Super Bowl XLVIII preview
The task won’t be easy against the best defense in the NFL.
The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will meet in the first “cold weather” Super Bowl in NFL history at MetLife Stadium. The storylines are never ending. It’s the best offense against the best defense. It’s Manning trying to become to first quarterback of all-time to lead two different teams to Super Bowl titles. He tries to win his second Super Bowl and become arguably the greatest QB to play the game. Pete Carroll comes back to New Jersey as he tries to win his first Vince Lombardi Trophy. John Fox returns to the Super Bowl for the first time in a decade as he goes for his first title as well. Richard Sherman said Manning throws a lot of “ducks,” while Manning fired back saying they turn into yards and touchdowns. Marshawn Lynch finally “spoke” to the media for the first time all season, but wouldn’t really say much.
The last two weeks have been filled with all the storylines, but when you break down the X’s and O’s, it’s the best offense in NFL history against this year’s best defense. Usually, a dominant defense and a good quarterback gets the edge in my book. This time around, it’s a different story. What Manning has done this season is mind boggling. The records he broke this season may never be broken by another quarterback again. Their 38 PPG was the most ever and it was the first time any team had five different players with 10 or more TDs. Manning has a legacy to uphold and the knock on him has not being to win the big game. Super Bowl XLVIII turns into the biggest game of his career and the one that will put him ahead of Tom Brady, John Elway, and Joe Montana. This is the year we see Manning silence all the haters that told him he can’t win in this setting.
The weather also will favor Manning and the Broncos this Super Bowl Sunday. It’s expected to be around 40 degrees with no rain or snow. While Russell Wilson has a bright future and Marshawn Lynch may run wild, Sherman and the Seahawks won’t stop the future Hall of Fame QB. Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker, Julius Thomas, and Knowshon Moreno are too much to handle. The Seahawks will be back, but it’s Manning and the Broncos’ time to shine this season. Expect a good battle throughout, but for the Broncos offense to be too much to handle. Manning hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy in one hand and the Super Bowl MVP trophy in the other when it is all said and done.
BRONCOS – 34 SEAHAWKS – 27