The Broncos' formula to success this year has been simple: protect Peyton Manning and let him go to work on the opposing defense. Well, they've done a phenomenal job doing that thus far in the playoffs, as Peyton has not been sacked once. Although fans will focus on the great offense vs. defense match up, the game will be won in the trenches. If Denver protects their Hall of Fame quarterback, they will take the Lombardi Trophy home. Broncos 34 Seahawks 20
Both Seattle and Denver are used to playing in the cold weather, and it’ll be helpful to them as the temperature on Sunday at MetLife Stadium is supposed to be in the 20s. Seattle doesn’t have their legendary 12th man, but it’s not going to set them back in the big game. Russell Wilson will show he shouldn’t have been picked in the third round. Denver will be sharp, but Seattle’s stellar defense will come up clutch late in the game and lift the Seahawks to a Super Bowl win.
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This Sunday will be one of the most exciting Super Bowls in a long time. With the Broncos’ top offense going up against the Seahawks’ top defense, it will surely be a close game. While many believe that Seattle’s defense will be too big a challenge for Manning and the Broncos’ offense, that will not be the case. The Broncos have a lot of talent on offense, and as long as Peyton’s offensive line keeps him protected, he will be just fine.
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Peyton Manning’s career is coming to a close after multiple neck surgeries and his old age is eventually going to catch up to him. Manning knows this might be his last chance and will do whatever he can to get the win. The Broncos have debatebly one of the best offenses of all time and with their strong defense the Broncos will win this one.
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If the Seahawks were able to beat the 49ers, who I thought was the best team in the league at the time, then I am confident they can beat Denver. I like Russell Wilson and I like the Seahawks’ oversized defense. If the Seahawks don’t get overly emotional and commit foolish penalties the will come home with the trophy. (Got that, Pete Carroll?) I would love to see this happen, considering I am a Patriots fan.
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The Seahawks pride themselves on playing hard-nose football and that is why they’ll come out of Sunday night’s game victorious. Yes, Peyton Manning is a great pocket passer, but with the Seahawks pass defense, Manning does not have the athleticism to escape the pocket. On the other hand, Russell Wilson has the mobility to run through, over, and around the Broncos defense.
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The Denver offense is stacked, but have finally met their match in the Seattle defense. The Seahawks’ offense can confidently turn to their dominant running or passing game at any point in this matchup and will eventually find the holes in Denver’s defense. Seattle’s loudmouth secondary and well-traveled fans will prove to be too much for Manning and the Broncos in a high-pressure environment.
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Peyton Manning brings Denver a great deal of leadership, putting the Broncos in great position to win their third Super Bowl in franchise history. Manning has had a sensational season: leading the NFL in passing yards and throwing a record-breaking 55 touchdown passes. The Broncos have a great core of receivers and a powerful duo of running backs in Montee Ball and Knowshon Moreno. The veteran offensive power that the Broncos have will be an interesting match up with the young, but reckless, Seahawks defense.
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I would put my money on Russell Wilson with his speed and agility. I believe he will bring the Seahawks to a victory. He has brought his regular season success directly into the playoffs, leading the Seahawks to the Super Bowl. Although Peyton is a legendary player, I believe his offense will fold under the pressure of the Sunday’s game.
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Best. Corner. In. The. Game. Richard Sherman and the rest of legion of boom (LOB) will smother Peytons passing attack and hold the Broncos to under 15 points. Also, the weather could be a huge factor as Peyton has proved to play some sloppy football when inclement weather hits. But hey, I am a huge Tom Brady fan, so this is fairly biased.
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#1 offense vs #1 defense. Manning and his receiving core vs legion of boom. Vegas says Broncos. Recent history says offense. Critics say Russell Wilson is too small and Marshawn Lynch is too slow. Richard Sherman shouldn’t have gone from Compton to Stanford with a 3.9 GPA. Even NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter says Doug Baldwin and the rest of the Seahawks receivers are merely “appetizers.” However, most importantly, Stan says it will be a Seahawks Super Bowl Success.
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There have been 65 preseason games, 256 regular season games, 10 playoff games, one Pro Bowl and now, the 334th game of the NFL season: Super Bowl XLVIII. This Sunday at 6:30, the Denver Broncos led by Peyton Manning, one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, will take on the Seattle Seahawks, a team without one player with Super Bowl experience. The Bulldog staff is here to give you their predictions on Sunday's big game.