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Sports Illustrated picks Packers to win Super Bowl

Posted by Mike Spofford on August 29, 2012 – 1:32 pm

The annual Sports Illustrated NFL Preview issue has picked the Packers to defeat the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVII.

SI senior writer Peter King made the prediction for the magazine. King correctly predicted two years ago that the Packers and Steelers would meet in the Super Bowl, but he had the Steelers winning.

King has the Packers taking a similar path to the title this year. He has Green Bay finishing 11-5 and earning an NFC wild-card playoff berth and No. 5 seed, with the Bears winning the NFC North title on a tiebreaker. Then he has the Packers defeating the Cowboys and Bears on the road in the first two rounds of the playoffs before hosting the No. 6 seed Saints in the NFC title game, with Green Bay prevailing.

The predictions also include Packers QB Aaron Rodgers winning Offensive Player of the Year, and Broncos QB Peyton Manning winning league MVP.

SI’s NFL Preview issue hits newsstands this week.

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26 Responses to “Sports Illustrated picks Packers to win Super Bowl”

  1. By Larry on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    The Broncos with Manning ??? Seriously ???

  2. By Don Z on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    A tie with Da BEARS, NOT. COWBOYS Never make it. New Orleans no coach. Rodgers Mvp ,Manning broken arm.

  3. By Bears Year Ahead on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    Peckers won’t finish better than 9-7. Too many holes and not enough puddy! When you’re relying on Dog Benson to run the ball, Marshall Newhouse to guard your backside, Graham-cracker Harrell to back-up your team-carrying QB when he gets blasted by a blown Newhouse assignment, and Sam Shields at corner, you’ve got major problems. King’s “prediction” is essentially a reprise of what happened two years ago with one major exception—he has the peckers winning at Lambeau in a playoff game, which they have proven they can’t do! Bears win the division and make a bunch of noise—peckers get a better draft pick.

  4. By gbp on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think this Mr. King had a “bad” dream.

  5. By John on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    Beating the Bears was so much better at Soldier field anyway…behind two picks by Shields…with the Bears horrible backup QBs failing…after Cutler first failed, of course. Looks like you’ve mixed up your teams, you silly goose.

  6. By Airrod12 on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    Re: Bears Year Ahead

    Who needs to win a home playoff game when you can go to Chicago and do it. What was the name of that trophy again? It doesn’t get any worse than letting your top rival come in and win on your field on their way to winning the Super Bowl. How embarrassing. Nothing you say can top what was done to you.

  7. By gbpfan4life on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    to bears year ahead. while your smack talking our next super bowl champion packers, just wrap your memory around how your quarterback quit with an owie during the 2010 nfc title game. better check the waiver wire from the little sisters of the poor for a proven quarterback. see you in the cellar!

  8. By Tarlam on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    I take the Bears very seriously every year now that they have a decent front office.

    No matter what happens, I will always cherish that NFCCG win at Soldiers Field. Until the Bears come to Lambeau to play for the Hallas trophy and actually win it we Packers fans own bragging rights. And Bears fans know it!

  9. By XWRFan on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    I would be more concerned about the Lions giving the Pack problems down the stretch than the Bears. I have never been a Lion fan, but they have drafted some good athletes over the last couple of years…. we’ll see if they can get their priorities straight before we make any predictions.

  10. By Jankia on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with the 11-5 but that will easily take the divsion so it wont be a wild card.It wouldnt surprise me to see a Packer-Texans Superbowl.

  11. By Doug on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    Packers 12 & 4, Bears will be 3rd, Packers win division. They meet Pats in SB.

  12. By airpacker12 on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply


  13. By Green n Goldmember on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    Packers will be 13-3 this year, winning the division and could very well meet the Broncos in SB XLVII. Revenge for SB XXII which I know some of us still hold onto.

  14. By evergreen on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    cowboys in playoffs,, never. giants probably eagles
    maybe.packers finnish first,,,only if lions beat bears
    AFC sb team,,,if not denver than who ???? ravens???

  15. By WindyCityPackerFan1 on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey guy’s, I hate to tell you, but “bears years ahead” is right. They WILL be making noise this year…in fact, they’re still crying over the butt whooping we gave them on their turf, in the biggest game ever, the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP game! So, mister bya, until “da bores” actually acomplish something other than, sitting on their butts watching the Packers win it all again, I wouldn’t be spewing your stupidity all over the internet!

  16. By dennymack4dpack on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    instructions for packer season: 1. set cheese on edge. 2. give them a little push. 3. they will ROLL for years!

  17. By Milwaukee Road on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    As an owner of the greatest sports franchise in the history of sports I kinda like the stupidity of bears fan’s. If we tie for first place it will be because we forfeited all of our games and the the Lions and Vikings quit the league. That’s the only way a sorry team like the bears will ever tie the packers for first place in the division. Besides, the bears have ruined much better quarter backs than Jay Crybaby Cutler.

  18. By James Kopesky on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    After watching the Giants embarrass what passes for an O-line in Chicago, I’m guessing Cutler makes it through 6 games before he quits. We have 4 studs on the O-line and a relative newbie at left tackle. What I like about Newhouse is he’s athletic and shows heart. He’ll be fine. What I get from Bear fans is they are hoping Rodgers gets hurt because then they may have a chance to lose respectfully.

  19. By Roland Christmas on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Cute Picks Peter King. Just because you totally struck out on your predictions last year you’re trying to be cute and “bold” I want to know the last time Peyton Manning went on the road and won a cold playoff game (dont worry i’ll wait). Less known the AFC championship and he’s supposed to do this with an average running game and average receivers. I guess Peyton will be EXTRA motivated to win a second ring like little brother. If you really wanted to be bold you’d FINALLY predict the Giants to win a division and stop picking the Iggles and Cowturds like you do every year.

  20. By nick perry on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Look at all these delusional Bears fans! We spanked you’re rear 2 years ago and made the biznich QUIT! Who’s your backup QB. Jason Campbell? Really?? It must really blow to be a windy city moron. Of coarse anyone who starts their sentence with Da, would you expect anything less.

  21. By buttseriously on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Jay Cutler;….. Mommie, my butt still hurts from the 2010 NFC Chamionship game when I quit. Will you kiss it and make it better!

    Mommie; …..OK Jay, this is the last time. Just move your head!

  22. By Tanto on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHA Lots of Bears fans wasting their time on our site. I guess it is about time you look at a winning team

  23. By Shaun on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I can believe it. I’m a packers fan, but last year all Denver needed was a real QB. Broncos D scored a lot of the points last year and came up with huge turnover/stops. Now tebow is gone he will be nothing. Manning will at least give them the opportunity to get far into the playoff this year, IF he can stay healthy. They will have a pretty good team.

  24. By Shaun on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    You smoke way to much spice… Be realistic now. Bears will be alright this year. If you really think the packers will be that bad you don’t know much about football. I don’t even know why I am taking time out of my day to comment on your post.

  25. By Bears Year Ahead on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Just sit back and drink your home kool-aid and keep foolin yourselves! You’re all ~still~ hung up on 2 years ago. That’s like ancient history in NFL terms. Cutler finally has some weapons, will be playing with leads, & the Bears continue to have a far superior defense and special teams the the peckers!. What’s changed to the Bears advantage is precisely the pecker’s weaknesses now: QB depth & RB depth. Bears got it, peckers and their fans can just yearn for the “old days”…….get used to it peckerheads—-it’s over baby! Bears kick pecker butts on 9/13. I’ll chat at ya again then!

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