Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos: Super Bowl Prediction


Jan 28, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson speaks to the media during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVIII at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are so close to their first Super Bowl win. One little victory. Sixty minutes of quality football. Is it too much to ask against the Denver Broncos?

It is hard to get a great read on this game. Great offense versus great defense. Legendary quarterback versus up-and-coming signal-caller. A game that could actually live up to the hype.

Will Peyton Manning be able to outsmart the Seattle secondary and avoid Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor?

Will Marshawn Lynch shift into “Beast Mode” and run through the Denver defense?

Will Russell Wilson finally be able utilize the full talents of Percy Harvin?

All good questions, and few of them have easy answers. This is a difficult game to predict, simply because there are a number of elements that could go either way. If the Seahawks are allowed to play their physical brand of football, they could stifle the talented Broncos offense.

It is reasonable to assume that the Broncos are going to be able to score, but the Seahawks should be able to contain the Denver receivers and slow down the running game. On offense, Wilson and Lynch will be aided by the presence of Harvin, and Pete Carroll will have this team fired up and ready to go.

Loyalty is perfectly acceptable in sports, but there is value in being cautiously optimistic. This helps protect the heart of the fan who must balance excitement with the reality that major disappointment could be looming on the horizon.

The Broncos are favored, and there would be no shame in losing to Peyton Manning. However, I have a feeling that the Seahawks are going to get this done. It could be a very fun day.

Final score: Seahawks 34, Broncos 24

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