2014 NFL Playoff Predictions: Seattle Seahawks to Win Super Bowl?
Super Bowl XLVIII
Denver vs. Seattle
Denver let me down last season so hopefully Manning can come through this year. Seattle has consistently been the NFL’s best team and if both these teams make it to New York (cough, New Jersey) then it should be a great Super Bowl. It could very well be Manning’s last real chance at a second Super Bowl title.
Unlike so many of the potential playoff matchups, these two teams did not meet during the regular season and unlike the championship matches, it would be hard to find two teams that were more different in the NFL.
Seattle wants to play defense, pound the ball in the running game and scare teams with loud noises. Denver wants to outscore teams, gain 500 yards and scare opponents with four and five wide receiver sets.
It should be noted that the winter weather at Metlife Stadium would probably favor the Seahawks. In a snowy low scoring affair, one would expect Seattle to win its first championship. If the game becomes a shootout, the pendulum tips to Denver’s favor. The game may not be in front of the 12th man, but Seattle is the more complete, balanced team and is more suited to win a bad weather game. Seahawks win the city’s first championship since the SuperSonics in 1979.