November 08, 2019
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The Patriots will win the Super Bowl, according to this 680-pound grizzly bear

Steven Senne | AP
Steven Senne | AP
New England Patriots fans hold placards during an NFL football Super Bowl send-off rally for the tea, Sunday in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Los Angeles Rams are to play the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in a rematch 17 years in the making. But the outcome may very well be the same.

That’s according to Ozzy, a 680-pound prognosticating grizzly bear that ate part of a watermelon cake with the Patriots logo at ZooMontana on Tuesday morning, meaning New England’s own will go on to win their sixth Super Bowl on Sunday, according to the Billings Gazette.

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The grizzly’s predictive eating has been recorded at ZooMontana for seven years, and the zoo says he is 5-1 in predicting Super Bowl champions, according to the Gazette. Ozzy’s only incorrect pick was in 2014, when he called Super Bowl XLVIII for the Denver Broncos. The Broncos lost 43-8 to the Seattle Seahawks, the team’s first Super Bowl win.

Ozzy was given three chances to pick either the Patriots or the Rams, and he picked them each time, the Gazette reports.

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But the Patriots don’t need to just lean on Ozzy for confidence ahead of Sunday’s game.

When the Rams and Patriots last met in at the Super Bowl in 2002, the Patriots defeated the then-St. Louis Rams 20-17. That was the last time the Rams made it to the Super Bowl.


Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the number of Super Bowl championships the New England Patriots have.

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