We’ve got an intriguing Super Bowl matchup between the high-powered Denver Broncos and the defensively dominant Seattle Seahawks. I’m not too crazy about the game being played in New York and outdoors in the cold weather, but it is what it is I guess.
If the Broncos can score at least 24 points I think they will come away with the franchise’s third Lombardi Trophy and Peyton Manning will become the first QB to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. But reaching 24 points against the tough Seahawks defense out in the cold could be a hard thing to do.
The Broncos averaged an NFL-record 37.9 points a game, becoming the first team to score more than 600 points in a season. The stingy Seahawks allow only 14.4 points per game and have the players needed to slow down the potent Broncos offense.
Something has to give and it’s usually the offensive team in games like this. This matchup reminds me a lot of the 1990 Super Bowl between the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants.
The Bills had the powerful offense and the Lawrence Taylor led Giants had one of the nastiest defensive units in the history of the NFL that year. The Giants came away with a hard-fought 20-19 win.
I do think this will be a very tight and hotly contested football game that will go into the fourth quarter up for grabs. It wouldn’t surprise me to see it come down to a last second field goal.
My head is telling me the Seahawks will prevail, but my gut is telling me the Broncos will find a way to get it done.
Prediction: Broncos 27 Seahawks 23