There is no doubt in my mind that the Super Bowl on Sunday will be a clash of the titans. Not only do you have the twi best teams in the NFL in the Super Bowl this season, but you also have the No. 1 ranked offense in the Denver Broncos up against the No. 1 ranked defense in the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately something will have to give, and for Seahawks fans I believe it will be your defense.
In Super Bowl history, five times has the best offense in the game gone up against the best defense and four out of those five times the team with the best defense has won. So the Seahawks should win then, right? Not necessarily.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, on the other hand, has faced the No. 1 defense in the league four times in his entire career and is 3-1 in those games. In my eyes those two records I just mentioned cancel each other out.
Plus in those five Super Bowl games where the best defense has won four out of the five, none of those teams had to face an offense quite as potent as the Broncos. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb here when I say that the Broncos have the best offense in football history going into this Sunday’s Super Bowl, and I don’t think the same can be said for the Seahawks’ defense. Yes, the Seahawks’ defense is the best in the league this season, but of all time? I don’t think so.
Seahawks’ Richard Sherman has gone on record, as you know by now, calling himself the best cornerback in the game, and rightfully so. Not only is he right now the most talented cornerback in the NFL, but he is also probably the most physical. However, with Manning being arguably the most intelligent quarterback in football history and with all of the offensive weapons at multiple positions that Manning has at his disposal, why would Manning be crazy enough to throw the football in Sherman’s direction?
All in all, I believe the Broncos’ offense is just too powerful for the best defense, and best cornerback in the game, to hold off for four quarters which is why I see the Broncos winning the Super Bowl this Sunday.