Knighton on Super Bowl: 'We're hoisting that trophy'

The Denver Broncos haven't looked dominant in more than a month and are currently in line to need a playoff victory in Foxboro to return to the Super Bowl -- let alone win it.

But they keep piling wins and nothing was going to stop defensive tackle Terrance Knighton proclaiming his faith in his teammates on Sunday follwing a division-clinching win over the Chargers.

"It doesn't matter what happens. At the end of the year, we're hoisting that trophy," Knighton told The Denver Post's Mark Kiszla. "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. 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."

When asked how confident he was by Kiszla, Pot Roast doubled down on his emphasis.

"Write that," said Knighton. "And put a big period after that one."

The defensive lineman was so pumped he was fine with any sort of punctuation when prodded.

"Exclamation point!" Knighton insisted.

Later that night after seeing his own quotes from The Post, Knighton tweeted that he didn't guarantee a Super Bowl.

"I didn't guarantee a super bowl win. I just said I don't give a (expletive) who we play. We as a team have one goal. Being super bowl champs," he wrote.

Sorry, Mr. Pot Roast, but "we're hoisting that trophy" pretty much speaks for itself. Even if the defensive lineman was just trying to say he'd take on all comers at any park, it's not like he was going to say he or his team would lose.

With the AFC West locked down and a potential first-round bye just two weeks away, Knighton will be able to back up whatever proclamation he is trying to make in short order.

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