Broncos Versus Seahawks In Super Bowl XLVIII

Super Bowl XLVIII is now set as the Denver Broncos will play the Seattle Seahawks two weeks from today in New Jersey.

The Broncos handled the New England Patriots 26-16 in the early AFC Championship game as quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns. The Broncos also out-rushed the Patriots 107-64 in the game.

Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had a monster game as he caught seven passes for 134 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Neither team turned the ball over in the game, but the Broncos were able to move down the field in chunks as they finished the game with five more explosive plays of 20 yards or more than the Patriots had.

In the hard-hitting NFC Championship game that followed, the Seahawks rallied from a 10-3 halftime deficit to beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17.

Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith intercepted a pass intended for 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the end zone with less than 30 seconds left in the game to seal the win. The interception, however, came as a result of a nice play by cornerback Richard Sherman, who deflected the pass from Colin Kaepernick up into the air and into the arms of Smith.

Kaepernick finished the game 14-of-24 for 153 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He also chipped in 130 yards on 11 runs in the loss.

For the victorious Seahawks, quarterback Russell Wilson was 16-of-25 passing for 215 yards with one touchdown. Running back Marshawn Lynch also chipped in 109 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the win.

Many of the major betting sites have installed the Broncos as a one point favorite over the Seahawks in the Super Bowl.

  • HopalongCassidy

    I hope Denver wins so the Seattle fans will have someone else to whine to for the next ten years that they were cheated.

  • JT

    Who else wouldn’t mind Mr. Peabody putting on a clinic for the little brat Sherman?*

    *Please note this is referencing the classic Rocky and Bullwinkle short. Not the seemingly awful CGI film coming out soon.

  • HopalongCassidy

    Sherman deserves a 100K fine for his ignorant mouth. What a low-class clown.

  • dgh57

    The 2 teams I wanted to win won this weekend so I’m a happy camper!

    Being more of a AFC fan I gotta go for Denver to win the SB!

  • westcoasteeler

    Glad SF didn’t get another chance to tie us with six championships. #Sixburgh

  • dgh57

    It would be more satisfying if Manning burns him for at least a 30 yard game winning TD!

  • Josh Knepshield

    Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher, and Mike Tomlin pop the champagne. #Sixburgh #Howmanyyinzgot?

  • Aric Brown

    Broncos win HANDILY… Seattles vaunted defense has never come close to having to defend what Denver brings to the table… Looking at their schedule theyve only had to cover a team with 2 real receiving threats… and in most cases only 1…

  • Jay Jaber

    Wish we had Richard Sherman on our team

  • Jason White

    I’m pretty sure I’m in the minority of Steelers fans who wants the Seahawks to smack Peyton Manning around and give him his second Superbowl loss. I always root against the media darlings. In the case of Peyton Manning a lot of media personalities and fans alike have had their mouths firmly attached to Peyton’s man parts all season. Game could go either way but Peyton is not gonna have his way out there with that defense. Its gonna be about the Seahawks offense and if it can be effective enough to put up points at least in the mid 20’s range.

  • Aric Brown

    I respectfully disagree…. crabtree boldin and davis were the best set of pass catchers seattle has had to face…. now they have welker decker demaryius and julius to deal with… not to mention (excuse me while i pry my mouth off mannings man parts) the greatest quarterback that defense has ever seen throwing them the ball

  • Jason White

    Only one problem. It is the postseason. Peyton Manning will do what Peyton Manning does. He will imitate Eli’s regular season performances when the game is on the line. If he is gonna win he is gonna need the Seahawks help. Peyton is far from unbeatable. Just ask the 18-1 2007 Patriots how the favorite doesn’t always deliver when it needs to the most.

  • Jason White

    In all fairness though I actually predicted a Seahawks/Broncos Superbowl before wildcard weekend started and ironically I had picked the whole playoffs when I made my prediction of the Superbowl and had the Broncos beating the Patriots in the AFC title game. I predicted Seahawks beat the Broncos with Sherman of all people getting a game clinching interception. We’ll see how close I was on that.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    But i think Seattle has more than enough people to stop them, it’ll be a good game

  • Nolrog

    I’m not sure they win handily. Seattle has a very good D; in fact, number 1 D overall and number 1 against the pass. Denver, on the other hand, had the number one rated offense. Going the other way, the Seattle O was middle of the pack as was the Denver D. On paper, this should be a very good match up.

    I see a close game, coming down to whoever makes a big mistake. I’m not sold on Russell Wilson, and think he will be one of the keys to the game.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Be careful, Richard Sherman. You’re sounding a lot like Bart Scott after topping the Patriots. And we all know what happening when the Jets “flew” to Pittsburgh the following week.

    If nothing else, I feel like this is the Super Bowl most people wanted to see out of the playoff teams. I know I did, anyway. Got to root for Peyton, because if he wins, it couldn’t happen to a classier and more consummate football professional.

  • Douglas Andrews

    No doubt!!… just no post game comments lol

  • blackandgoldBullion

    No assholes like that on the Steelers, please. Play like a possessed maniac on the field and then shake hands afterwards like men.

    Seattle DB’s get away with holding and PI on virtually every play. Sure they’re good, but do they really need that much favoritism.

    He should shut the F*** up and play.

  • mem359

    Considering that Crabtree hit Sherman in the face when he tried to shake hands, I’m kinda hoping Crabtree gets the big fine.

  • Dan

    Agree on Sherman, a complete prick. Many many WRs & DBs smack talk during a game and sometimes leading up to a game, but when the game is already decided then it’s time for sportsmanship to step in. I don’t care about Crabtree one way or the other, but he’s not just a mediocre receiver. Completely classless to mouth out at a man who’s dream has been crushed for another year.

  • Dan

    1000% agree. The man could see a proctologist for a complete physical.
    On the penalties, it seemed like a poorly officiated game and I think the 49ers probably got the short end of the stick, but still glad they won’t be able to tie the Steelers SB record this year….plus I think Kaep’s mockery of Newton last week was classless.

  • Dan

    Won’t happen. He was mocking him with the handshake attempt. And Crabtree’s response was just a push away (albeit to the faskmask). Possibly Sherman will get a fine for the neck gesture, although I don’t think the choking gestures is viewed in the same way as the throat slash gesture for which others have been fined. We’ll see.

  • Dan

    For the believers in Karma. Perhaps the Pats haven’t won a SB because of Spygate. Perhaps we lost our last SB because of Ben’s behavior a few years ago. Perhaps the 49ers lost last week because of Kaep’s mockery of Cam’s Superman routine. Perhaps Seattle will lose this year because of Sherman’s antic’s (although it seems Bilichek believes Welker is due some bad karma for his hit on Talib).

  • Reader783

    I’d rather see the Broncos win it so Manning gets another ring, that way there is a clear connection between talented quarterbacks and winning superbowls. No more hearing “Ben Roethlisberger’s Superbowls mean nothing, just look at the stats.”

  • alex

    what would one expect when you interview a lion after he feld a gazelle, a grey poupon interview?

  • Steve

    Thats funny and silly.