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Pro Bowl C Kalil predicts Panthers win Super Bowl

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CHARLOTTE (AP) -- Ryan Kalil predicts the Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl this season -- and he put his money where his mouth is to prove it.

The Panthers three-time Pro Bowl center took out a full page advertisement in the Charlotte Observer on Wednesday boldly declaring fans will be rewarded for their unwavering support with a "one hundred-percent, sterling silver victory -- the Lombardi Trophy.''

That's a bold prediction for a team coming off a 6-10 season that hasn't won a playoff game since 2005.

But Kalil believes in his teammates.

In the 178-word letter Kalil says something special is happening in Carolina. He says there's "a sense of urgency, a winning attitude that I haven't seen before'' and "fans will see it in the way that we play.''

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