Bleacher Report columnist Mike Freeman went out on quite the limb Friday afternoon by picking the Super Bowl XLVIII matchup via twitter and the tweet speaks for itself.
Washington-Pittsburgh Super Bowl. Boom.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) August 16, 2013
Freeman thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins will be the two best teams in the NFL in 2013. To quote the great Ricky Bobby, “With all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on.”
For Freeman’s sake, we’ll briefly entertain his bold prediction. With NFL great Mike Shanahan on the sideline and young-gun Robert Griffin III taking snaps, if he completely recovers from his torn ACL, the Skins may stand a chance. However, the Las Vegas odds (40-1) are more realistic with a Redskin’s defense, although rejuvenated with some offseason acquisitions, still very weak at pass coverage.
When you throw the Steelers into the conversation, questions really begin to arise. Odds makers have Pittsburgh ranked fourth in the AFC to reach the Super Bowl behind New England, Denver, and Houston. Even with these decent odds, one team could possibly that could actually win the AFC North over the Burgh is Cincinnati. With Andy Dalton looking to make leaps in his third season, the Bengals and their deep receiving corps may need to use “terrible towels” to help clean up the mess they’ll create for the Steelers.
The most logical prediction for the Super Bowl XLVIII came from Denver’s own linebacker Von Miller who took his own Broncos to face the San Francisco 49ers, so Freeman, good day sir. I said good day.