Nick Jonas, Big Boi, Rachel Platten and Other Stars Make Their Super Bowl Predictions

big boi, andra day, rachel platten, super bowl
Getty Images; AP Images

Big Boi, Andra Day, Rachel Platten and more on their Super Bowl picks!

With the NFL season now in full swing, music luminaries like Big Boi and Nick Jonas are doing the same thing any other football fan worth his or her weight in pigskin is: making premature, totally biased Super Bowl predictions (and fearing Tom Brady and the New England Patriots after Deflategate).

Work Out Like an NFL Player: Falcons & Seahawks Team DJs Share Their Best Pump-Up Songs

Rachel Platten: “The Patriots! With all that went on with my boy Brady, he’s going to be handing out beatings -- and leading the league in handsome.”

Nick Jonas: “I’m a die-hard Giants fan, and I have complete faith in them, for no other reason than I love them. They will get it done.”

Darius Rucker: “I keep saying Packers-Dolphins, because that’s what my heart tells me. I haven’t been this excited for a Dolphins season in a while. Adding [defensive tackle] Ndamukong Suh was a great thing. But playing in Brady’s division, it’s hard. Last time the Patriots were mad, they went 18-1.”

Zach Swon, The Swon Brothers: “In our hearts we want to believe that the Detroit Lions will win, but every Detroit fan knows that it’s always a rebuilding year. So if I had to pick, I’d seriously have to say the Seahawks. They just seem to be the most put-together.”

Andra Day: “I will always root for the San Diego Chargers -- it’s my home team -- but I think the Houston Texans have a chance. Their squad looks dangerous.”

Darius Rucker Previews NFL Season: Dolphins for the Super Bowl, Fear Tom Brady

Dan Smyers, Dan & Shay: “The Steelers will win the Super Bowl. Why? Because I’m from Pittsburgh, and it would be blasphemy to pick anyone else.”

Big Boi: “If we can increase the running game with Ray Rice, Atlanta Falcons all the way. If they can’t get past personality disorders and can’t run the ball, I see the Brady Bunch winning it all again.”

Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield and Chris Payne.

An edited version of this article originally appeared in the Sept. 26 issue of Billboard.


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.