#1 Seahawks + #1 Broncos = Super Bowl 48. People (like me) always say “the 1 seeds will never make it all the way to the promise land”, this year, those people and I have to give it to those people (like my younger brother Miles), that 2 , 1 seeds made it. There was no story-book run. Just a very exciting game came out of all of this. Let’s get to the game…
In the first game the New England Patriots travel to very sunny Denver where the temperature stayed around 60 degrees! Tom Brady struggled in the 1st half; they only scored 3 points. On the other hand, Peyton Manning was ripping through the Pats D who was totally dis-advantaged to Denver. Pro Bowl CB Aquib Talib who had a great season in his 1st with the Pats, was injured and did not return, Broncos WR Demarius Thomas was supposed to be matched up with him in a heated battle , but with his injury, Thomas exploded! He had a huge game. The Broncos led 13-3. The game was low scoring, Denver got a TD then 2 FG’s in the 4th while the Pats got close, but not close enough when they failed a 2 pt conversion an only scored 13. Denver was going to NJ to have the time of their lives in MetLife. QB Peyton threw for 400 yards! And 2 TD’s and no picks. There is always a record broken by Manning in every game, in this game, there was 1, he became the first QB to go to the Super Bowl with 2 teams, if you don’t know, he was a SUPERSTAR on the Indianapolis Colts but came to Denver after a sat out season from Neck Surgery, the Colts finished in the Cellar that year with a 2-14 record. That’s when Luck took over the next year. Manning is known for a bad playoff record but he is 2-0 right now in 2014. War Demarius Thomas had 7 receptions for 134 yards and a TD. Tom Brady had 277 yards and a TD with no picks. Brady will have to wait another year. His unexpectedly leading receiver was Julian Edelman who will be a big option this year. He had 10 receptions for 89 yards and a TD. This game was supposed to be big in the run game, but the Patriots RB who started had 5 carries for 6 yards ! Broncos 26- Pats 16. Final.
This game was more exciting, we go to home of the 12th man and the LOUDEST fans in the history of sports. They hold the record for loudest people, even their stadium is built to be loud. This has been the Hawks story and advantage having 1 loss in the past 2 years there. After the 12th man flag was raised the game started off with a Russell Wilson fumble and the 49ers recovered in the Red-Zone and settled for a Phil Dawson FG. Then Colin Kaepernick had a TD and the Seahawks had a FG. The 9ers led 10-3. This is when it got heated, Marshawn Lynch tied up the game with a 40 yard BEAST run and got some skittles. The 49ers came back with a Anquan Boldin TD to go up 17-10. The Seahawks got a FG. The 4th quarter got crazy when Russell Wilson BOMBED it to Jermaine Kearse and he scored miraculous TD to go 20-17. Steven Hauschka had a FG to go up by 6. The 49ers had 2 chances to win and the outcome? Interception, interception. The 2nd one will be memorable because CB Richard Sherman III assisted a pick to prevent WR Michael Crabtree and the 9ers to go to MetLife. The Seahawks won 23-17. 2nd year QB Russell Wilson threw for 215 and a TD with a fumble lost. He threw to Doug Baldwin 6 times for 106 yards and a TD. Marshawn (the BEAST) Lynch had 109 yards and a TD. Percy Harvin will help out next week if he plays. Colin Kaepernick had 153 yards with a TD a Fumble lost and 2 picks. Despite that, he had 130 yards rushing!
My pick for the Super Bowl? Broncos all the way…