Former NFL stars give their Super Bowl predictions: Patriots or Rams?


Everywhere you go, there is one answer everyone wants to know – who is going to win Super Bowl 53? Eyewitness News tracked down a handful guys that have experienced this big game, to get their predictions. Patriots or Rams?

The Patriots have won 5 Super Bowl Titles. The Rams won their only Lombardi Trophy, nearly two decades ago. Not surprisingly, when talking to a couple of former Super Bowl MVP’s, experience matters.

“I just give a slight edge to Tom Brady in the moment,” Super Bowl XXXIV MVP Kurt Warner said. “I saw it way back 17 years ago, two minutes to go, he leads his team down to win a Super Bowl.”

“I said it once, I said it twice, I say it again,” Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes said. “Don’t count out number 12.”

When it comes to players and coaches that have multiple Super Bowl Titles, the predictions are a little more balanced.

“I think it is going to be tight,” former NFL player/coach Tony Dungy said. “I think the Patriots will get out to the lead. I think the Rams will edge their way back into it, and the Patriots with a last minute, one way or another, will win.”

“Give the benefit of the doubt to New England being that they have some experience playing in the Super Bowl,” three-time Super Bowl champion, Ed McCaffrey. “That doesn’t just mean the game, that means the two weeks leading up to the game, but L.A. is pretty talented.”

“It’s almost a pick’em game for me,” three-time Super Bowl champion Michael Irvin said. “The Rams have everything they need to give the Patriots a fit.”

A couple of “Reggie’s” who also have Super Bowl titles weighed in, where it was back to Belichick, Brady, and their bunch.

“I think the Patriots are going to win on Sunday,” Super Bowl XLIV Reggie Bush said. “Nobody executes better than the Patriots.”

“I think it falls to the Patriots,” Super Bowl XLI winner Reggie Wayne said. “It falls to them. I do think experience matters.”

While the Patriots have proven they can execute on the biggest stage, the Rams are ready to prove that they can too.

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