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Expert predictions: Super Bowl XLVII

Which teams will outlast the competition to clash for this season's championship?

Originally Published: September 3, 2012
ESPN.com

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 ...

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