Monday December 15th, 2014

After a victory on Sunday over the San Diego Chargers, Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton told The Denver Post that at the end of the season, Denver will be "hoisting that trophy."

The Broncos are currently 11-3 and have clinched the AFC West. Their last loss came on Nov. 16 to the St. Louis Rams

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"I don't care if New England doesn't lose again," Knighton said. "I don't care where we have to play. I don't care who our opponent is. We're not going to be satisfied until we hoist that trophy. So if we've got to go to New England (in the playoffs) and win somewhere we're not used to winning, we're going to make it happen."

Asked how confident he was in his prediction, Knighton told the Post to write it down and "put a big period" after it. But hours later, the defensive tackle took to Twitter and said he didn't guarantee a Super Bowl win. 

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Denver won the AFC last season before losing to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII. The franchise last raised the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 1998.

- Molly Geary

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