HOUSTON – So that's that. Game over. Watch the Vegas line move. TThe Carolina Panthers are going to win the Super Bowl and the New England Patriots are going to have no answer for Stephen Davis.
At least, that is according to the NFL GameDay 2004 "Game Before The Game." For the last eight years – in a twist of brilliant public relations – the people at 989 Sports and PlayStation 2 have paid one player on each Super Bowl team to square off in the video game. All eight years the winner has gone on to win the Super Bowl.
There are a million ways to predict the winner of the big game, but you can't be more accurate than this one.
On Wednesday, in the swank, brand new Icon Hotel in downtown Houston, the Panthers' Steve Smith beat the Patriots' Troy Brown 29-21 with Pat O'Brien and Deion Sanders calling the action in front of about 50 television cameras.
"My game plan was to run the ball," said Smith, a receiver. As a result Davis went for 217 yards and four TDs on just 19 carries.
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