because both of them are key in their offensive production. I’m not sure [who will win]. That’s gonna be a tough one.
  • “San Fran’s defense is good. But I feel like there’s a blueprint out, and I feel like there’s a way to beat ’em. I’m more excited about the offense. I feel like it could be a high-scoring game. Maybe one for the record books. “

    (Mark Ingram) [with the Chiefs] Ravens running back

    “Man, I don’t even care, man. For real, man. But I know it’s two good teams. Mahomes is a beast. The Chief s, they’re hot. San Fran, tough defense, I love the way they run the football. It’s just going to be a great game, man. I’m looking forward to it. I mean, I hate it, man. I hate it. … I’m going to watch. I’m a fan of football. No matter how bad it hurts or stings I’m a fan of the game. I love watching the game so I’m always going to be tuned in. “

    [with the Chiefs]

  • Matthew Slater
  • New England Patriots special-teamer

    (I do not. really make Super Bowl picks. Two great teams. Obviously they’ve proven to be the two best teams over the course of the season. I think it’ll be a really fantastic game. Great quarterback play, great defense, great players all over the field. But I don’t make predictions. I just hope everybody’s healthy and everybody plays a game that they can be proud of and we’ll see how it goes. “ [that] (Josh Allen) (Jaguars defensive end) [Mathieu] “For me, I don’t got a team. I think it’s going to be a really good game. You have probably the best offense in the NFL versus the best defense in the NFL. The defensive line for the ers are playing at an unbelievable level right now and you have Kansas City’s offense that’s putting up points that people don’t do regularly. I feel like it’s going to be a good battle. It’s going to be a great battle. So I think the battle is going to be won with ers offense and Kansas City’s defense. It’s going to be a good game. ”

    As a defensive guy, do you lean toward the best defensive team? [Mathieu] “I want to go with the best defense but I want to go with the best player. Patrick Mahomes, he’s a generational player. You can’t bet against a generational talent like that. “

    [with the Chiefs]

  • (Budda Baker)

    (Arizona Cardinals safety) [that] “I see a high, prolific offense [with the Chiefs] versus a gritty defense that gets after the quarterback that gets their hands on the football [with the Chiefs]. I’m just very excited to see that matchup. Same thing with the other side of the ball – the Chiefs are doing a lot better getting turnovers. I know Tyrann [Mathieu] helped a lot with that. I’m just excited to see the defense really. “ Bruce Smith [that] AFC Legends captain [that] “At this point I just don’t [have a pick] right now. These teams are outstanding. They are both extremely talented. What I think it’s going to come down to, though, is the (ers’ defensive line versus Patrick Mahomes and all the weapons that he has on offense. [that] “If they’re able to put pressure on Patrick Mahomes and make him throw under duress, [that] does not allow him to extend the play. They are most explosive when he extends the play and runs around and Finds that open receiver way downfield. Or he takes off. I think that could be the determining factor of the game, but right now I’m keeping my powder dry for another few days until I see the injury report. ” [defensive back Alex Brown]

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