The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday when the defending champion Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of the 2012 "Fail Mary" game. Can the Seahawks become the first team in 10 years to repeat as champs? Are the 49ers on the outside looking in given Aldon Smith's suspension and NaVorro Bowman's injury?

SI.com football experts Don Banks, Greg Bishop, Chris Burke, Ben Eagle, Doug Farrar, Austin Murphy and Joan Niesen make their predictions for Super Bowl XLIX, MVP and more.

 

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