SAN FRANCISCO – ESPN commentators offer their predictions for Super Bowl 50. Of the 25 ESPN picks represented in the chart below, 15 selected the Carolina Panthers while 10 chose the Denver Broncos as the anticipated winner of this weekend’s Super Bowl game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Commentator connections to Super Bowl 50.
In addition to our experts in the Bay Area, Front Row asked some of our forecasters in Bristol, Conn., to share their insights (see video above).
Picking the Panthers:
Tedy Bruschi, NFL Live analyst and three-time Super Bowl champion: 31-20.
Cris Carter, Pro Football Hall of Famer and Sunday NFL Countdown analyst: 27-21
Mike Ditka, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Super Bowl-winning coach and Sunday NFL Countdown analyst: 24-17
Herm Edwards, NFL Live analyst: 27-24.
Mike Golic, co-host of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike: 27-17
Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike: 36-13
Merril Hoge, NFL Live and NFL Matchup analyst: 28-21
Ron Jaworski, NFL Live and NFL Matchup analyst: 31-13
Keyshawn Johnson, Sunday NFL Countdown analyst and Super Bowl champion: 35-17
Danny Kanell, co-host of ESPN Radio’s Russillo and Kanell and former Denver Broncos quarterback: 31-21
Wendi Nix, NFL host: 27-21
Louis Riddick, NFL Front Office Insider: 28-10
Ryen Russillo, co-host of ESPN Radio’s Russillo and Kanell: 21-17
Stephen A. Smith, First Take featured commentator and Sunday NFL Countdown contributor: 31-21
Jim Trotter, NFL Insider: 27-17
Picking the Broncos:
Michelle Beisner, NFL features reporter: 21-17
Chris Berman, Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown host: 23-20
Lindsay Czarniak, SportsCenter anchor: 27-24
Trent Dilfer, Monday Night Countdown analyst and Super Bowl XXXV champion quarterback: 21-20
Tom Jackson, Sunday NFL Countdown analyst: 20-17
Suzy Kolber, NFL Insiders host: 24-20.
Steve Levy, SportsCenter anchor: 27-24.
Adam Schefter, NFL Insider: 19-16
Mark Schlereth, NFL Live analyst and three-time Super Bowl champion: 20-16
Trey Wingo, NFL Live and NFL PrimeTime host: 27-17
Video produced by Taylor Garrett