After two exciting conference championship games, the battle between the Seattle Seahawks (13-3) and the Denver Broncos (13-3) will be a matchup worthy of the 2014 Super Bowl moniker.
Whether you are watching at home on a television and want a second-screen experience or you will be on the road during the big game, the live stream features for this year’s Super Bowl make it easy for anyone to watch.
Here is all the vital viewing information for Super Bowl XLVIII and a preview of the battle between the Seahawks and the Broncos.
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
When: Sunday, Feb. 2
Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Broncos -3, via Bovada.lv
The Live Stream Experience
For the fans that will not be able to watch the Super Bowl from the confines of their own homes, the live stream for the 2014 championship game brought to you by Fox is the most comprehensive to date and should help fans anywhere catch the action.
Everyone with internet access will be offered a chance to watch Fox Sports Go on a free one-day trial, according to Todd Spangler of Variety.com, and that should be great news for the football fans forced to travel on Super Bowl Sunday.
The special preview of Fox Sports Go will allow all users to access content from 12 a.m. Eastern on Sunday, Feb. 2, until 3 a.m. Eastern on Monday, Feb. 3. The live stream of Super Bowl XLVIII will be available on iPads in the Fox Sports Go app and on desktops at FoxSportsGo.com. However, because of the NFL’s deal with Verizon Wireless, Fox does not have rights to stream the Super Bowl to smartphones; to watch the game on a phone, fans must to subscribe to the NFL Mobile from Verizon service.
As an added bonus, the live stream will also show the halftime show, ensuring fans don't miss any of the entertainment. On the other hand, the much-anticipated slate of Super Bowl commercials will be different on live stream from the television broadcast, though Spangler notes YouTube and Hulu will be providing ads through their websites.
Super Bowl Preview and Prediction
The on-field war between Seattle and Denver for the Lombardi Trophy will be fierce, as it features the league’s top-ranked defense squaring off against one of the most dangerous offensive units in NFL history.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter explains the last time a matchup like this occurred:
The Seahawks offer one of the most feared defensive units in the NFL. After allowing only 172 yards passing per game during the regular season, cornerback Richard Sherman and the entire secondary has talked the talk all season and backed it up every chance they could, including the postseason.
Seattle must be at its best once again in the Super Bowl, as Peyton Manning and the dynamic air attack of the Broncos will have two weeks to prepare a game plan that can break down the strengths and expose the weaknesses in the Seahawks defense.
With the help of wide receivers Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker, tight end Julius Thomas and running back Knowshon Moreno, Manning and the entire offensive unit will overwhelm the Seattle defenders with a constant attack from all angles.
It’s no wonder Manning and the Denver offense averaged 457.3 total yards per game and registered a record-breaking 606 points this season:
While the combination of running back Marshawn Lynch and dual-threat quarterback Russell Wilson form one of the most dynamic backfields in the NFL, Denver has only allowed 129 combined yards on the ground during the postseason.
If the Broncos defense can stiffen up for one more game and the Denver offense can do one more time what it has done consistently all season, Manning will lead the franchise to another Super Bowl.
Predicted Final Score: Denver 31, Seattle 24
*Stats via NFL.com.