31 Jan 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII Prediction: Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks

Oh my, it’s the game we’ve all been waiting for, the two best teams in the league this year battling each other for a place in history in what we think it’s going to be one of the most awesome Super Bowl finals of these last years. A record breaking offense led by Peyton Manning vs a defense that was so scary and efficient this year that it even received its own nickname, the Legion of Boom.

It’s a game that will have a ton of story lines, but that’s the main theme, offense versus defense, who’s gonna win this time? In four other occasions the best offense in the league played against the best defense in the Super Bowl and guess what? 3 out 4 games have been won by the best defense. Maybe that’s why Seattle is considered favorite by sites like SportsBettingOnline.ag but that doesn’t mean that history will repeat itself this year.

Seattle’s defense led the NFL in yards per game, allowing only 273.6 yards per game and having only 14.4 points scored on them while snaring 28 interceptions and recovering 11 fumbles on defense. If that’s not enough for a historic season, then I really don’t know what is.

Now let’s look at the numbers of the irresistible Broncos offense. Aside from Peyton Manning’s records in touchdowns and passing yards, the team led the league in yards per game with 457.3 yards, while scoring 606 points, a new record in NFL history, which is actually 10 points better than the second best offense in the history of the league.

But Seattle can also score a ton of points thanks to Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch and the Denver defense also proved it can be pretty darn great by closing out the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. There are a ton of exciting match-ups, with both teams having some of the best playmakers in the league on both sides at the ball, and I think we can just guess who’s gonna be the best right now. So lets give it a try.

I think the Seattle defense is going to be the biggest challenge for Peyton Manning and they’ll hold it at under 20 points. Yeah, I’ve said it, the Broncos won’t score more than 20 points in this game, at least not with their offense. I also think the Seahawks won’t be too efficient on offense, but they will make a couple of field goals, and score one or two touchdowns which should be more than enough to clinch a game against a struggling Denver offense.

My final score prediction is Seattle 23, Denver 17. I’m going to put some money on Seattle right now.

You can read more about the most important matchups and story lines of Super Bowl XLVIII at our mates from BleacherReport.