Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle (15-3) vs. Denver (15-3)
February 1, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Legacy, the Lombardi Trophy and the weather.
Those are the three storylines to watch when the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks and AFC kingpins Denver Broncos meet in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in the first outdoor, cold weather title game.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning pilots the best offense in the history of the NFL, while Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman spearheads the NFL's No. 1 defense, the first time since Super Bowl XXV (Buffalo and the New York Giants) in which the team that scored the most points in the NFL's regular season will do battle with the club that allowed the fewest for the Lombardi Trophy.
The contest also marks the first time the No. 1 seed from each conference has matched up in the title game since Super Bowl XLIV between New Orleans and Indianapolis after the 2009 season.
"It doesn't happen like this too often when both No. 1 seeds make it," Sherman said. "It's a testament to the hard work of both teams and I'm sure it's going to be a fantastic game."
Sort of like the irresistible force getting ready to go against the immovable object. Denver led the NFL with a league record 606 points scored while Seattle allowed an NFL-low 231 points. The Broncos also topped the NFL by gaining 457.3 yards per game and the Seahawks allowed just 273.6 ypg, the fewest in the league.
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