The Unstoppable Force vs. The Immovable Object

Sometimes, the obvious storyline entering a game isn't the most important or impactful one. But Seattle's Super Bowl 48 hopes really do rest on whether its secondary can stop Peyton Manning and the Broncos' vaulted passing game

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RobKnorr
RobKnorr

Sorry Peter King, except for that game you mentioned, where Sherman specifically asked to shadow Boldin, they just don't do that.

It's just not going to happen.

I don't think that's the matchup that will decide the game anyway. The matchup will be Seattle's offense against the Broncos defense. Specifically the Broncos have been decent against the run, but have yet to face anything even close to Seattle's, and if they sell out to stop the run (as they will have to do), then how will they stop Wilson with a fully healthy Harvin from eating that very bad secondary alive?


MitchellEcland
MitchellEcland

Maxwell, Thurmond and Lane are very good as well and would start on most teams. Many QBs have tested them with very little success.

Kruegerman
Kruegerman

@RobKnorr LOL. Your overblown sense of your team's running game is hilarious. Denver's played the #1, #5, #9, #10 (twice), #12 (twice), #13, and #14 running teams in the NFL in the regular season. They also played two of those teams one more time each in the playoffs and held both teams to less than 65 yards rushing.


Heck, Seattle's running game isn't even 20 yards better per game and only 0.2 YPC better than Denver's is. Denver's running game has even scored two more TDs than Seattle's has.

Kruegerman
Kruegerman

@MitchellEcland Drew Brees threw for over 300 yards and no picks against Seattle in the playoffs, and Marques Colston torched the secondary for 11 receptions and 140 yards. That's what happened against an offense with only two receiving threats when one (Jimmy Graham) was being keyed on.

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