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Mario Manningham

One of these 12 teams will win the Super Bowl

One of these 12 teams will win the Super Bowl

This week, each of the 32 NFL teams will start their seasons with renewed hope and dozens of reasons -- real or imagined -- to believe that they will be the ones leaving their sweaty fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy at season’s end. But let’s be honest here: Most of those teams won’t come remotely close to touching it.

That’s why I’m going to spare you the suspense and weed out more than half the field before they play their first games. One of the following teams will win it all in New Orleans, and you’ll notice a common thread among them: It’s the quarterbacks. History has shown it’s nearly impossible to win without a pretty good one.

And in case you are wondering, I...