By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston


BOSTON (CBS) — Most football fans in New England might remember Terrance Knighton for his cool nickname of “Pot Roast.” Others may remember him as the man who sidestepped Logan Mankins and walloped Tom Brady on a fourth-and-2 in last year’s AFC Championship Game in Denver.

But now, they can all know him as the man who guaranteed that his team is going to win the Super Bowl. And they’re going to run right through the Patriots to do it.

Knighton, 28, felt awfully inspired by his team’s 22-10 win in San Diego on Sunday, so much so that he started making some big Super Bowl predictions.

“It doesn’t matter what happens. At the end of the year, we’re hoisting that trophy,” Knighton said, per Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post.

The Broncos, at 11-3, are tied with the Patriots for the best record in the AFC. But the Patriots own the tie-breaker, having beaten Peyton Manning’s squad 43-21 in New England in early November.

Though Manning has had his issues taking on Bill Belichick’s team in Foxboro, Knighton is not overly concerned about a potential trip to Foxboro in January.

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

Not hedging his bet, Knighton told Kiszla: “Write that, and put a big period after that one.”

Considering Belichick spent last week posting quotes from Dolphins players who were feeling rather confident following a Week 1 win over New England, and considering Darrelle Revis warned opponents that they need to watch what they say, there’s a good chance that the Knighton comments will find their way into 1 Patriot Place in the event of a Broncos-Patriots championship game in January.

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