The Seattle Seahawks prevailed in the end. They made it almost too close for comfort and certainly got the benefit of some favorable officiating. In the end it was the defense, the unit that has been making plays all year long, that made the play to win the game and save the Seahawks’ season.
Specifically Richard Sherman. He reached out and deflected a pass at the last second that looked destined to be a touchdown. It was a heck of a play that was overshadowed by his ridiculous postgame antics. That’s a story for another day.
The Seahawks are now in the show. “Why not us?” was their mantra all season and now they are here. They have a dominant defense and the “beast” Marshawn Lynch to thank for that. Notice who I left out.
Russell Wilson. Don’t get me wrong, he made a couple throws that won the Seahawks the game. However, in my eyes he has underwhelmed in the playoffs. He is a nice complimentary piece, but I am not sure he is a quarterback that is capable of taking over a game.
In the Super Bowl, very often the signal caller is asked to do just that. Go out and win a game. If all else fails the Denver Broncos can hang their hat knowing they have number 18 Peyton Manning under center to bail them out.
If the Seahawks’ running game isn’t going, and their defense gives up some points, can they trust Wilson to go win a game? I have yet to see it. If this game comes down to the quarterbacks, the advantage goes to the Broncos.
Final prediction: 31-23 Broncos.