It’s finally here – Superbowl XLVIII for the 2013/14 season between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks is ready to rumble and we’ll be bringing you all the action from the opening kick at 10:30am AEDT. Join in all the fun!
The number one offence in the NFL takes on the number one defence in what is shaping up to be one of the best Super Bowl match-ups in recent memory.
Future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning has the chance to truly define his NFL legacy as one of the greatest ever to play the game in his third ever Super Bowl over his sixteen year career.
Manning didn’t just get the 13-3 Denver Broncos to their seventh Super Bowl, he did it by creating the greatest offence the NFL has ever seen.
With his truly dangerous arsenal of weapons, including receivers Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker, tight end Julius Thomas and running back Knowshon Moreno, Manning’s offence looks almost unstoppable this season.
It’s fitting then that they take on the one team in the NFL built to stop a high-powered passing offence like that of the Broncos in the (also) 13-3 Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks number one ranked defence has been monstrous over the course of the season, in no small part due to their lethal secondary.
Cornerback Richard Sherman along with safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor give the Seahawks a physical, ball-hawking presence that’s nearly impossible to beat.
Coupled with an impressive running attack thanks to Marshawn Lynch and the play-extending magic of second-year quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks are perfectly suited to grind out a win by dominating time of possession.
The Broncos will look to stop the Seahawks from running the ball and get an early lead, forcing Seattle to play outside of their strengths.
Likewise the Seahawks will hope their strong defensive front four will be able to pressure Manning without the blitz, giving the secondary all the help it needs bottling up the Broncos’ many weapons.
Let’s get to it!