The puppies have two rules: 'no butt-sniffing, no colluding'

By Nick Romano
February 01, 2018 at 08:13 AM EST

Every year before Super Bowl Sunday, Jimmy Fallon keeps a tradition alive: the Tonight Show host brings a litter of puppies to predict the victor. On Wednesday night, he brought 11 pooches to throw their two cents in as to whether the New England Patriots or the Philadelphia Eagles will win the day.

According to the pups, the Patriots will be crowned the victors once again.

With names like Ron Bell, Kyle McAdams, Mary Kennedy, Ted Mooney, Donna Braylon, Peter Winston, Roger Blain, Lisa Armstrong, Bruce Devins, Angie Griffin, and Gary Frick Jr., the puppies were given two rules: “no butt-sniffing, no colluding.”

When Fallon gave the signal, they flooded the stage towards two bowls filled with food — one signifying the Patriots and another for the Eagles. It was an adorable puppy pileup.

It’s not the most accurate method. Fallon’s puppies predicted a victory for the Seattle Seahawks for Super Bowl XLIX, though the Patriots took home the trophy. Their prediction came to pass for Super Bowl L when the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers, but they were off again when their pick for Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons, lost to the Patriots.

So, Eagles fans, take all of this with a grain of salt.

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