Super Bowl XLVIII is approaching. The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will be playing for the NFL crown. Peyton Manning is looking to win his second championship to add to his illustrious career. The Seattle 'Legion of Boom' is looking to put their mark on NFL history as the stingiest defense. Richard Sherman is looking to prove his haters wrong.
Three headlines that need to be looked at on Sunday are Manning, Denver's running game and the Seattle offense.
Seattle's defense is going to be fine. They have been very good, historically good, all season long. If the Broncos are going to have any success, they will need to establish the running game. Running the ball with Knowshon Moreno will open up the Seattle defense and stop them from blitzing on a regular basis.
Manning will have to make adjustments while on the field. The scheme that Seattle's head coach Pete Carroll implemented is nothing new to Manning. His veteran presence will be able to pick apart the Seahawks, like he has done throughout his career. If anything, Seattle's defense may have trouble matching up with the most-complete, dynamic offense in the NFL.
The final storyline is the impact of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The QB has defied the odds and silenced his critics since being drafted by Seattle. The former University of Wisconsin QB will need to play the game of his life if the Seahawks are going to keep pace with the Broncos.
Now that you know what will be happening on the field, let's look at what Twitter has to say about the Broncos for Sunday.
Andy Benoit from Monday Morning QB believes that Denver will be the team to exploit Seattle's stingy defense.
"Recent history says that if any style of offense is equipped to overcome Seattle’s defense, it would be Denver’s": http://t.co/f2FPP5pyaS— The MMQB (@theMMQB) January 30, 2014
Sherman voiced his opinion on Manning early in the week. Bob Glauber of New York's Newsday shared Manning's response in a tweet.
Richard Sherman says Peyton Manning throws "ducks" on some passes. Says Peyton: "I believe it to be true .. I'm actually quite proud of it."— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) January 30, 2014
If you have yet to hear the response for yourself, you can check it out below thanks to YouTube.
Finally the Simpsons actually predicted the outcome of this Super Bowl in 2005. Check it out.
If the Simpsons can predict the outcome of the game, then I certainly cannot bet against it.
But on a serious note, if there is a team that can exploit Seattle's defense, the Broncos are the team to do that. A complete offense that includes an above-average running game with arguably the greatest QB of all time calling the shots will be tough to beat.
Give me Denver over Seattle: 31-20.