Published on January 23rd, 2014 | by Sam Chimenti0
Super Bowl XLVIII: Seahawks vs. Broncos
The Super Bowl. I can’t believe it’s already here. The most magical time of the football season is coming up on the first Sunday of February, and it’s a good one. This year, meeting in America’s biggest game (and like I predicted at the beginning of the year) we will be having the two #1 seeds in each conference going at it in the Seattle Seahawks of the NFC, and the Denver Broncos of the AFC. This marks the first time since the 2009 Super Bowl between the Saints and the then Peyton Manning lead Colts that the two number #1 seeds in the playoffs reach the Super Bowl. For the Seahawks and Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson and co. , they will be looking to win Seattle its first Super Bowl in franchise history. It won’t be easy though, as Seattle’s defense will be tasked with stopping Peyton Manning and his plethora of offensive weapons. Good news for Seattle though, they have the #1 ranked defense with a very confident, talented secondary led by the ever-entertaining Richard Sherman. Then on the other side of the ball, we have the Denver Broncos, who have had a great year, especially offensively. Peyton Manning, of course, has been at the head of the #1 ranked Broncos offense all season, and he’s done a marvelous job. Manning broke ever statistical QB record during his impressive 2013 campaign, and because of it, his receivers not only got better, but they too put up crazy offensive stats. Their running game can’t be overlooked either, thanks to RB Knowshon Moreno, who finally lived up to his first round draft status by rushing for 1,038 yards, along with having 10 rushing touchdowns. The problem with Denver all season long has been their defense, which has only gotten worse as the seasons wore on due to the loses of All-Pro OLB Von Miller, starting DT Kevin Vickerson, starting left CB Chris Harris, and others. So for those who remain on Denver’s defense, they are going to need to stop a great rushing attack lead by “Beast Mode” Marshawn Lynch, and a good aerial attack lead by QB Russell Wilson and top WR Golden Tate. Ultimately, in what will be one of the better Super Bowls we have had in the past decade given the fact that both these teams are (truly) the two best in football, the better defense will prevail. There’s a saying in football that I have always been a fan of and agree with a 100% – offense wins games, defense wins championships. This will hold true in Super Bowl XLVIII.
(I’m not changing who I said would win in the beginning…)
Seahawks 30 Broncos 24