NFL PLAYOFF PREVIEW: PETER KING PREDICTS SAINTS OVER PATRIOTS 34–24 IN SUPER BOWL XLVI

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The four quarterbacks on the regional covers of Sports Illustrated’s NFL Playoff Preview—Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, New England’s Tom Brady, New Orleans’s Drew Brees and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger—have combined to win seven of the past 10 Super Bowls, including four Super Bowl MVP awards. Senior NFL writer Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) predicts that Brady and Brees will square off in a duel of record-breaking quarterbacks in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, with the Saints beating the Patriots 34–24. King’s complete predictions are listed below:

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Also included in this week’s NFL Playoff Preview are scouting reports on all 12 teams, including telling statistics, a player “on the spot” and detailed write-ups on what each team needs to do to advance. Additionally, Peter King bestows his 2011 Awards:

PETER KING’S 2011 AWARDS

Most Valuable Player: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers

Offensive Player of the Year: Drew Brees, QB, Saints

Defensive Player of the Year: Justin Smith, DE, 49ers

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Cam Newton, QB, Panthers

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Von Miller, OLB, Broncos

Comeback Player of the Year: D’Qwell Jackson, MLB, Browns

Coach of the Year: Jim Harbaugh, 49ers

Executive of the Year: Mike Brown, President, Bengals


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