AOL.com's Countdown to Kickoff: Super Bowl prediction

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What I Think I Think: Seattle Seahawks


Over the last few weeks, we've been prepping for the upcoming NFL season by sharing our predictions -- breaking down each and every division, as well as how we think the postseason will shake out.

As a refresher, we think the Indianapolis Colts will edge the New England Patriots in a rematch of last year's AFC Championship Game, and the Seattle Seahawks making a third straight trip to the Super Bowl, knocking off the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game once again.

All that's left is to pick our champion.

In Super Bowl 50, we have the the Seahawks beating the Colts.

With most of last year's team returning -- plus the infusion of Jimmy Graham into the offense -- Seattle will be title-contention strong once again. Jordy Nelson's injury weakens the Packers just enough to make the Seahawks' run a tad less challenging, and assuming they perform up to par in the regular season, they'll maintain ever-important home field advantage leading up to the big game.

In Andrew Luck's fourth NFL season, strapped with T.Y. Hilton and Andre Johnson, the Colts figure to be even stronger than they were a year ago. A trip to the Super Bowl was just out of their reach last January, but in Chuck Pagano's contract year, there should be a bit of extra motivation to reach the title game in February -- but we have them falling just short.

That does it for our Countdown to Kickoff preview package. The only thing left now is to see how the season plays out -- and debate mercilessly about it at every possible opportunity. We know we can't wait to get started. What about you?

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