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Let's revisit the pre-season Super Bowl predictions from the 25 pundits we tracked from ESPN and Sports Illustrated.


Five pundits had the Ravens making the Super Bowl, while three had the 49ers making it. Only two, however, had them both: Dennis Dillon and Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated, both of whom picked the Ravens to win it all.

PunditAFCNFCSuper Bowl
Dennis Dillon (SI)Ravens49ersRavens
Jim Trotter (SI)Ravens49ersRavens
Kevin Seifert (ESPN)RavensPackersPackers
Bill Williamson (ESPN)RavensEaglesEagles
Dan Graziano (ESPN)RavensPackersPackers
Kerry J. Byrne (SI)Texans49ersTexans
Adam Schefter (ESPN)TexansPackersPackers
Andrew Brandt (ESPN)RavensPackersPackers
Andrew Perloff (SI)PatriotsPackersPatriots
Ashley Fox (ESPN)PatriotsPackersPatriots
Bill Barnwell (ESPN)TexansPackersPackers
Chris Burke (SI)PatriotsPackersPatriots
Don Banks (SI)TexansPackersPackers
James Walker (ESPN)PatriotsPackersPatriots
Jamison Hensley (ESPN)TexansCowboysCowboys
Jeff Diamond (SI)TexansGiantsGiants
Jeffri Chadiha (ESPN)TexansPackersPackers
John Clayton (ESPN)PatriotsPackersPackers
KC Joyner (ESPN)PatriotsPackersPackers
Matt Williamson (ESPN)PatriotsPackersPatriots
Mike Sando (ESPN)PatriotsPackersPackers
Pat Yasinskas (ESPN)PatriotsPackersPatriots
Paul Kuharsky (ESPN)PatriotsFalconsFalcons
Peter King (SI)BroncosPackersPackers
Tom Mantzouranis (SI)TexansCowboysTexans

For context, Vegas pegged Baltimore to have a 12% chance of winning the AFC and San Francisco to have a 14% chance of winning the NFC.

Once the Super Bowl is complete, we will update our NFL Pundit Rankings. To see all the individual picks and to make your Super Bowl prediction, visit our Sports section.


PunditTracker's mission is to bring accountability to the prediction industry by cataloging and scoring the predictions of pundits.

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