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Old 02-03-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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Wow .... I was just reading through some of this as I tried to avoid as much of the 2 week hype for my own sanity

Kind of amazing how many projected a blowout on a team that allowed 14 points per game and hasn't lost by more than a TD in the past 44 games going into the SB (45 now)

Seems odd there would have been an expectation for anything other than a close game
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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Pre-season game August 17, 2013 in Seattle , Seattle 40 Denver 10 .
Fast forward 5 months: Seattle 43 Denver 8
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:47 PM
 
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I was counting on Peyton having a bad game. I only watched about 5 football games all year, but one of those was Seattle's whipping of the Saints and making Drew Brees look bad, I figured they can make Peyton look bad too. I had no idea Percy was a Seahawk...good for him, he's fun to watch.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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Pre-season game August 17, 2013 in Seattle , Seattle 40 Denver 10 .
Fast forward 5 months: Seattle 43 Denver 8
Haha. "But that's only preseason". See how LITTLE changed from that time to this? Hope some TV analysts notice that, too.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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well, thank you. that's a lovely hat you have on
Thank God SOMEONE has some insight around here!
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:50 AM
 
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Haha. "But that's only preseason". See how LITTLE changed from that time to this? Hope some TV analysts notice that, too.
They brought it up during the game.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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They brought it up during the game.
But outside Seahawk fans, no one expected Seattle to repeat. Most of us hoped they could do to Denver what they did on average to everybody, namely keep them at 20 points or less.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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Let's see if we can have this discussion without getting the thread locked.

I think a lot of us are expecting a close game in this Super Bowl, and I am no different. I am exhausted with the stories surrounding the game and am ready for the game itself. All of the speculation about who's going to do what, what strength will out perform the other, what weakness being exploited will be the downfall of either team...all that is meaningless. All that really matters is the game in front of us. And as I've said a few times, the league could not have drawn this one up better if it were rigged!

I'm all but done with the media spin but I do enjoy fan comments, so let's see who can come up with the most accurate prediction in this one. Here's my pick for the score and general idea of how I expect the game to go down:

Broncos 28, Seahawks 17.

Even though that's an 11 point spread, I think it will be a close game. I think the Broncos will continue to run their ball control style of offense while their defense will do enough to contain the Seahawks offense. I expect the Broncos to punt on their first possession, but gain some valuable intel and respond on their next series with a lengthy drive (time-wise and distance). The Broncos can probably get away with one turnover and I think it's realistic to expect this Seattle defense to force at least one take away. Other than that, the Broncos are going to need to be pretty close to perfect.

I think we'll have a close game until the Broncos punch in a TD with 4-5 minutes remaining. The Seahawks respond with a drive that takes a couple minutes of the clock but results in a turnover on downs. The Broncos then run out the clock on the game.

I think Manning's passing numbers are definitely going to be below his averages for the season, but I still see him getting around 275-280 or so, spreading the ball around the big 5. He'll get three TDs and one INT. Moreno and Ball combine for about 120 on the ground and one of the Broncos TDs.

For the Seahawks I expect Marshawn Lynch to have a big game, even against a Broncos defense that has been playing pretty stout. He'll gain at least 100 on the ground and two TDs. He'll probably break a long one at some point in the game. Wilson will pass for at least 150 yards, no TDs, no picks. He won't lose them the game but he won't win it either.

Like I said, this is a general description of what I expect. I'd like to hear your expectations as well, and maybe we can get a little deeper into what to expect on some of the key matchups.

Go Broncos!


change your name and stick to female gymnastics.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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change your name and stick to female gymnastics.
Haha. Nasty dig there.
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