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Old 01-30-2014, 04:38 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 26 days ago)
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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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!
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:50 PM
Location: Bel Air, California
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Seattle has better players at every position except one....

Seattle 17
Denver 31
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:18 PM
Location: Minnesota
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Denver 20, Seattle 18. Pulled it out of my rear end, cuz I really don't know! But there it is for history to mock.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:19 PM
Location: The Puget Sound
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Seahawks 28
Broncos 24
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:53 PM
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I predict the Broncos will win by 10 points.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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It's pretty obvious it's P. Mannings year.

Broncos 23
Seahawks 15

Seahawk fans will be in denial & will still be without a championship.

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Old 01-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Denver 34
Seattle 13

Manning picks apart the Seattle D.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:42 PM
Location: 60630
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Oh I just think Seattle will win. Good enough.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:23 PM
Status: "Moon landing 50th anniversary July 20." (set 1 day ago)
Location: Suburban Dallas
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It will, for the most part, be highly competitive, but I believe Denver will just prove too much for Seattle in the end. Peyton Manning will throw for three touchdowns.

Predicted final: Denver 35, Seattle 21.

And there you are.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:46 PM
Location: North Port
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Denver - 24
Seattle - 17
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