Recap of the Falcon Flash Sports Super Bowl Predictions


The Falcon Flash Staff’s pregame Super Bowl predictions. (Click to enlarge)

Peter O.

Super Bowl LVII is over, and the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in a game that could go down in history as one of the greatest Super Bowls of all-time. Before Sunday’s big game, the Falcon Flash Staff made some predictions about the winner, score and Most Valuable Player (MVP). Some of those predictions were close, some were not, and others were extremely far into left field. Below are the predictions coupled with how they aged after the big game played out.

Overall Predictions:

Our staff was evenly split for this game with four of us picking the Chiefs and four of us picking the Eagles. Interestingly, after the game, none of us aside from Ethan are over .500 with our picks. All of the score predictions were relatively close to the actual outcome, but Ethan and Matteo were the closest, with Matteo being only a combined four points from the final score. Jalen Hurts was the most common MVP pick with four people selecting him, but only Seby and Matteo picked Patrick Mahomes, the actual choice for the award.

Chiefs Predictions:

Seby’s choice of Mahomes for Super Bowl MVP was spot on. With the Chiefs offense scoring seemingly at will, it only made sense to pick the player that makes everything the Chiefs do possible. Mahomes looked like the best player in the world during this game, and though he was undoubtedly hampered by his ankle, his pocket poise and ability to make whatever play that Kansas City needed him to was more than enough to get the job done. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (MVS), on the other hand, did not live up to the expectations placed upon him. He did not finish with a single tangible statistic of any kind, but also did not need to with Mahomes and his other weapons stepping up.

Eagles Predictions:

In hindsight, Haason Reddick was not a very good prediction at all to win Super Bowl MVP. While it was correct that splash plays on defense would be needed for a Philadelphia win, Reddick and Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Gannon were just not able to come up with those big plays. In fact, the entire Eagles defense produced no turnovers or sacks, and Reddick, even though he got some pressure, was never able to finish the play. The prediction for Jalen Hurts, on the other hand, was spot-on even in a loss. Hurts finished the day with four touchdowns, and made big plays throughout the day with his arms and legs. Although his gutsy performance was not enough to secure the win, he convinced much of America that he had an argument at being the most valuable player in this game.