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Poll: Winner of Super Bowl XLVIII Will Be?

Who wins Super Bowl XLVIII today?

  • jdouble777

    John Fox is clearly not a legit coach and did not have this team prepared, even with Peyton. Moreover, holding beyond 5 yards is a penalty that is just not being called and may not be. Should that be true is more defenses going to adopt this SEA concept? Why would they not? Or are refs finally going to care next year? Every team that respected that aspect of the rules got ruined by Peyton each and every game. I mean to have a score like that something dramatic had to take place and….that is what it is. As it is, with allowing that, it is hard for me to respect this sport. Much like my indifference toward baseketball after Wade had 30+ free throws in one of the finals games he won prior to James. No disrespect, SEA played amazing, but I think that should ONE call be made then Peyton would have picked them apart. Oh well, great job…

  • jdouble777

    I’ve purchased a subscription to Pro Football Focus and done some serious analysis through the day and I’m going to side with the 7 of 8 of their writers that say Denver. It is tough to figure out because DEN has not played an elite defense (outside of late season KC twice) and SEA has not played elite QB (except Brees at home, also twice). SEA line is horrid and DEN d-line is vastly underrated, so Lynch is basically outperforming his blocking which is not easy to count on.

    Rodger-Cromartie was 5th rated CB, one spot ahead of Sherman, which should take away one side of the field, he is literally shutdown. Sherman is also, and both their safeties (Thomas, Chancellor) are elite which will make life brutal for Peyton. Mebane (36.2) and Bennett (34.1) are straight up all pro and can potentially win the game by themselves. That said, Peyton’s IQ and Moreno’s pass catching, along with the vast amount of other weapons, will make it hard for them to stay within their game. Overall, only Chancellor had a good game in either of the NO games (both of which were at home).

    So, the overall ratings are 215.9 to 22.7 on offense favoring DEN and 186.2 to 85.8 on defense favoring SEA resulting in total Pro Football Focus rating of 301.7 to 208.9 which means that DEN’s offensive ability to more elite than SEA’s defensive ability is elite. FYI, KC finished 2nd in overall defense rating so perhaps we beat them up too much and DEN’s wins against them might be more representative than any one single matchup either had against another opponent. DEN’s offensive line is VERY underrated which I think will be the difference.

    DEN 27 SEA 17

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      Awesome write up for the Super Bowl! My gut is leaning towards Denver too.

      I’m interested to see how DEN’s DL does with keeping Russell Wilson in the pocket rather allowing him to get on the edge where he’s really dangerous.

      Manning’s ability to get the ball out in just a few seconds could be a huge factor to mitigate a solid Seahawks pass rush.

      In all honesty, I’m just hoping for a close game because it really feels like we’re going to watch the two best teams go at it on the big stage.

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