JERSEY CITY, N.J. — As the Baltimore Ravens proved last year, it's often the hottest team that hoists the Lombardi Trophy.
If that's the case, Broncos coach John Fox is feeling good about his chances against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl.
"I think we have played our best football the last two months of the season," Fox said Monday on the cruise ship Cornucopia, where he addressed the media. "I think our last two games (playoff victories over the Chargers and Patriots) showed that.
"But Seattle is also playing its best right now. So I think that formula will stay true."
In other news, starting cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie reiterated that if the Broncos beat the Seahawks on Sunday, he might retire from football.
"That is a possibility," he said. "I will need to take some time to think about that."
The Broncos will host their first practice in New Jersey on Monday afternoon at the New York Jets' complex in Florham Park, N.J. It's about 30 miles from the Broncos team hotel in Jersey City. On the way to practice, the Broncos plan to study game film on their iPads.
Practice should last about an hour, with a weightlifting session to follow. The weather at practice: 36 degrees, cloudy skies, windy.
The Broncos won't practice Tuesday, in part because the traditional Super Bowl media day will be held. The Broncos will resume practice on Wednesday as they return to the schedule they followed during the regular season.
The players' families will begin arriving on Thursday.