Super Bowl LIV Picks

By the Football Garbage Time Staff

If you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year.

And if you’ve been following us, you know that we here at Football Garbage Time have gone head to head against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks for the last 4 seasons.  Why?  Because they’re awesome competitors, they KNOW their sports, and, heck, they’re just good guys!  This year we’ll have their picks up right HERE, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long.

Without further to do, here we go:

Super Bowl LIV

San Francisco 49ers @ Kansas City Chiefs

Spread: Chiefs at -1.5

Over/Under: 54

Ha Kung Wong’s Pick

San Francisco 49ers

Ha Kung’s Thoughts:

Last year I ended up with a 66% record for the season, so that’s four years in a row with over a 60% pick rate.  I’m currently in 2nd place with a 171-94 record (64.5%).

Plus, I had a 94% record on Locks of the Week last year.  This year, I ended up close at 16-3 (84.2%) for Locks of the Week, and 12-7 (63.2%) on Upsets of the Week.  Not too shabby.

Want to know why I picked the 49ers?  Check out my Super Bowl LIV Preview here!

Joanne Kong’s Pick

San Francisco 49ers

Joanne’s Thoughts:

One team has the better offense thanks to quarterback Patrick Mahomes, last year’s MVP.  The proclaimed Heinz Ketchup lover was out for three games this season and still managed 4,031 passing yards and 26 passing touchdowns.

The other team has the better defense (not to slight their offense…because that would be a mistake).  The 49ers defense allowed the 2nd least total yards (281.8) and second least passing yards (169.2) during the regular season.  The New England Patriots were the only team with better defensive stats.  Passing on the 49ers is a tall order, but it’s been done before.  Just check out week 14 where Drew Brees and the Saints managed to score 48 points with 4 passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown.  The 49ers won that one 48 to 46.

Yeah, it’s a tough call…but I have the 49ers taking it on the back of their defense.

Scott King’s Pick

San Francisco 49ers

Scott’s Thoughts:

This is truly a tossup and I don’t know how it will end up. But I’m going with the old adage, defense wins championships. If the Chiefs fall behind against the 49ers, they’re not coming back. Hope for a great game.

Wole’s Pick

Kansas City Chiefs

Wole’s Thoughts:

I have the Chiefs winning.

The San Francisco 49ers’ defense will contain Kansas Chiefs’ Quarterback Patrick Mahomes for most of the game but he will do a little more than Jimmy G and that Niners’ offense. The Chiefs offense is just too fast. The Niners‘ defense hasn’t seen speed like KC all season. The Chiefs win in a close one 27-24

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Ray’s Pick

Kansas City Chiefs

Ray’s Thoughts:

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George’s Pick

Kansas City Chiefs

George’s Thoughts:

This matchup is so tough. I should be four-square behind the San Francisco 49ers. The way there team plays represents the values I believe in the NFL. But Pat Mahomes.
The 49ers can run the ball with 3 different guys (though Tevin Coleman will be out). They build off that with play-action passing and opportunistic deep throws. But Pat Mahomes.
They play great defense and get after the QB. The 49ers can turn you over or just stop you.

But Pat Mahomes.

Jimmy Garoppolo was Tom Brady’s chosen successor and despite coming off an ACL injury, that takes nearly every other QB 2 years to get past, was excellent this year. But Pat Mahomes.

And in the end that’s why I am taking the Chiefs. Pat Mahomes is the best player in the NFL and without his injury might’ve won the MVP again (no shade on Lamar Jackson). He has a fleet of roadrunners to throw the ball to, any of whom can take a short pass to the end zone. He has Travis Kelce, one of the best tight ends in football. Also even though the 49ers have excellent special teams they don’t have an X-Factor like Mecole Hardman in kick returns and you can’t understate his importance in their playoff run. Mahomes is even good enough to overcome Andy Reid’s sometimes sketchy coaching in big playoff games. Mahomes really is a transcendent player at the quarterback position. And he will crown his meteoric rise with a Super Bowl win and an MVP. KC 41-31

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