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So - 266 games played in the 2013 NFL season, one to go.

Super Bowl XLVIII will be staged Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J., between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos - just as USA TODAY Sports' NFL experts Nate Davis, Lindsay H. Jones and Tom Pelissero predicted back in August. As far as Super Sunday, Lindsay has the Broncos while Nate and Tom are sticking with the Seahawks.

Guest prognosticator Dennis Saulsberry, the USA TODAY Sports "Pick the Playoffs" winner from Kankakee, Ill., likes the Broncos to win 27-16 and thinks Denver RB Knowshon Moreno is poised for a big game.

Without further ado, our fearless foresights:

JARRETT
BELL
JIM
CORBETT
NATE
DAVIS
LINDSAY
H. JONES
PETE
O'BRIEN
TOM
PELISSERO
SIMON
SAMANO
2013 
regular
season
164-91-1
(.643)
158-97-1
(.619)
169-86-1
(.662)
155-100-1
(.607)
172-83-1
(.674)
160-95-1
(.627)
168-87-1
(.658)
2013 
playoffs
7-3 7-3 6-4 9-1 6-4 8-2 6-4
Last
week
1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1
Super Bowl XLVIII: 
Seahawks vs. Broncos
Broncos Broncos Seahawks Broncos Broncos Seahawks Broncos
Score 27-20 27-24 30-28 24-17 31-20 26-23 31-23
Super Bowl MVP Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Marshawn
Lynch
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Percy
Harvin
Peyton
Manning
Seahawk to watch Marshawn
Lynch
Marshawn
Lynch
Kam
Chancellor
Earl
Thomas
Cliff
Avril
Byron
Maxwell
Kam
Chancellor
Bronco to watch Danny
Trevathan
Wes
Welker
Wes
Welker
Julius
Thomas
Wes
Welker
Wes
Welker
Julius
Thomas
Preseason Super Bowl picks Jarrett 
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate 
Davis
Lindsay 
H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
Simon Samano
AFC 
champion
Broncos
Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Bengals
NFC 
champion 
49ers
Falcons
Seahawks
Seahawks 49ers Seahawks 49ers
Super Bowl 
XLVIII 
champion
Broncos
Falcons Seahawks Broncos 49ers
Seahawks 49ers
Award 
winners
Jarrett 
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate 
Davis
Lindsay
H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom 
Pelissero
Simon
Samano
MVP Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Offensive player of the year LeSean
McCoy
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Jamaal
Charles
Josh
Gordon
Drew 
Brees
Peyton
Manning
Defensive player of the year Robert
Mathis
Luke
Kuechly
Richard
Sherman
Earl
Thomas
Richard
Sherman
Robert
Mathis
Luke
Kuechly
Offensive rookie of the year Eddie
Lacy
Eddie
Lacy
Eddie
Lacy
Keenan
Allen
Eddie
Lacy
Eddie
Lacy
Eddie
Lacy
Defensive rookie of the year Sheldon
Richardson
Sheldon
Richardson
Kiko
Alonso
Sheldon
Richardson
Kenny
Vaccaro
Kiko
Alonso
Eric 
Reid
Comeback player of the year Jason
Peters
Darrelle
Revis
Jason
Peters
Philip
Rivers
Knowshon
Moreno
Ryan
Mathews
Philip
Rivers
Coach of the year Ron 
Rivera
Ron 
Rivera
Andy 
Reid
Andy 
Reid
Bruce
Arians
Bruce
Arians
Andy 
Reid
Pre-playoff Super Bowl picks Jarrett 
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate 
Davis
Lindsay 
H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
Simon
Samano
AFC 
champion
Broncos
Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Bengals
NFC 
champion 
49ers
Seahawks Seahawks
Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks 49ers
Super Bowl 
XLVIII 
champion
Broncos
Broncos Seahawks Broncos Broncos Seahawks 49ers
Midseason
Super Bowl 
picks
Jarrett 
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate 
Davis
Lindsay 
H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
Simon
Samano
AFC 
champion
Broncos
Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Bengals
NFC 
champion 
49ers
Seahawks Seahawks
Seahawks 49ers Seahawks 49ers
Super Bowl 
XLVIII 
champion
Broncos
Broncos Seahawks Broncos Broncos Seahawks 49ers
Record 
book
Jarrett
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate 
Davis
Lindsay 
H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
Simon Samano
2013 
regular 
season
164-91-1
(.643)
158-97-1
(.619)
169-86-1
(.662)
155-100-1
(.607)
172-83-1
(.674)
160-95-1
(.627)
168-87-1
(.658)
2012 
regular
season
168-87-1
(.658)
166-89-1
(.650)
174-81-1
(.682)
64-32
(.667)
168-87-1
(.658)
175-80-1
(.686)
2011 
regular 
season
169-87
(.660)
170-86
(.664)
171-85
(.668)

--
169-87
(.660)
-- --
2010 
regular 
season
156-100
(.609)
160-96
(.625)
168-88
(.656)
-- 162-94
(.633)
-- --
2009 
regular 
season
169-87
(.660)
163-93
(.637)
173-83
(.676)
-- 176-80
(.688)
-- --
2008 
regular 
season
161-94-1
(.631)
161-94-1
(.631)
170-85-1
(.666)
-- -- -- --
2007 
regular 
season
163-93
(.637)
-- 174-82
(.680)
-- -- -- --
2006 
regular 
season
143-113
(.559)
-- 158-98
(.617)
-- -- -- --
2005 
regular 
season
156-100
(.609)
-- 172-84
(.672)
-- -- -- --
Note: Picks are made straight up, not against the spread.

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