Good news for the optimists in the audience! Peter King, the top NFL writer for Sports Illustrated, is predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers will defeat the Green Bay Packers in this year’s Super Bowl. Time to celebrate.
Bad news for the Debbie Downer‘s … Peter King’s recent preseason Super Bowl predictions don’t come true.
In this week’s NFL preview edition, King predicts the Steelers will beat the Packers by a 33-27 margin, taking home their seventh Vince Lombardi Trophy. But as the Post-Gazette‘s Ed Bouchette points out, King hasn’t correctly picked a Super Bowl winner since 1995 (maybe he’s due!), a trend that has some of us a little concerned.
His last four predictions were…
2009: Patriots over Bears
2008: Patriots over Cowboys
2007: Colts over Saints
2006: Cowboys over Colts
(I’m noticing a trend with those picks).