The Green Bay Packers opened up 2010 with a strong preseason and Super Bowl XLV favorites. When LB Nick Barnett was asked about the Pack's Super Bowl chances, he simply replied, "Super Bowl or die."
His statement was plausible until Week 1 rolled around, and the injuries began to pour on. In early October, Barnett was placed on the IR with a wrist injury. It appeared the "die" side of his bold prediction would become the reality, as 15 more players joined him by the end of the regular season.
However, the Packers laughed in the face of their apparent injury curse, and four months later, they are on their way to Texas riding on the backs of veteran players who continue to fight.