Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks
My Pick: Broncos
At 6:25 p.m. on Sunday, the age old question is up for debate – what wins championships? Offense or defense?
Statistically speaking, the Broncos have the most potent offense in NFL history and the Seahawks possess one of the toughest defenses of the past few decades.
Can the Seahawks vaunted secondary contain one of the all-time great quarter backs and his potent repertoire of receivers? Can Denver’s suspect defense stop Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson?
Can Peyton win in the cold? Can Seattle win without their 12th man? All questions that will be answered in 36 hours.
Why I Might be Right
Peyton Manning and his weapons. This is not just a good offense, this is a historical offense. No team in the history of the NFL has scored more points in a season than the 2013 Denver Broncos (606), thrown more touchdowns (55), had more passing yards (5,477) or had more 50+ point games (3).
The Broncos also rank second all-time in YPG (457.3 vs 467.1), PPG (37.9 vs 38.8) and first downs (435 vs 444). In 2013, the Broncos lead the NFL in PPG (37.9), YPG (457.3), plays of 10+ yards (275), passing YPG (340.3), fewest times sacked (20), 1st downs per game (27.2) and red-zone TD% (76.1%).
Seattle may possess the best pass defense in the league, but the Seahawks are not historical good like the Broncos offense is. The Seahawks do not rank in the top 10 all-time defenses for least PPG.
In fact, the Seahawks don’t even rank in the top 5 since 2004, and let’s not forget, this is a defense that in Seattle, surrendered 17 points to Jacksonville and 24 to Tampa Bay, and on the road, gave up 20 to Houston and 34 to Indianapolis.
None of those teams can hold a candle to the Broncos offense.