Super Bowl XVLI Prediction

In keeping with my past traditions, I am posting my annual Super Bowl prediction. Now, though I would not recommend taking anything I say straight to your bookie, I can say that last year's prediction of a victory by the Green Bay Packers raised my Super Bowl prognostication record to 6-0 since joining the blogosphere half a decade ago.

This year I see the Patriots coming from behind with a couple of second half TDs to overcome an early Giants lead. I also see the Patriots defense continuing to surprise, limiting Eli Manning and the G-Men to seven second half points.

Other recent successful Historymike predictions:

2011 Prediction: Packers 27, Steelers 21 (Actual Packers 31, Steelers 25).
2010 Prediction: Saints 37, Colts 34 (Actual Saints 31, Colts 17).
2009 Prediction: Steelers 27, Cardinals 21 (Actual 27-23 Steelers win)
2008 Prediction: Giants 27, Patriots 24 (Actual 17-14 Giants win)
2007 Prediction: Colts 27, Bears 21 (Actual 29-17 Colts win)
2006 Prediction: Steelers 24, Seahawks 17 (Actual 21-10 Steelers win)

Feel free to leave your own predictions and/or homer hate mail in the Comments section.