Super Bowl XLVIII Preview: Broncos offense the best of all time?


It’s the matchup we’ve been waiting all season for. On paper, what could be the most prolific offense the league has ever seen faces off against the best defense in the league.

Through the regular season, Peyton Manning and the Denver offense amassed a truly jaw-dropping stat line. They set regular season records for most passing yards (5,477) and passing TD’s (55), total offense (457.3 YPG), and points scored (606). All four of Manning’s top receivers have caught double digit touchdown passes during the regular season and their signal caller was 2nd in the NFL this year with a passer rating of 115.1 . This offensive juggernaut now rivals Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, and the “Best Show on Turf” Rams in the early 2000’s and the ’08 Patriots for arguably the best of all time. It would be nearly impossible to conquer this beast when Manning and his plethora of weapons are in top form. On the other hand, the number 1 defense in the league, the Seahawks, are more than ready for the task.

The self-proclaimed “Legion of Boom” Seahawks secondary, led by outspoken cornerback Richard Sherman, were the top scoring defense in the league this year and racked up 28 interceptions while allowing only 14 points a game. The Seahawks are not short on the offensive side of the ball either, scoring 24 points a game led by Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch and 2nd year commander of the offense Russell Wilson. Receiver Percy Harvin, who has been out most of the year, will make an appearance and will look to be a major factor in the game.

If Manning can hoist the Lombardi Trophy this year, he would become the second oldest QB to do so (John Elway), and the first to win a championship with two different franchises. He would also erase his losing postseason record (10-11) and solidify his place as, in my opinion, the best to ever play the game.

Prediciton: Broncos 34 Seahawks 28