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Old 01-28-2014, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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... the Denver Broncos will win Super Bowl XLVIII in dramatic fashion. Before you dismiss it as childish, digital tomfoolery, you should know the iconic game has correctly predicted 8 of the last 10 winners and is typically very close on the final score.


Super Bowl Predictions: Seahawks vs. Broncos in 2014 Super Bowl
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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You know I'm jumping in here because Madden predicted Steelers 24-20 over Packers in SB XLV!!!
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: North Port
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I have to agree and also think Denver will win. But as a Patriots fan, I will be pulling for the seahawks to win.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:40 PM
 
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I like the Seahawks. If you look at Denver, their scoring production went down a bit against SD and NE, which isn't alarming in and of itself; however, Seattle's defense, particularly their pass defense, is better than anything Denver's faced. I won't write Denver off. Great offensive balance and execution can make any defense look mortal, but I'm just going with the percentages, the odds, and I like Seattle's trends more than Denver's. The attention is going to be on Manning v Seattle's D, but let's not forget that Seattle and Russell Wilson will get a crack at Denver's D, which has played well, but they have yet to play against a scrambler like Wilson. That's a major advantage for Seattle b/c Denver can watch all the tape they want - Wilson's the type of QB that teams need to actually have experience playing against to get a real sense for how he runs the offense. Seattle 28-Denver 23.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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The attention is going to be on Manning v Seattle's D, but let's not forget that Seattle and Russell Wilson will get a crack at Denver's D, which has played well, but they have yet to play against a scrambler like Wilson. That's a major advantage for Seattle b/c Denver can watch all the tape they want - Wilson's the type of QB that teams need to actually have experience playing against to get a real sense for how he runs the offense. Seattle 28-Denver 23.
I think the same thing can be said for Manning. Just like they've been preaching for 3 days on NFL Network, Manning is the type of QB that you can't simulate in practice.

The Denver receivers and the pick plays vs the Seattle press coverage will be fun to see.

I'm not buying into Wilson... he hasn't done jack the last month of the season and hasn't looked all that great in the playoffs either. He's cooled off considerably since the early part of the season and has been carried by the defense.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:18 PM
 
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I think the same thing can be said for Manning. Just like they've been preaching for 3 days on NFL Network, Manning is the type of QB that you can't simulate in practice.

The Denver receivers and the pick plays vs the Seattle press coverage will be fun to see.
Nobody can simulate Manning, but they can at least simulate his style, for the simple reason that there are a lot of other teams who have drop-back pocket passers. There are a lot fewer quarterbacks who scramble around the way that Russell Wilson does. Wilson presents the same problems that Drew Brees does. He can stay in the pocket and actually make great throws down field, or he can break out of the pocket but still remain a threat to pass, as opposed to say Kaepernick or RGIII who tend to take off once they get out of the pocket. When most 'mobile' quarterbacks escape the pocket, the linebacker spies and the DBs instinctively think that the QB's taking off -- not necessarily the case with Russell Wilson. Manning's got the name, and I agree a thousand percent that he's earned his reputation, but if he can overcome early jitters, I think we'll see the dawn of a new era at the quarterback position in the NFL.

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I'm not buying into Wilson... he hasn't done jack the last month of the season and hasn't looked all that great in the playoffs either. He's cooled off considerably since the early part of the season and has been carried by the defense.
I was thinking the same thing myself, but the SF game sold me. He went out and made big plays against a defense that is better than what the Broncos will bring on Sunday.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:58 PM
 
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There are a lot fewer quarterbacks who scramble around the way that Russell Wilson does.
He needs to do a better job of scrambling... 33 sacks in just 393 attempts... how many of those were in December/January?

For Russell Wilson, avoiding pressure is the key to a Super Bowl*win | Audibles - SI.com

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I was thinking the same thing myself, but the SF game sold me. He went out and made big plays against a defense that is better than what the Broncos will bring on Sunday.
Yeah I know... and the SF offense that doesn't bring 1/3 of what Denver will bring on a neutral field put up 17 and dominated the Seahawks for 3 quarters on their home field.

It's easy to pick Denver in this one.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This simulation was in snow and now the forecast is for near 50. This is better for Denver.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:45 PM
 
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He needs to do a better job of scrambling... 33 sacks in just 393 attempts... how many of those were in December/January?

For Russell Wilson, avoiding pressure is the key to a Super Bowl*win | Audibles - SI.com



Yeah I know... and the SF offense that doesn't bring 1/3 of what Denver will bring on a neutral field put up 17 and dominated the Seahawks for 3 quarters on their home field.

It's easy to pick Denver in this one.

Tracy Porter picks-off peyton manning for SAINTS VICTORY - YouTube

Is New Orleans' secondary better than Seattle's?
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:22 PM
 
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Is New Orleans' secondary better than Seattle's?
Manning is better than Matt Schaub who ripped the Seattle secondary for 355 yards in a game 4 months ago which makes it about as relevant as you referencing a Super Bowl pick 6 from 4 years ago.

If you are gonna post at least post things relevant... like Manning's 5400 yards, 55 TD with only 1 red zone pick THE ENTIRE 2013 season. I'll take that bet and I'm not even a Denver fan.
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