Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) shakes hands with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) after Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Been there, done that
Why will the Seahawks win? Simple. They did it in New York.
Now, this may be an oversimplification because one win does not guarantee that future contests will have the same result. However, the Seahawks showed in Super Bowl 48 that they match up well with the Broncos.
Fans of the orange will point out that the Broncos won during the preseason, but we are all fairly aware that those games are relatively meaningless. The Super Bowl remains the reference point for these teams at the present time.
Ultimately this feels like a safe prediction because the Broncos are not drastically better than they were in February, and the ‘Hawks certainly aren’t much worse. Throw in a healthy Percy Harvin and the advantage goes to Seattle.