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Predicting Possible Matchups For Super Bowl 52

Written by on February 22, 2017

If you’re an NFL football betting lines enthusiasts that is already starting to look toward the 2017 season and you want to know which teams could potentially meet in Super Bowl 52, then you’ve come to the right place. Thanks to the fun-filled analysis that you’re about to get on four potential Super Bowl 52 matchups you’re going to have a great idea of just which teams could meet in Super Bowl 52. Now, let’s get started.

In Depth Analysis On The Predicting Possible Matchups For Super Bowl


Dallas vs. New England

Not only did the Dallas Cowboys have a fantastic 13-3 campaign last season, but more importantly they’ve found two franchise foundation pieces in surprisingly unflappable rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and ‘super-gifted’ rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. Despite falling at home to Green Bay in the divisional round, the Cowboys now have the look of a franchise that is going to be very serious contenders to appear in the next 10 Super Bowls at the very least. As far as the New England Patriots (14-2) are concerned, no matter how much I personally dislike Tom Brady and company, the fact of the matter is that New England is a legitimate Super Bowl contender each and every year. Despite facing numerous obstacles this season like the four-game suspension of Brady and the season-ending injury to Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski, the Pats persevered to win it all and are now virtual locks to not only contend next season, but the favorite to repeat. I know one thing, the NFL would love to see this matchup of premiere franchises take place in Super Bowl 52, although I’m pretty sure that last thing that Roger Goodell wants to do is hand Tom Brady another Super Bowl trophy.

Seattle vs. Pittsburgh

The Seahawks (10-5-1) may have had their lunch handed to them by the Atlanta Falcons in their 36-20 NFC divisional round playoff loss, but Seattle has been a perennial title contender pretty much since naming Russell Wilson their starting quarterback in 2012. I know the Seahawks need to upgrade their offensive line and add some depth at other positions, but I fully expect them to do just that and to get right back to being an even more legitimate Super Bowl 52 contender next season. The Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) may have also gotten embarrassed in their AFC Championship matchup against New England, but the Steelers still have arguably the best offensive trio in the game today in Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. If the Steelers can address their need on the defensive side of the ball, they could very well reach Super Bowl 52 next season opposite Seattle.

Green Bay vs. Kansas City

The Green Bay Packers (10-6) had a mostly fantastic finish to their season after some early-season struggles, but should remain in title contention in 2017 if only because they have the incomparable Aaron Rodgers under center. I know the Packers have some needs to address at running back, the offensive line and at several positions on the defensive side of the ball, but Green Bay is a top-notch organization that drafts well and generally makes smart moves in free agency. While Rodgers clearly needs some help after throwing for 4,428 yards wth 40 TD passes and just seven interceptions, gain, I see no reason why the Packers won’t really contend in 2017, even if they aren’t the prohibitive favorites to win the NFC next season. In the case of the Chiefs (12-4), Kansas City recorded a stellar 12 wins during the regular season, but saw their 2016 campaign come to an abrupt end in their heartbreaking 18-16 home loss against Pittsburgh in the divisional round. Still, Andy Reid has turned this franchise into a perennial double-digit winner and I suspect that 2017 will be no different. While Kansas City has some issues they need to address at running back and on the defensive side of the ball, I see no reason why the Chiefs can’t contend for another AFC West division title and deep postseason runs that ends with a potential appearance in Super Bowl 52 opposite the Packers.

Atlanta vs. Oakland

Sure, the Atlanta Falcons (11-5) may have collapsed in their Super Bowl 51 showdown against New England after getting the Pats right where they wanted them, but I still believe the Falcons can make a legitimate push for a berth in Super Bowl 52 next season. Atlanta will almost assuredly still be able to score the ball efficiently next season after ranking first in scoring in 2016 so I don’t suspect that offense won’t be much of a problem for the Falcons in 2017. If Atlanta can improve a defense that got better as the season went on but still ranked 27th in points allowed, they could make consecutive Super Bowl appearances. The Oakland Raiders (12-4) were in the midst of a great campaign when MVP-caliber quarterback Derek Carr got injured late in the regular season, but no matter, the Raiders look like they’re going to be contenders for the foreseeable future. While Oakland ranked sixth in total offense and seventh in scoring (26.0 ppg), a few upgrades are clearly needed on a defense that ranked in the bottom third across the board this past season. If the Raiders can address some of those needs – and I believe they will with their new front office team intact and on the same page these days – then they could be next season’s surprise Super Bowl participant. And besides, who wouldn’t want to see a high-scoring shootout between the Falcons and Raiders?