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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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