Sports Illustrated puts out an NFL preview issue every year. In this year’s edition, Peter King predicts that the Denver Broncos will win the AFC and advance to their first Super Bowl in more than a decade. He also predicts that the Broncos will face the Green Bay Packers in the title game.
Fifteen years ago John Elway won a 31-24 shootout with Brett Favre in the Super Bowl. This time Elway will be watching from a Superdome box, not helicoptering over tacklers in San Diego. He’ll wish he had more to do with the outcome. In the Revenge of the Cheeseheads, four miles from [Peyton] Manning’s boyhood home, [Aaron] Rodgers will best Manning in another Super Bowl shootout. Green Bay 33, Denver 30. -Peter King (Sports Illustrated)