Several weeks ago, Adam Schein told listeners on Mad Dog Sports Radio that he liked the Atlanta Falcons to contend for a Super Bowl. Thursday, he made his prediction official.

In a column for, Schein wrote that he likes Matt Ryan to guide Atlanta to a Super Bowl victory over the Houston Texans this February at MetLife Stadium.

“[W]hat could be more fitting than a quarterback dubbed “Ice” raising the Lombardi Trophy with snow falling from the sky?,” Schein wrote.

According to Schein, the Falcons will snag the top seed in the NFC as the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks beat each other up in the loaded NFC West. Then in the playoffs, between an improved defense featuring rookie cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, and a loaded offense led by the recently-extended Ryan and veteran free agent running back Steven Jackson, Atlanta will win the franchise’s first Super Bowl.

“Plenty of other NFC teams boast dynamic offenses — including the Seahawks, 49ers, Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints, all projected playoff teams on my card,” Schein wrote, “but I don’t think any of them have as much firepower as Atlanta.”

Schein likes the Texans out of the AFC partially due to the Matt Schaub-led offense and Brian Cushing and JJ Watt-led defense, and partially because he’s not much of a believer in Houston’s competition — the depleted Baltimore Ravens, shallow New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals.

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 3, Schein’s show on SiriusXM, Schein on Sports, will be moving to a new time: 12-3 pm ET on Mad Dog Sports Radio, channel 86.

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