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Three Undeniable Reasons the Seattle Seahawks Will Win the Super Bowl

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The King of Broken Prediction is back for one more disappointment.

As discussed recently, I’m really bad at guessing what will happen in sports. My latest whiff was just a few short weeks ago. Woops.

There’s only one more game this NFL season, so I have 50/50 odds to end the season on a high note. At this point, a coin flip is way more reliable than I am, so this is my best chance in a while. If it means anything at this point (it doesn’t), I feel pretty good about this one.

Well…here goes.

I read the tea leaves. I called Ms. Cleo. I threw down some chicken bones. The Seattle Seahawks will win the Super Bowl. Here’s why:

Defense versus Offense –

If you’ve turned on any sports station lately, you have seen the endless coverage of Sunday’s game. Analysts are quick to point out that this is a matchup between the top-ranked offense and defense, which should give us a pretty fun game.

Denver’s offense has been great all season. Actually, they have been beyond great as Peyton Manning (dubiously) set the record for pass yards in a season.

HOWEVER

The Seattle defense is just as good. I see them playing physically with the Broncos’ receivers, taking away the short passes that Manning used so successfully all season. Knowshow Moreno has been surprising this year, but I don’t trust him to beat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Nah son.

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The Weather Will Suck –

First of all, I hate the idea of a cold weather Super Bowl. Who is against the idea of great weather, and great players, at their best, on the best playing surface possible?

That said, since the NFL is, apparently, against the above, you have to think the playing conditions will factor into this game. When the weather is terrible, which its predicted to be, the passing game for both teams will be affected. Denver relies more heavily on its passing game, so I’ll give Seattle the edge here as well.

Richard Sherman > Peyton Manning –

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Not in terms of skill or anything. Sherman is good and all, but Manning is one of the best ever.

I’m purely ranking this on the guy I’d rather hang out with, and Sherman wins by a mile.

A lot was made of Sherman’s outburst after making the play that sealed the NFC Championship for his team. He apparently has a history with Michael Crabtree, and after making that play, with those stakes, that late in the game? Come on. If you aren’t emotional after that, you’re lame.

You know who wouldn’t be emotional after that? Peyton Manning.

The most emotional he’s ever been involved a rant about a kicker at the Pro Bowl (language VERY safe for work). That doesn’t compare at all. Since we’re all guessing anyway, I’m going with the guy with a personality. Not the football robot.

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Regarding the controversy  surrounding Sherman and the “thug” label, Rembert Brown of Grantland handled this as well as it’s gonna be. Racists gonna racist. I’ll never get too upset about an anonymous idiot on the internet.

There you have it. Three unassailable reasons the Seahawks will win it all this year. Again, it’s impossible to be this bad at predictions without getting one right eventually. So you might as well bet the house on the Seahawks.

Who am I kidding? Sorry, Seahawks Fans!

Who you got in the game on Sunday? Were you upset about Sherman’s outburst or the subsequent reaction? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comment(17)

  1. Good argument and I am actually rooting for Seattle because they are the under dog. For some odd reason though, Payton is going to do his thing I believe. Yeah Seattle has the better defense and mediocore offense, but Denver has an awesome offense and the defense has been upgraded with a healthy Champ Bailey and Cromartie. To win the big game, you have to be able to put up points. It is going to be a good game….

    1. I think Seattle will do it's best to shorten the game with Marshawn to keep the score around 24-21. They can't put up 30 IMO. I just happen to think they'll do a good job keeping Denver in the low 20's.

  2. Yeah I'm going with Denver because while people say it's the #1 offense vs. #1 defense, there's nothing record breaking about Seattle's defense. When I think about the disparity between these teams I think like the West vs. East in the NBA… one accomplishment is just a lot more impressive. With that said, Russell hasn't played well since Seattle has started having to play tough teams. Peyton will Karate Chop their defense for at least four TDs, can Seattle do that too? I don't think so.

    Seattle's in trouble.

    Also, Seattle was the favorite to win this Super Bowl. The only thing that changed that was when Richard Sherman went on a rant at the end of the NFC Championship game. Vegas decided to react to his rant and that's how Denver became the favorite. Let's be clear… Seattle is by no means an underdog worth note.

    1. That's fair about the offense/defense thing. I don't think Seattle has to shut them out though, just take away Denver's biggest strength (short passing game IMO) and limit Peyton. I think they're good enough to do that.

      I agree Wilson has been worse against the best teams. Which is why I see Seattle leaning heavily on the running game and passing when they have advantages. Kinda like how Big Ben beat Seattle for his first SB.

      Also, I think Dever became the favorite because people bet HEAVY on Denver when they saw them getting points to start out. I think Vegas just wants an even number of people on both sides of the bet.

  3. Yea Seattle opened as a 2 point favorite and it shot to Denver -3 because:
    1. America loves Peyton Manning
    2. America loves offense
    3. America hates Richard Sherman
    4. America hates Pete Carrol
    5. America is banking on Eli giving Peyton "tips" on how to play in NJ…

    Give the best defense in the NFL 2 weeks to prepare and I'll take them over the best offense any day. See: Trent Dilfer's Super Bowl win

    1. That is not a good comparison. The giants were no where near as good as the Broncos. Trent Dilfer was handed that Super Bowl playing a weak team.

  4. I think Denver will win the Superbowl, but i'm hoping Seattle pulls it off. I love defense and Seattle has plenty of it….I just think that Denver is going to dink and dunk it's way to a Superbowl title. Let's just hope for a good game.
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  5. I'm leaning Seattle but I will say as much as the Seattle D gets credit, they have a mediocre front 7…mediocre. Unfortunately I dont trust Denvers stable of 16 unproven running backs to show out like they should. I can see Denver jumping out early, falling asleep at the wheel and Russell coming back
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  6. Now that the weather isn't going to be as bad as anticipated, I'm going for the Broncos. Seattle's ground game and defense are better than the Broncos. But Manning is Manning. Even if Seattle can limit the short passing game, he has 3.5 receivers who are better than good (is Welker completely healthy yet?). The D won't be able to hold them all. IF the game does become close by chance, Prater's leg becomes the difference maker.

  7. Joe, you called it bro! Seattle came to play. I am definitely not mad because Seattle has a black QB that won in his second year at the position, and is a mobile QB. That is going to open the door for many black QBs to enter the league.

    1. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I got one right, lol.

      49ers were definitely the 2nd best team, at least through the playoffs. Let it be known that the Lions remained embarrassing.

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