By Andrew Orzechowski, Contributing Editor
Final 2013 Regular Season Record: 29-19; 60%
Postseason record: 0-4; 0%
Sunday, February 2, 2014
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (13-3) AT DENVER (13-3), 6:30 PM (ET)
JUST THE FACTS
Stadium - MetLife Stadium
Capacity - (82,566)
Surface - Grass (Outdoor)
Series Record - Denver (34-19 -- 0-1 in playoffs)
Series Streak - Denver has won three of the last four meetings.
Last Meeting - September 19, 2010 (Denver, 31-14 at Denver)
Television - FOX
TRENDS, HISTORY AND HINTS
SEA - 3-6 ATS L9 vs. DEN... SEA - 17-5 ATS L22 as a dog... SEA - 13-4 ATS L17
vs. teams with a winning record... SEA - 6-17 ATS L23 when playing with two
weeks or more of rest... SEA - 7-3 ATS L10 after two or more consecutive
wins... SEA - 7-0 to the UNDER L7... SEA - 6-0 to the UNDER L6 vs. teams with a
winning record... DEN - 12-3 SU L15 vs. SEA... DEN - 15-2 ATS L17 when playing
with two weeks or more of rest... DEN - 3-7 ATS L10 playoff games... DEN - 8-2
ATS L10 as a favorite... DEN - 3-6 ATS L9 after two or more consecutive wins...
DEN - 6-2 to the OVER L8 vs. SEA... DEN - 5-0 to the UNDER L5 as a favorite.
Seattle - WR Percy Harvin (concussion) is probable.
Denver - QB Peyton Manning (ankle) is probable. RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs) is
The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos clash this Sunday night in
Super Bowl XLVIII which is being played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey..
The game features the best offense in the NFL, led by Peyton Manning, going
against the strongest defense in the league, led by arguably the best corner
back in the league, Richard Sherman.
The Broncos are 12-3 straight up in their last 15 games versus Seattle and
15-2 against the spread in their last 17 games. It should be
noted that the Seahawks won the only ever postseason games between these teams
back in 1983 when Seattle was an AFC team.
The weather for this game has been a topic of concern over the past week.
However, over the past couple of days the forecast has improved and
no precipitation is expected and temperatures will likely be in the mid
30's at gametime. If the forecast remains the same, weather shouldn't really
be a factor in this game.
The underdog has covered in five of the last six Super Bowls. Also, it's
said that defense wins championships and its looks as if
Seattle is the right pick in this game. However, Peyton Manning and the Broncos
had the best offense in NFL history this season. Although the Seattle defense
is certainly capable of shutting down Denver, it's certainly no guarantee.
SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take the Denver Broncos at -2 points.