Now that we have heard most of the ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ surrounding this title game from every reporter and player on the planet, we decided it was high time to announce our pick for the Big Game.We will try not to go on about information you have probably already heard numerous times, all with different spins. Mainly we have heard that Seattle has the best defense in the league and usually the better defensive team will beat a good offensive team most of the time. Right? Not so fast…
The Broncos defense in the last four games, the most important ones of the season to date, has been pretty outstanding and needs to be highlighted. In a capsulated form, here is what the Broncos defense has done; In the first 14 games of the season Denver allowed an average of 105.4 rushing yards and 266.1 passing yards per game. In the last four those numbers have been greatly reduced to 70 yards rushing and 198.5 passing. If all you give up is 70 rushing yards a game then the team’s offense you’re facing is not going to be on the field that often.
Nor will they score as many points. Consider this; After Denver gave up an average of 26.6 points per game during those first 14 games, the defense only allowed 15 points over the last four. 15 points! How many teams in the NFL won by only scoring 15 points all game this season? Or any season?
Secondly, consider that the Broncos have kept the ball for 35 minutes in this year’s playoffs! That’s after they finished the regular season 10th in the league at 30:35. (The Seahawks, for those curiosity seekers out there, finished 17th at 29.57)
Lastly, in case anyone reading this has spent the last four+ months on Pluto, this is Peyton Manning’s year! Period! I mean how many more records and accolades does he have to garner this season to have what some are already saying is the best one, statistically, that any quarterback has ever had! Not taking anything away from second year phenom Russell Wilson as he has already won 29 games in his first two years in the league, but if Peyton Manning is to be given the credit that his distinguished career has brought him, then you would think that with his talent and those five top tier receivers at his disposal, he should better Wilson on Sunday. I mean Richard Sherman, arguably one of the best at what he does in the league, cannot cover all five…
Peyton gets his second Super Bowl win!
Denver 27-Seahawks 19
I hope you’re right. Enjoy the game. Best, Shannon
Oh, hey Shannon! Always good to hear from you!
Hope the pick pans out too.
Be well, be safe, be happy!
Five postseason starts of Sunday for Rusell Wilson measured against what will be Peyton Manning’s twenty-third . Who do you believe has the experience ?
My worry has always been how the odds-makers’ view of the contest (Superbowl) and the lines being laid . After the game between Auburn and Alabama and the end result . A belief , that the “fix was in ” wasn’t necessarily that far off considering Saban’s idiocy during the game and the use of his kickers .
It’s the fifth time in Super Bowl history that the odds on the game were under 3 points.
And yes, experience over youth is what should tip the scales for Peyton.
Hence the lines set by Vegas and that’s solely because of the incelement weather conditions expected at game time . Here’s a hint to Roger Goodell, follow both Bud Selig and David Stern out the door at the end of season , and if you can , let the door hit you in the @ss !
Too funny Al!
The difference between MLB, the NBA and NFL is that the NFL is the most successful of the three by far. You could run the NFL AL, and it would still be as strong as ever…(maybe even stronger)
Go Broncos!! As a Browns fan I can’t believe I’m saying that, but I just love Peyton!! Can’t wait for this game, it’s going to be a good one!
I so hope you’re right Alicia! I’m a Peyton fan myself (can’t you tell) and I’m pulling for him to silence the Seahawks on Sunday.
Nicely laid out, Fantasy Man. And I would wholeheartedly agree with you if not for the fact that I’ve got a thing for Seattle. Mostly cause I like Pete Carroll from his USC days and I love Richard Sherman, much. Then again, would you expect anything less from a guy who roots on the Miami Heat?
Nope. Not surprised Cayman. Although being a Dolphin fan I was surprised that you’re not backing an AFC team at least.
Thanks for the nice compliment!
And you know I’ll be rooting for my beloved Knicks in tonight’s matchup with the Heat. (sorry).
Hey, I wouldn’t be the least bit upset if the Broncos won. If only because I don’t think Peyton deserves the gruff he might take if they lose.
I simply want this to be a thrilling contest!
Well, you most certainly didnt get your wish. LOL
Nope. It wasn’t even a ‘contest’!!!!