The Seattle Seahawks will look to get back to winning after a somewhat surprising loss in the scorching heat of San Diego. They will face a 2-0 Denver Broncos team that spent their offseason wondering what went wrong during the teams' last tilt, resulting in a 35-point loss in the Super Bowl.
Sunday's game marks the rare opportunity for a Super Bowl rematch, and the opportunity for Denver to begin erasing the memory of its trouncing.
The NFL's most productive offense in its history was stifled and made to look rather mediocre.
Since the game, both teams have made an assortment of changes to their rosters, presenting new wrinkles and challenges for each to prepare for. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll acknowledged the Broncos' acquisitions:
I think they’re just trying to do the best they can. They made some great decisions in the off season and got some terrific guys coming in. As far as we’re concerned, we always think it starts on defense. They sure loaded up, they look good.
Both teams have something to play for in a game that should be much closer than Seattle's dominant victory in Super Bowl XLVIII.