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The Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII will take place on Sunday night, in the climax of the 2013-2014 season. This will be an intriguing face off between the two best teams in the NFL this season – one boasting the best offense, the other boasting the most rock solid defense.
The game is scheduled to start at 6.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network or online through free live stream (details below).
The Seahawks and Broncos both finished the regular season with 13-3 records, and today's match up offers a complete contrast of playing styles. That contrast has ensured this has been one of the most hyped up Super Bowls of recent times, with pundits finding it difficult to predict who will come out on top.
Many Super Bowl match ups over the year's have been much clearer to predict, with one team coming into the clash as clear favorites. However, this year's Super Bowl could go either way, with both teams boasting extremely clear strengths, meaning this could go either way.
In many people's eyes, future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning and his Broncos' offense will be too strong for the Seahawks. Manning and co. have destroyed just about every defense put up before them this season, and they posted a massive 457.3 yards per game and a record-breaking 606 total points.
The difficulty for the Seahawks is that despite Manning taking all the headlines, it is not only him who has devastated defenses. He has been surrounded by world class wide receivers Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker, as well as tight end Julius Thomas.
Their rushing attack is not entirely blunt either, and they have back Knowshon Moreno as another dangerous weapon, meaning the Seahawks will have to be at their absolute best if they are to keep out the Broncos mass of offensive weaponry today.
However, other pundits are quick to point out, that if any defense can halt the Broncos' march to the Super Bowl title it is the Seattle Seahawks. They have the toughest defense in the NFL, allowing just 172 passing yards per game, and a measly 16 touchdowns through the air. Cornerback Richard Sherman will be looking to frustrate Manning and co. – they have 28 interceptions to their name – the most in the NFL through the regular season.
Whether the Seahawks can manage to keep Manning and his offensive unit quiet for the entire game, or whether Manning will slowly wear them down is yet to be seen. But one thing's for sure; this is one of the most exciting and unpredictable Super Bowl match ups ever.
The Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl 2014 game will take place Sunday night, with a start time of 6.30 p.m. ET. The game can be watched on TV on the Fox network or online through free live stream by clicking here.