Could the 2014 Season Begin with Super Bowl XLVIII Rematch?

By Tylor Walden
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos might get a second chance at the Seattle Seahawks sooner than you think.

The annual NFL Kickoff Game has in recent years featured the defending Super Bowl Champion at home against one of the eight random opponents that the team plays the following year. In the 2014 season, the Broncos will travel to Seattle in a Super Bowl rematch with the Seahawks. While both being the defending champion and playing the other Super Bowl participant at home, this could be quite a possibility that both of these teams square off to begin the season. It would provide quite the interesting storyline to have the final game of the 2013 season become the first one of the 2014 season.

I believe this would be a great game to feature on opening weekend. It would allow the potential new look Broncos get their chance to avenge their Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks. And what better place to do it in front of their own fans. While there is a chance the San Francisco 49ers could also contend for that opening game, I believe it would provide more interesting storylines if the Broncos and Seahawks squared off.

If this does happen, and we will not know until April, it would mark the second-straight year the Broncos opened up their season against the team that eliminated them from the postseason one year ago. The Broncos were able to exact revenge against the Baltimore Ravens in the 2013 season in very convincing fashion. Could there be a chance that the Broncos exact revenge again in 2014?

With this possibility, all fans will get another chance to see the No. 1 offense and No. 1 defense of 2013 face-off again. Will the result be different this time around? All that can be said is one thing — is it time for the 2014 NFL season yet?

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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