It's that wonderful time of year when every NFL team believes it's a Super Bowl contender.
Elite teams, buoyed by the swagger of past success, already know they have the ability to make a deep playoff run. Upstarts are fueled by a maddening desire to take the next step and join pro football's top echelon. Sleepers and underdogs are motivated by perceived disrespect to prove all the haters wrong.
Then the games begin, and the narrative of the season is written.
Some teams overachieve and surprise us for the better. Others underachieve and stupefy us with their failure. Ultimately, as the season progresses and the spotlight burns brighter, 12 teams will earn playoff invitations. Of course, only two teams can emerge as parties to the NFL championship. Who will they be?
We tap our experts for their Super Bowl XLVII picks.