Seahawks vs. Broncos: An Inevitable Super Bowl
By Colin Murphy
Aug 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) speak following a 40-10 preseason victory by the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
It is surprisingly rare to see both No. 1 seeds advance to the Super Bowl. But as the weeks flew by this NFL season, two teams seemed to be destined for a trip to MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2. Now, the match up that should please even the most casual football fans is set. It had to be Seattle and Denver.
Week after week these two teams bounced back and forth between the top two spots on nearly ever Power Rankings list. Denver with it’s historically potent offense and Seattle with it’s historically suffocating defense were the clear top two teams in the NFL all season long. Now in just a couple short weeks the world will see which side of the football reigns supreme on Super Bowl Sunday.
With the unpredictability of the NFL it seems almost impossible for the best two teams to meet in the Super Bowl. The playoffs are so often about the hottest team playing well at the right time. That’s why the Ravens won the Lombardi Trophy last year and it’s why Patriots fans still have New York Giants themed nightmares (18-1 ahhhhh!).
But this season was different. Even though both the Broncos and Seahawks faced adversity this season it always seemed clear that they were the favorites all along. And no team, not even the red-hot San Francisco 49ers, were able to derail the inevitable match up between the NFL’s number one offense and number one defense. So grab a seat and get ready to watch what should be a very entertaining Super Bowl. Wait….There’s still two weeks of hype and over analysis before the opening kickoff? Okay maybe you can wait a little bit before grabbing a seat.