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Jinxed: Dwight Howard Predicts Falcons Super Bowl Win After Hawks Game (Video)
The Atlanta Falcons had a huge shot at getting to the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers until they got jinxed the day before.
Following a 110-93 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks big man Dwight Howard was asked about the NFC Championship game and he proceeded to jinx the Falcons before they even took the field.
“Rise Up,” Howard shouted to the crowd. “The Falcons are going to the Super Bowl!” The unprompted cheer was met with a loud response.
“I said this is preseason, I don’t want to jinx myself, but I did say the Falcons and the Patriots would be in the Super Bowl. That was my prediction. Hopefully it happens. I don’t want to jinx them, either team. Both are my favorite teams.
“That would be great for the city to see the Falcons go back to the Super Bowl. It’s been a while. I would love to see that happen, especially coming from Atlanta. Go Falcons. Let’s rise up.”
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 22, 2017