A guide to Red & White’s Super Bowl Contest

Davis Corman, Editor-in-Chief






Our poll is linked at the end of this story. Note that you must use an email ending in “@basd.net” to participate.

As the Super Bowl is taking place this Sunday in Glendale, Arizona, the Red and White newspaper is holding a school-wide contest on predicting the results. There will be five total questions, and whoever answers the most correctly will win a prize! See below for in-depth information about each question.

Question #1: Who do you think will win the Superbowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) award?

The ‘MVP’ award is given to a player, defense or offense, who is believed to have been most impactful to the game—in other words, who played the best. It is important to note that this is only given to a player on the WINNING team.  

Question #2: What do you think the points spread will be?

The points spread of the Super Bowl is the difference in points scored of the two teams. For example, if the Kansas City Chiefs win 27-21, the points spread is 6 (27 – 21 = 6). For this question, it doesn’t matter who wins, simply what you think the spread of points will be. Over the past 10 years, the spreads have ranged from 3 to 23.

Question #3: Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?

This question asks who will have the most points by the end of the game. It is the winner and fairly self-explanatory. According to CBS, the Philadelphia Eagles are favored to win. 

Question #4: How many total points do you think will be scored by the end of the game?

The total points scored is asking what the sum of both teams’ scores will be by the conclusion of the game. For example, if the Kansas City Chiefs win 27-21, the total points spread 48 ( 27 + 21 = 48). According to CBS, they have projected the total points scored to be 50.

Question #5: What side will the coin land on for the coin toss?

For our final question, we decided to add a little bit of luck to our contest. For this, you are simply guessing which side of the coin-toss will land on. You have two options: heads or tails.