NFL Nation Says: Who wins Super Bowl?
San Francisco 49ers, who have won six consecutive games. That probably includes their wild-card opponent, the Green Bay Packers, who have quarterback Aaron Rodgers back in their lineup but have lost to the 49ers three times in the past year and a half. As well, the Packers' once-proud playoff tradition at Lambeau Field has largely dissipated; they are 3-4 in their past seven postseason games there. The San Diego Chargers have a four-game winning streak, the Philadelphia Eagles won seven of their final eight games, the Cincinnati Bengals finished 5-1 and the Indianapolis Colts have won four of their past five. Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs -- who didn't lose a regular-season game until mid-November -- have dropped five of their past seven games and seem hardly to register in playoff discussions. Who will win Super Bowl XLVIII? In our final NFL Nation Says project of the season, we sought answers -- and explanations -- from players around the NFL:
-- Thad Lewis, Bills quarterback, as told to Mike Rodak
-- Chris Long, Rams defensive end, as told to Nick Wagoner
-- Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver, as told to DiRocco
-- Justin Tuck, New York Giants defensive end, as told to Graziano