NFL Gaming Previews

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.

    WHO'S HURTIN'

    Seattle - WR Percy Harvin (concussion) is probable.

    Denver - QB Peyton Manning (ankle) is probable. RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs) is questionable.

    GAME ANALYSIS

    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.


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