When he was put on the spot, CBS analyst Tony Romo predicted a Super Bowl matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars. Romo didn’t pick a winner for the game, but he has been singing the praises of his home state team all summer.
In short, Romo really likes the Jimmy Graham addition and believes the secondary will be greatly improved.
Now, another CBS analyst — Pete Prisco — has jumped on that bandwagon. He’s also predicting a Super Bowl between Green Bay and Jacksonville. And Prisco is picking the Packers to win.
Prisco doesn’t give any reasoning for liking these two teams, as Romo did. He did pick every game of the season, however. He has the Packers as the No. 1 seed in the NFC at 12-4. He also has them winning the NFC North by one game over the Minnesota Vikings.
In Prisco’s simulated season, the Packers also get some revenge in the NFC Championship game, beating the Atlanta Falcons, who smoked them in the same game two years ago.
The Jaguars is an interesting pick to me. Yes, they have a great defense, but I’m not sold on anything that quarterback Blake Bortles does. You can certainly win with great defense and a mediocre signal caller, of course. The Baltimore Ravens have done it twice. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did it. More recently, the Denver Broncos did it.
Jacksonville just seems to be the popular pick because what fun is it to pick New England?