One-on-One: Who will win the Super Bowl?

Denver Broncos

Here we are.  Six months of football gone, and it all comes down to one game.  The Broncos face the Seahawks in a heavyweight slugfest for the right to the title of “The Greatest.”

Both the Broncos and Seahawks come into this game ranked first in total offense and first total defense, respectively. which should lead to an exciting game.

The Seahawks look to have history on their side, as teams with the top defense in the big game have gone a combined 4-1 against teams with the best offense.

The Seahawks are going against Peyton Manning, who has had the best statistical season any quarterback could have, impressive considering he did it all at the ripe age of 38.

With the year Manning had and the weapons that he has on offense, the Broncos offense will be too much for the Seahawks defense. As much as Richard Sherman would disagree, not even he can cover Thomas, Welker, Decker and Thomas all at once.

The offensive overload the Broncos bring to the table is much more than Seattle has faced all season. That’ll spell doom for the Seahawks, and bring Peyton his second ring.

-Chris Kwiecinski

 

Seattle Seahawks

 Super Bowl XLVIII will bring colder temperatures than we’re used to seeing on the NFL’s biggest stage.  The weather isn’t anything new to the Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks as they have played in this setting before. We have seen some great Super Bowls over the past decade, and this one won’t disappoint as the league’s best defense goes against the best offense.

Seattle’s defense will benefit from the cold weather more than Denver’s offense.It’s tough to grip the ball in colder weather and it will catch up to Peyton Manning this Sunday.  The Seahawks’ defensive backs will bring the thunder once again versus one of the best receiving cores in the league.

Seattle’s defense ranked first in passing allowing 172 yards per game and seventh in rushing allowing 102 yards per game.  Marshawn Lynch led the offense to fourth in rushing offensively with 137 yards per game.  They will need to have an above average passing game from second-year quarterback Russell Wilson to seal the deal against the Broncos.

Seattle’s defense will get the best of Peyton Manning and will be lead by the rushing game to defeat the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

 -Aaron Ferguson