ESPN.com picks: Half have Pats winning SB


ESPN experts' NFL predictions for 2011 - ESPN via kwout

ESPN.com’s NFL season predictions are out, and -- just as the Red Sox dominated the preseason picks in baseball -- big things are expected of the Patriots this season.

A whopping six of the 12 experts polled pick the Patriots to win the Super Bowl, and nine have them at least in the big game. Just one person picked the Jets to win the Super Bowl. Two of the 12 had the Jets winning the AFC East. The other 10 picked New England.

In terms of individual honors, just two of the 12 people polled had Tom Brady repeating as the NFL MVP and the same number had Bill Belichick winning Coach of the Year.