The most anticipated sporting event in the country has finally arrived. This Sunday the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will meet in MetLife Stadium to determine who is the best team in the NFL for the 2013-2014 season. All eyes will be on Denver’s Peyton Manning and Seattle’s Russell Wilson. Here is my preview and prediction for the grand finale of this year’s NFL season.
Seattle Seahawks (15-3) @ Denver Broncos (15-3), Sunday 6:30 PM ET, FOX:
This is a game of match-ups. Peyton Manning leads what has been one of the most productive offenses in NFL history, while confidence-filled CB Richard Sherman leads an incredibly stout Seattle defense. Digging deeper, we have what should be one of the most exciting QB of the season. Veteran Peyton Manning has shown us that getting older doesn’t necessarily mean playing at a lower level. Young Russell Wilson has given us a glimpse into the future, possessing every athletic skill and ability to lead an underrated Seattle offense in just his second season as a pro. With treacherous weather on the forecast, the defensive-minded Seahawks should have the advantage. That being said, I think Peyton caps off his incredible (and MVP worthy) season with over 300 yards passing, 3 TD’s and one interception. I think the Broncos’ Defense outplays the Seattle Offense and forces two turnovers. Seattle’s Defense will keep the team in the game late into the fourth, but I see Peyton Manning engineering a game-sealing drive with a little under three minutes to play, proving too much for the Seahawks to overcome.
Prediction: I have to go with experience and offense on this one. Big games are won with big plays, and I think the Broncos will have more big plays in this one. Number 18 is just too good. Broncos win Super Bowl XLVIII 30-20.
The Super Bowl is the pinnacle goal that every team strives for each season. For the fans, it provided entertainment for the entirety of the game, as the commercials can sometimes be more entertaining (hopefully not this year) than the game itself. In the past we have seen game winning field goals, power outages, and even a major halftime performance slip up. I think we are in for another treat this year, as we have two of most exciting teams squaring off in exciting conditions.
Happy watching, folks.