New England Patriots: Picks and predictions for the NFL playoff games

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Brady. Brees. What a few weeks of hype this game would be. In the end though, look for the defense to be the difference maker. The improved Patriots defense would put a lot of pressure on Brees to make plays, and while he would make some, this team can hold strong in the red zone.

Perhaps we could have another surprise Super Bowl hero ala Malcolm Butler, like James Harrison, Brandon Bolden, or Jacob Hollister. The possibilities are endless.

Tom Brady will probably win the league MVP this season, and he could take home the Super Bowl MVP trophy once again as well. A win in Super Bowl LII would mean that the Patriots have will won 3 of 4 big games for the second time in this millennium. A 6th Lombardi Trophy would also put that atop the league in a tie with the Steelers for the most wins all-time.

Prediction: Patriots 31, Saints 17

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Agree that the New England Patriots could make another appearance in the Super Bowl? Do you think that Drew Brees and the Saints have the potential to play in Minnesota in February as well? Let me know what you think on Twitter @CandCFanSided and @JakChowder! It’s sure to be a really fun playoff season and I can’t wait to see how it plays out!