Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/9/13

St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan feels good about the team’s chances in 2013. After tying and beating NFC champions the San Francisco 49ers in 2012, the confidence of the team is soaring. They can match being physical with both the 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, both division foes and a coach in Jeff Fisher who isn’t going to back down to Jim Harbaugh or Pete Carroll. So it’s natural for Finnegan to feel optimistic that the Rams can get a shot at winning the Super Bowl. However, if the Rams can’t, he says that the Detroit Lions will. His former defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is now the coach for the Lions and for all intent and purposes; they do have a lot of talent. Running Back Reggie Bush has been talking up the Super Bowl expectations, but now it’s seems to getting contagious. "If we don't win it, I'll take the Lions winning it next," Finnegan said, via the Detroit Free Press. "You don't have the name Megatron for any other reason other than you're a bad man," Finnegan said, explaining why he thinks the Lions can turn it around after a 4-12 season. "So that's where it's at. They had a lot of good things going for them. Slot receivers, (Matthew) Stafford is amazing. They picked up some good stuff this year. So (Jim) Schwartz, he's always going to put together a good team."

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