NEW YORK -- Fred Jackson's rooting interests will be with his old Buffalo Bills backfield mate Sunday.
"I've got to go with Beast Mode, being that Marshawn Lynch was in Buffalo," Jackson told me this afternoon at the Super Bowl media center in Manhattan. "I think he's going to have a big game and be the reason why."
Jackson's score: 27-24, Seattle.
If Jackson's forecast comes true, then Lynch likely would be named MVP, too.
Unless, that is, Jackson's other prediction comes true. Unexpected performances from under-the-radar players can garner MVP attention.
"I also think there's going to be an X-factor somewhere," Jackson said. "Everybody that we expect to make plays will make plays, but somebody outside of Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch. Russell Wilson, the Thomas brothers will step up and make a play."