As Nate Silver predicted correctly on Election Day, now he’s back with his prediction for Super Bowl XLVII: the Patriots vs. the Seahawks. Silver goes with their run of late-season blowouts as evidence that the Seahawks are super-ready, even over more popular picks like San Francisco or Atlanta.

…While the 49ers had the better offense and defense, the Ravens had the best special teams in the league this year. If they do pull off the upset, on the heels of Steve Weatherford’s game-changing performance for the Giants in last year’s Super Bowl, perhaps it will be time for a new cliché: punters win championships. But don’t count on that. – NYTimes Nate Silver Picks the Super Bowl, via