Monday, February 3, 2014

Column: Joe Knows Sports

By Joe Miskowic
Cardinal Staff

With the Super Bowl coming up, all the hype seems to be on either what the weather is going to be like or whether Richard Sherman is a thug or not.  Regardless of either of these, there is going to be a football game and it is going to be a good one. The leagues No. 1 offense versus the No. 1 defense should make things very interesting. 

The forecast for the game looks to be somewhere in the lower 30s with a possibility of rain and snow.  The coldest Super Bowl temperature at kickoff was 39 degrees in New Orleans in Jan. 1972.  

This year, Peyton Manning looks to shut up any critics that say he cannot win big games and Russell Wilson looks to become possibly the most successful quarterback through his first two seasons.  

Manning, who threw an NFL-record 55 touchdowns in the regular season, seems to have the edge in this game in my opinion. The Broncos simply have too many weapons to beat the Seahawks.  Although we all know Manning can throw seven touchdown passes in one game, if the Broncos focus on their running game it will keep the defense guessing and lead them to a big victory.

Wilson already has the most wins (27) by a quarterback through his first two seasons. The Seahawks won’t have the “12th man” at MetLife stadium, which has helped them be so dominant at home through the year.  

I think if the Seahawks have a chance at winning, it will have to be from not only the “Legion of Boom” secondary causing turnovers but also Marshawn Lynch going “Beast Mode” as he has done in past playoff appearances.  

In the end, I believe this will be an exciting high scoring game with Broncos beating the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII 34-27.  

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