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Pens make their Super Bowl LIV predictions

by Penguins Staff @PensInsideScoop / Penguins

The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers are set to face off in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The Penguins will be watching from Washington D.C. after they take on the Capitals at 12:30 p.m.

A few of the guys made predictions - here's who they picked and why…

Sidney Crosby : "I'm going with the Chiefs. I like the way they play. It's fun to watch their offense work so hoping for a lot of points from them, hopefully a win. I don't have a score prediction. I don't think it will be anything crazy. It's the Super Bowl, maybe they'll settle for field goals a little bit more just to get points, so I wouldn't expect it to be too high-scoring."

Jack Johnson : "Chiefs. San Fran's got a great defense obviously, and I'm not a football expert by any means but as a casual fan I just don't know if their defense will be able to hold Kansas City off the entire game. I don't know San Fran's offense can score with KC. KC's got a good enough defense to give San Fran some fits too. I'm hoping for a close game. I'm hoping it'll come down to the fourth quarter."

Brandon Tanev : "Probably Kansas City. They've got the best and most important player on the field. I think it's going to be a tight game but hopefully my prediction will hold itself true. I think it's a little more low-scoring and the people expect it to be, but I think it'll be a really good game and that's what everybody wants."

Jared McCann : "I think I got the 49ers. Jimmy Garoppolo, he learned from one of the best in Tom Brady. And he's already got two Super Bowl rings as a backup, so he's been in the spotlight a lot. So I just got to go with him."

Teddy Blueger : "I don't know, maybe San Fran. I just feel like they seem to have a better defense from what I understand. (McCann interjects: KC?) Nah, San Fran. (McCann: Yeah, San Fran's going to win. Jimmy Garoppolo is already a two-time Superbowl Champion as a backup so how can you argue with that, right?) You never know obviously, but I'd probably pick San Fran. I'm a decent football person but more with fantasy football. Once fantasy is done I kind of fall out a little bit, I guess. We got third this year. Casey (DeSmith) and Schultzy (Justin Schultz) won."

Bryan Rust : "The Chiefs. I think they're a slight favorite. I'd like to see them win. They're a fun team to watch. They have a high-flying offense, got some guys who can make some really fun plays to watch. I think any time you have a team like that, you can get on their side pretty quickly. I think the score will be 37-31 in overtime."

Zach Aston-Reese: "It's tough. I watched a little bit of the media day and Garoppolo seemed like he's just happy to be there. So I don't know. I'm judging off the QBs' attitudes and obviously I don't know anything about it, and I would probably say the same things, but it just seems that the odds are in Kansas City's favor. I'm going to go with them. But I'm not betting on it, I'm just there to enjoy the commercials."

Matt Murray: "I'd probably say the Chiefs just because I think their offense is one of the most potent that I've seen, for sure. Then San Fran has a great defense, obviously. I don't know. I really don't know much about football, so I don't really want to make a prediction one way or the other. But I just think the Chiefs will be tough to stop."

John Marino : "I think the 49ers. I think they got a good defense and Jimmy G. used to be a Patriot, so I trust him (laughs)."

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