The Broncos and Patriots are the Yankees and Red Sox of the NFL. Both the teams in the AFC Championship game were aggressive and ruthless.
Regular season records. Multiple Offensive Player of the Year Awards. But when we get into who’s the greatest of all-time — that’s where it gets a little sticky for Mr. Manning.
Vegas has the latest odds after the Super Bowl for next year’s Super Bowl. They put Atlanta and Detroit above the Ravens and tied with the Redskins and Texans (2 teams that had 3 and 2 wins respectively and fired their coaches).
Hundreds of wins, passing stats and records galore and oh by the way, five MVPs sit in his trophy case. Losing his second Super Bowl wasn’t something that was going to change all that.
One of the interesting debates about the Seahawks performance is whether or not it was the best ever by a defense in the Super Bowl.
The Denver Broncos seemed unstoppable, even unbeatable at times during the 2013 season. But, when the Vince Lombardi Trophy was on the line, they were blown out by the Seattle Seahawks.
It looks like defense still wins championships, as Seattle’s Legion of Boom was able to give their team a quick lead and never look back against the Denver Broncos in the 2014 Super Bowl.
Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle’s in a long time.
With Seattle having just a handful of players listed on the injury report and with Denver in the double digits, things are looking good for the ‘Hawks.
What will matter most? The fact that Seattle has no players with Super Bowl experience, or their youth and speed and top-ranked defense? Or will the game be won by Denver’s suddenly stout rush defense and Peyton Manning’s blessed right arm?
If you are looking for a Super Bowl preview that attempts to dig into the match-up to reveal a stat or a tendency or an “x-factor” that the game could turn on, you have some options.
Glenn Younes previews Sunday’s Big Game and gives his prediction on the outcome.