HOLBROOK, NY – Super Bowl Sunday is finally here. Yee-haw! Here are today’s topics: Super Bowl, Super Bowl MVP, Knicks Trades, Mets Roster.
Super Bowl Sunday
Patrick Mahomes has led the Chiefs to their 4th Super Bowl in 5 years, despite an offense that looked broken at times throughout the season. This has been far and away the most impressive playoff run for Mahomes, going on the road to defeat Buffalo and Baltimore. The 49ers defense hasn’t looked good the entire postseason and narrowly escaped being upset by Detroit and Green Bay. The San Francisco defense is particularly vulnerable to the run game. Expect a heavy dose of Isiah Pacheco for KC. Mahomes is going to score – that we know. This game will come down to Brock Purdy, though. If Purdy doesn’t turn the ball over, the Niners win. The strength of the KC defense, led by Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnolo, is its pass defense. The KC pass defense has shut down a myriad of number one receivers this season… I expect the 49ers to give Christian McCaffrey 25 touches. Not going out on a limb on that one. However, the true X Factor for San Francisco will be George Kittle. Kits will be able to exploit the biggest flaw of this KC defense and I believe a multi TD game is certainly in play. Give me San Francisco in a classic 24-23.
Super Bowl MVP
Something interesting that may be worth a flier is the 49er play-makers in the Super Bowl MVP market. The way the 49ers have succeeded this year, it’s rare they distribute the ball evenly. That means we will likely see one of Aiyuk, Deebo, or Kittle with a monster game and a shot at MVP- if SF wins. CMC is the obvious favorite to have a huge game but at +320 that’s no fun. Deebo Samuel at +2500 and George Kittle at +6500 are absolutely live for multi-TD games.
The Knicks acquired Bojan Bogadanovic and Alec Burks from the Pistons. I love it. Bogdanovic is an excellent shooter and can give a consistent 18-a-night. Burks will be an excellent scorer off the bench and provides even more depth to what’s already one of the deepest rosters in the NBA. Once this team is fully healthy, Boston is the only squad standing in the way of winning the Eastern Conference.
Pitchers and catchers report in a matter of days and this team is lacking depth throughout the lineup. JD Martinez and Jorge Soler remain unsigned. Both would be an excellent fit a DH and provide a much needed boost to the heart of the Mets lineup. Don’t hold your breath, though, as the new regime seems set heading into Opening Day with the roster they have.
That’s it for me, comment below and come back tomorrow for the Sports Rain Man, Junoir Blaber, who will likely decide NOT to talk about the Super Bowl, the day after it.