Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos Provide Ideal Super Bowl Matchup

By Sam Horn
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The moment has finally arrived. Over the course of about four months, 32 NFL teams have been battling for postseason spots. Of those 32 teams, only 12 obtained playoff berths. Of those 12 teams, only two will play in the Super Bowl: the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.

This matchup is mouthwatering. It’s scintillating. It’s exciting. It couldn’t have been scripted any better. The best offense in the NFL, maybe in the league’s history, squares off against one of the best defenses in recent memory.

The key to success for the Broncos lies in the hands of Peyton Manning. The future Hall of Fame quarterback has posted mind-boggling statistics this season. His 55 regular season touchdown passes have made statisticians’ jaws drop. Despite Manning undergoing four neck surgeries and being 37 years old, he’s been able to get the job done.

The Broncos’ talented wide receivers have given nightmares to opposing defensive coordinators all season long. Dan Quinn is one of the lucky ones. Quinn, the defensive coordinator for the Seahawks, is equipped with the best defense in all of football. This defense had only given up 231 points all season long. The Seahawks were only one of three teams in the NFL to give up less than 300 points in 2013.

Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas headline Seattle’s stingy defense. Sherman led the league this year with eight interceptions and Thomas plays out of his mind every snap. He gives up his body on every play. His hard work has paid off; the Seahawks are headed to the Super Bowl.

The two best teams in football this year will meet in the Super Bowl. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. Best defense versus best offense. It really can’t get much better than this.

Sam Horn is a Seattle Seahawks writer for Follow him on Twitter @samhorn7 or “Like” him on Facebook.

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