Pot Roast Will Be Served

His name is Terrance Knighton. If you don't know him yet, you may be very familiar with him a week from Monday. Knighton is going to be a big part—both literally and figuratively—in stopping Marshawn Lynch and making things difficult on the Seahawks offense

(Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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After watching the AFC Championship Game on tape this week, I think we’re going to be talking much more about 340-pound Denver defensive tackle Terrance Knighton’s play in the Super Bowl than his nickname.

Cool nickname. Pot Roast. Happened when his first team, Jacksonville, was flying home from a game in Seattle his rookie year, 2009. “Long flight home,” Knighton said. “The food that night was shrimp alfredo or pot roast. I’m not a seafood guy, so I got the pot roast. So the guy sitting behind me on the plane was Clint Ingram, who was like the biggest comedian on the team. He says, ‘Oh, pot roast. You’re saying that like it’s your name. I’m going to make that your new nickname.’ It ended up sticking with me. I’m just glad I ordered the pot roast, not the shrimp alfredo.”

Knighton and linebacker Danny Travathan were Denver’s best defensive players against New England in a game that was not nearly as close as the 26-16 final indicated. Travathan’s speed behind a gap-proof defensive front helped wreck the Patriots passing game. He made an amazing play to ruin a New England drive in the second quarter with the Pats trying to narrow a 10-0 deficit, covering fullback James Develin out of the backfield on a route up the right side, then sprinting back as Julian Edelman caught a short cross, cutting his legs out after just a two-yard gain. He was around the ball all game. I can see Travathan in the film room today, studying Percy Harvin and Marshawn Lynch (Harvin certainly last season in Minnesota too, because of his limited play this year) and figuring out how to make plays around the line of scrimmage against one very speedy player and one very strong one. Travathan has shown all year long he can play both speed and power with equal skill.

Knighton made four stops in the run game for one yard or less against an offensive line that had steamrolled two straight teams. Seattle center Max Unger had better work overtime studying Knighton’s moves. The Denver lineman just killed New England center Ryan Wendell. On a first-quarter run by LaGarrette Blount, over left tackle, Knighton quickly shed Wendell and shoved aside pulling tackle Marcus Cannon; Shaun Phillips got Blount high and Knighton got him low; gain of one. Later, Knighton rode Wendell, shoved him aside, and crushed Blount; no gain. Another effortless shedding of Wendell in the third quarter on a Shane Vereen counter; loss of one.

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His sack of Tom Brady on 4th-and-3 late in the third quarter, with Denver up 20-3, was the clincher for Denver. Lined up over perennial Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins, Knighton took a jab step to Mankins’ right, then slapped his hands away and had an easy path to Brady. “After that, it was all about finishing,” he said.

One other point about Knighton—how he got out of Jacksonville. He’s the kind of player, and leader (at least he has been in Denver), that Gus Bradley would have loved as a centerpiece in the Jags’ defense. His departure stems from a brawl outside a club in Jacksonville—Knighton said he tried to be a peacemaker in a fight involving a good friend—and being struck in the left eye by shards from a broken vodka bottle. After some delicate surgery, the eye was saved. “It was a crazy situation. I wasn’t even involved in the altercation,” said Knighton. “One of my friends was. While I was trying to break it up, he slipped on the ground, and I’m trying to pick him up. A bottle busted right next to me, and pieces of the glass bottle got into my eye. It happened so quick.”

But the inactivity after the surgery helped wreck his offseason, and he could never win his job back full-time. He wanted to leave the Jags, and he said “one minute after midnight” into free agency last offseason, former Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio, now Denver’s defensive coordinator, called and began wooing him to Denver. It took a two-year, $4.5 million deal to get him, including just $1.5 million this year. After Knighton’s championship game performance, that looks like John Elway’s ticket to the Executive of the Year finals.

Unger, the Seattle center, has had a so-so year run-blocking, and Pro Football Focus graded him poorly for his run play in both playoff games. The way Knighton is playing, you may see Seattle helping out on Knighton with extra chip-blocks or double-teams from guards. It’s a huge matchup in this game.

Sound Bite of the Week

“The cold? We’re talking about the Super Bowl. I’m not worried about the cold, I promise you that. Weren’t we practicing in like minus-3 degree weather here? So I’m definitely not worried about any cold weather. If anything, I’m worrying about them cancelling the game. That’s the only thing I’m worried about (laughing). Other than that, I’m worrying about playing, that’s it. Not the weather.”

—Denver safety Mike Adams, a New Jerseyan, on the prospect of Super Bowl 48 being played in the frigid weather (7 degrees at the Meadowlands this morning) of MetLife Stadium.

Player You Need To Watch This Weekend

Percy Harvin, wide receiver/kick returner, Seattle. Harvin, who played just 37 offensive snaps in the Seahawks’ first 18 games this year—missing 15 contests because of a hip injury and one because of a concussion—has practiced the last two days and should be ready for the Super Bowl. After watching the speedy Denver linebackers on tape, a speed player on those wide-receiver sweeps and with the ball in space on short throws will be crucial in this game. Of course, Seattle has no idea how much Harvin will be able to give them. He came back too soon from summer hip surgery on Nov. 17 to play Minnesota, and wasn’t right for eight weeks after that until playing less than a half against New Orleans in the divisional game. Then two big hits put him out of that game, and out of the NFC Championship Game. Can’t wait to see Denver’s matchup plans for him.

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badbeatya
badbeatya

POT ROAST will NOT BE SERVED as it was rendered inedible due to the burning received via the high heat of the Seahawks D!

Mark20
Mark20

It seems to me that Denver's defense is playing better without Vonn Miller. I see a better pass rush and short pass coverage.

bcmike1
bcmike1

I'm still stunned at the lack of attention the "bountygate" defense received ( Bush) for obviously targeting Harvin in the Saints game. Same behaviour that got Payton suspended a year, just not documented by tape this time.

If it looks like a bounty, and acts like a bounty...it's probably a bounty. Should have been a team fine of $500 k at least, and 4 games for Bush.

JPG
JPG

Absolutely correct with Mr. Harvin.  In the first few minutes of the NO game Seattle used him for at least six plays - one for rushing for 9 yards, three caught passes for 21 yards, the penalty, and then the end zone play.

Look for Mr. Harvin to be the MVP of the Super Bowl.  He just might score more TDs than Peyton Manning will throw for.

Sashimomura
Sashimomura

I think the time of possession is going to be the # 1 factor in this game.  I think it comes down to if Seattle's offense can stay on the field.  I think they'll get some stops on D but long drives by the offense and keeping Manning on the sideline will be key.  Percy changes things quite a bit but still is an unknown factor.  I was at the Divisional game and his speed is on another level.  Russell hasn't put up big numbers but he's done enough to keep the team in every game against some very good defenses lately( SF, STL, AZ and even NO).  I think Denver defense when healthy is up there too but I can't imagine they are much better (especially without Von Miller) than anyone in the NFC west.  I know the big match up seems to be Denver's offense vs Seattle's D but I think the tale of the game will be other side of that.  It's time for Russ to shine.



scoutxx
scoutxx

It's an interesting match up, and it's fun to speculate, but I'm sure Denver will get out to such a big lead that Seattle's run game is going to be a non-factor. Seattle can shut down a couple of Denver's receivers, but they can't shut down all four. Manning has the best offensive line in the NFL, and he is going to pick the Seattle secondary apart all day. Denver wins this game by at least two scores… at least. 


As it's been all season, the only team that beats Denver is Denver. If they come out with their A game and don't turn the ball over, this will absolutely be a blowout. Seattle hasn't faced an offense like this all year, and if they think SF and NO was a warmup, they're in for a shock. 


Sorry Hawks, maybe next year… if that salary cap doesn't get you, of course.

davidhd
davidhd

Knighton is going to have to be good in this one, because Unger is a pro bowl level center when he plays to his potential, and I'm sure Tom Cable will have a plan for dealing with Knighton. Justin Smith and the rest of the 49er D Line couldn't stop Seattle's running game, so it's reasonable to assume Denver is going to have its hands full. Besides, I think the bigger factor is the passing game. The Saints stuffed Lynch all night a few weeks ago, and so did Carolina week one, but Wilson threw for 332 against Carolina and put up 34 pts against the Saints in those games. Having Harvin in the game certainly won't hurt in that regard. Seattle has a QB with a passer rating over 100, and a running back with over 1300 yards rushing. How many teams can say that? People seem to think Wilson is like another Trent Dilfer or Brad Johnson out there, or that Lynch is another Mike Alstott or Jamal Lewis. In reality, Seattle's offense was number 2 in scoring up until about week 13. 


Seattle's offense will be tougher to stop than many of these Denver fans seem to think.

badbeatya
badbeatya

So now Denver's defense is better than New Orleans' & San Francisco's?   This is so laughable.  Good luck chasing Wilson, Lynch, & Harvin down & good luck with that patchwork secondary.  Not for nothing & ALL respect to Tom Brady, but if Denver leaves Seattle's receivers open like they did New England's, Wilson is gonna hit them all night long.  GO HAWKS!!!

zenrooster
zenrooster

Lynch will find a way and Russell will be elusive. The key to this game is the Seattle front 4. If they don't get pressure, Manning will find a way to beat the secondary. If not, those wobbly passes will be like candy for Chow chow (cut the rope anyone?)

This will be a close game and I think the Hawks will grind it out.

help4mac1
help4mac1

I am thinking of the drive! The DRIVE...

Super Bowl XXV. beginning of the 3rd quarter.

14 plays, 75 yards, 9:29.

Lynch has to be the Manning killer by keeping him off the field.

ddechant11
ddechant11

Actually Peter, it is spelled "Trevathan" with an "e" and not an "a" in the first syllable. How long does it take to double check that, either for you or your fact-checker? Come on

MitchellEcland
MitchellEcland

For as big as he is, Pot Roast (love that nickname) is amazingly quick! 

I have not seen him play very much, but is seems like Seattle will have their hands full. 

(and no, I don't mean holding)  ;)

JohnFerguson
JohnFerguson

Marshawn Lynch runs like Blount; mostly over guard or over tackle and not over center.  The big difference is that Lynch has better acceleration and cutback.  Lynch also has better speed around end and is a much better receiver.  Defending Lynch is much tougher and it will require coordination with the inside linebackers.  Unlike Brady, Russell Wilson is a serious running threat.  That complicates things dramatically.  

Ocean_State_Patriots_Fan
Ocean_State_Patriots_Fan

Credit Denver’s defensive coaches for successfully lighting a fire under “Pot Roast,” because now he’s cooking!

Even before dominating the line of scrimmage against the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, and beating All-Pro Logan Mankins to sack Brady, Knighton emerged as a top-ten defensive tackle this season.What the Jaguars, his former team, found unappetizing, the Broncos’ master chefs on defense harvested (for a low price) in free agency and turned into a gourmet dish.Perhaps that explains, in part at least, why some teams—like the Jags—are perennial bottom-feeders, and others—like the Broncos—sit atop the food chain in the NFL.

gameleader
gameleader

You and your buddies should be fired from the HOF committee. I've already told your buddy John McClain to his face he should resign. You guys that vote on the HOF are disgusting  and don't deserve to be there. I pray everyday for a change and that players get a vote. Please Resign from the HOF.

destrusdominate
destrusdominate

@JPG Are you smoking crack? I would take any bet any day of the week where your wanting your money to be on the opposite end of TD's vs Peyton Manning! 

RSpreier
RSpreier

@JPG Yeah and he might hurt himself running on to the field. I doubt he is any factor in the game.

destrusdominate
destrusdominate

@Sashimomura They can milk the time off the clock all they want. It only takes Peyton Manning 2 minutes or less to put up an easy score all night long. Not sure why people think Seattle even has a chance? 

rbc83
rbc83

@scoutxx You only think Manning has the best offensive line because he makes them look like that. He gets the ball out so quickly that the line hardly ever has to protect for him for more than a couple seconds. If you take away all of Denver's yards after catch, Denver is actually a mediocre passing team. Not even seven yards per pass completion. Just so you know, that's worse than Seattle.

But what's really funny is that almost everything you said can be turned around for Seattle as well. Denver hasn't faced a defense like Seattle's all year. Denver hasn't faced a defense that can man up with all four of their wide receivers. And the only team that has beaten Seattle this year is Seattle. Watch that Arizona game, watch that game in San Francisco, watch that Indianapolis game. Seattle beat itself in all three of those games.

Sorry Denver, maybe next year. That's a pretty constant theme for Manning though, huh?

BbchAt-Fifty
BbchAt-Fifty

@scoutxxAre you speculating or stating a fact? I know one fact - Peyton Manning is one hit away from breaking his neck

luvfoozball
luvfoozball

@scoutxx I like your optimism. But if Denver offense gets bogged up in the first quarter then things might get tough. Even if Denver stuffs Seahawks running game initially, that running game eventually wears down the defense. I have seen it happen with Marshawn Lynch too many times.


So Denver needs a good start and make Lynch a non-factor.

Tenacious_G
Tenacious_G

@scoutxxI absolutely agree.  If Denver can get off and put up a couple scores early in the game Seattle will have to let Wilson begin throwing it more.  That's when he'll start doing dumb sh#t and Denver can really pull away.

Kruegerman
Kruegerman

@davidhd "Seattle has a QB with a passer rating over 100, and a running back with over 1300 yards rushing. How many teams can say that?"


Not Seattle. Lynch ran for 1257 yards. If you want to make the arbitrary cut-off at 1200 yards instead, you have the Eagles, Bears, Chargers, and Seahawks. Of those teams, Wilson has the lowest passer rating, and Lynch is 2nd to last in rushing yards and only 2 more yards than Mathews.


If you want consider another arbitrary combination of stats, then Denver has a QB with a passer rating over 100 and 3 players with 1200+ yards from scrimmage. I can tell you there's NO other team who can make that claim.

destrusdominate
destrusdominate

@davidhd Seattle's offense is going to be a non-factor once Peyton puts up a 2 TD lead. They have to abandon their run game, and let's face it, Wilson is not that great of a QB. Knighton practically shut out Tom Brady!! Wilson doesn't have a chance.

jb22
jb22

@davidhd Well Denver does have a 1000 rush/500 rec yd back themselves, as well as peyton manning

luvfoozball
luvfoozball

@davidhd 49ers and Justin Smith were stuffing the Seattle running game just fine till the middle of third quarter. What happened was the 49ers couldn't score enough points to make Lynch a non-factor. Hence the Seahawks kept running and eventually wore down the 49ers defense. Also, the game against Carolina and 34 points against Saints happened a LOOOONG time ago when Russell Wilson was playing well. Now he is not except in spurts here and there.


So the key is Denver offense getting a good start and making Lynch a non-factor.

Fatez
Fatez

@davidhd I am a hardcore Broncos fan and I couldn't agree more with you.  Our strength is matched up very well by Seattle's strength.  The Broncos actually have a decent defense but it has been whacked real bad by injuries.  It will be interesting to see how Denvers D lines up against Seattles Offense.  This game may come down to special teams...

OJ_noknife
OJ_noknife

@badbeatyaYes they're better than New Orleans, and they're built to stop what Seattle does well. They only allow 3.9 yards/carry. Knighton completely shut down New England and San Diego's running games and like the article says, your interior OL is only average. Patchwork secondary? DRC was graded the #5 CB in all of football this year. Champ Bailey is finally back to 100% after being hurt most of the year. Your  guys are very good, but
so are  they

CMFJ
CMFJ

@JohnFerguson

I agree.  Denver's ends have been setting the edge fairly well, except Phillips, and the LBs are fast and quick enough to deal with some of the cutbacks.  Lynch is so good he probably cannot really be stopped, but I think Denver can slow him enough to keep Seattle from sustaining drives.  At least they have a chance to do so.  

@RS1022

I agree that Seattle's OL is not as good, but NE's center was almost dead last in run blocking.  Unger is not having a great year, but he will be more of an impediment than Wendell.  

Give credit to Lynch here – even with the poor OL, Lynch has been held to less than 60 in 5 games, so he can get yards on his own.

I disagree that Wilson is overall less of a threat.  He can be a very good pocket passer and his ability to extend plays and make big plays outside the pocket, both running and throwing, could be deadly for the Broncos.  They have had some problems with QBs on the run, in particular Alex Smith. That said, the biggest weakness of Seattle's OL (according to stats at Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders) is against the pass, where they are near the bottom of the league in pressure allowed/dropback.  I'm hoping Malik Jackson, who graded out very well by MMQBs pressure points in pressure/dropback, has a big game.  He's getting more playing time since Wolfe went out.  I think Denver has a much better chance at getting to Wilson than they are being given credit for, even outside of Knighton.It will come down to whether Wilson can make plays when the Denver front four breaks through.

On the flip side, I think that the Denver OL will do a good job against the Seattle pass rush, even if Manning needs more time because of tight coverage.That will certainly be critical for Denver to succeed.

RS1022
RS1022

Not to take anything away from Wilson, but I guarantee Denver prefers facing him rather than Brady and Rivers who are much more effective passers.

Lynch is absolutely a better runner than Matthews or Blount, but Seattle's OL isn't as good as San Diego's or New England's.

Cool
Cool

@gameleader Your buddies should be fired for allowing you to get drunk and then try operating a computer afterwards. 

Mark20
Mark20

@RSpreier@JPGYeah, he's a sissy. Did you see the hits that put him out of the game? Sheesh.

Hawkfreak
Hawkfreak

@destrusdominate @Sashimomura For sure, the Broncos offense is prolific.  No doubt.  Peyton Manning is one of the greatest QB's to ever play this game.  But please don't make the assumption that the Broncos are going to score at will "all night long" against this Seahawks defense.  Just as many Broncos fans want to point out that Seattle hasn't faced an offense like Denver's, then please also acknowledge that Denver hasn't faced a defense like Seattle's either.


Denver was 13-3 and mighty impressive this season, but they didn't just roll through people. One team in particular gave the Broncos fits, and kept them under 30 points all three times they played: the San Diego Chargers.

In week ten, Denver won at home, 28-20.

During week 15, Denver lost 27-20.

And in the playoffs, Denver had a commanding lead throughout most of the game, but won 24-17.

I bring up the Chargers games because the scores were competitive.  These games weren't blowouts.  If the Chargers can do that to the Broncos with the 23rd rated defense in terms of yards allowed, what will the Seahawks with the number one defense do?  Get blown out?  Beaten by four scores? 


Let's say that the Denver offense meets its' match in the Seahawks defense, thereby canceling each other out.  Then what Super Bowl XLVIII really boils down to is Denver's D and Seattle's offense.  Who wins that?  The Bronco's are 19th in total defense (356 ypg allowed), and the 'Hawks 17th in total offense (339 ypg gained).  However, Denver is 22nd in scoring defense (24.9 ppg allowed), while Seattle are tied for 8th in the NFL in scoring (26.1 ppg scored).


These stats are fairly even. I'd even call them a wash.  Both rush defenses have exactly the same yards per carry allowed (3.9) and same yardage allowed.  In fact, the Broncos run defense, statistically, may be just a hair better than Seattle's.  So this means it really all comes down to how well Seattle's passing game fares against Denver's secondary.


Percy Harvin may be the wild card here, but my retort to your assertion of "an easy score, all night long" is that this game will most likely be decided in the 4th quarter.  I'm saying it's an overtime thriller, with Seattle winning 30-27...not the blow out you think its' going to be.   

scoutxx
scoutxx

@rbc83 @scoutxx Wait, you're saying the best offense in the history of the NFL... the one who broke the season passing and scoring record is a "mediocre passing team"? 


HA!


I'm going to assume that you, like nearly everyone else in Seattle, are a bandwagon fan and don't really understand the game, because that's the only possible reason you'd say something so blatantly ignorant. Saying Seattle's backs can match up with Denver's receivers is ridiculous enough, but this... seriously? 


I'll see if I can help you out a bit, because Denver's offense works differently, and I'm assuming your ignorance is because you've never seen anything like it and just don't understand. They throw those short passes to protect manning and set up pick and rub plays which break receivers and allow them to gain yards after the catch. When it's on and Denver has the offense rolling, it is literally impossible to defend. It also opens up the deep ball and the running game. It's a different way to run an offense, and I guess I can understand you being confused, especially if you're stuck thinking offense should stay the same forever. 


Seattle's defense is the toughest in the league, no doubt, and if Denver played a standard offense (or if the game was in Seattle), it might be hard to imagine them winning. But they don't. Manning dictates the defense and then runs the play they aren't set p to cover. It's almost not fair to the other teams. You watch them and that offense looks so harmless and weak with the small gains, but then you look up and they've scored 40 points.


Oh, and another difference between Denver and Seattle this year... Denver didn't make it to the SB on blown calls. Not that I'm complaining. SF would've been a much tougher opponent in the SB that Seattle, so maybe that's our common ground. We're both thankful for the refs. 

destrusdominate
destrusdominate

@BbchAt-Fifty @scoutxx Annnnd that is still not going to get Seattle the win. When Peyton is up 2 TD's even if that happens, Wilson cannot beat Peyton Manning.

scoutxx
scoutxx

@BbchAt-Fifty @scoutxx Obviously speculating considering the game hasn't been played yet and nobody knows how it'll turn out. 


I do, however, feel confident that Denver will win this game. Not that Seattle can't win, but I don't see it happening. The past two years Manning has been in Denver, all we've heard along the way are dire warnings about these supposedly tough teams, and that Manning "has never faced a defense like this one…" And now Denver's road to the Superbowl is littered with those defenses that were supposed to confuse and outplay Manning and the Broncos.


The thing is, Seattle is not going to do anything he hasn't seen a million times, and with the way Denver's offense is set up, Manning will dictate the defense Seattle plays. If they can play at a higher level than Denver and beat Manning (and Denver's receivers) at his own game, of course they can pull off a win. But, this isn't SF the Hawks are playing, and it's not NO. Seattle has never faced an offense like this because no one in the NFL had ever seen an offense like this before this year. 


I just don't see Seattle winning this one.


Pure speculation.  

Hawkfreak
Hawkfreak

@Fatez @davidhd I totally agree.  I see a close game being decided by a FG late in the game...or overtime!


'Hawks 30-Broncos 27

MitchellEcland
MitchellEcland

@Fatez@davidhd 

I agree with you. Should be a great game that will come down to  one or two big plays/turnovers.

Special teams could be where that happens.

RELEASE THE HARVIN!

badbeatya
badbeatya

@OJ_noknifeNew Orleans and San Francisco had the 4th & 5th best scoring defenses in the league, respectively.  Denver?  19th.  That is a statistical fact.  Not to mention Carolina, which was 2nd (but I don't  really include them as it was the 1st game of the season).  The last time Champ Bailey played against Seattle he got injured, along with a few other players at that.  I see the same thing happening in this game.  Manning's passes are going to look like a kite in the wind & Moreno/Ball will fare no better than Gore/Hunter.   


GO HAWKS!!!

Kruegerman
Kruegerman

@CMFJ For as little as Wilson throws the ball, he takes an awful lot of sacks. He's tied for the 3rd most sacks in the NFL, yet he has only 407 attempts compared to the 588, 614, 651 attempts by the remaining QBs in the top 3. It hasn't gotten any better in the playoffs either. He's taken the most sacks in the playoffs and Denver's defense is second only to SF in the number of sacks.



Kruegerman
Kruegerman

@Hawkfreak@destrusdominate@Sashimomura San Diego's offense is way better than Seattle's though. They had the #1 offense in the NFL in terms of 3rd down efficiency, and that was the only reason Denver didn't score more points. Seattle's defense has also given up critical scores at the end of halves against the opponent's hurry-up. Denver goes into the hurry-up at any time during the game, and they could give Seattle's vaunted defense fits.

Hawkfreak
Hawkfreak

@scoutxx @rbc83 C'mon dude.  Seriously?  You're a Broncos fan, so you should know the Seahawks don't have all the bandwagon fans you allege.  These teams were AFC West divisional rivals from 1977-2001, and they hated each other.  The Kingdome was rocking back in the 1980's because of their diehard fans, and the C-Link is rocking now because they've never gone away.  Maybe you just forgot how loud and proud we are because we were banished to the NFC.


Both teams have great fans.  We'll see how great the teams are against each other next Sunday.


Go Hawks.

Hawkfreak
Hawkfreak

@destrusdominate @BbchAt-Fifty @scoutxx Why can't Wilson beat Manning?  Seattle has come back to take leads in three playoff games under Wilson's guidance: 20 points on the road against Atlanta last season, 14 points on the road against the Redskins last season, and 10 points at home against the 49ers last Sunday.  They've also won a couple games this year after being down by double digits: 21 to Tampa Bay at home, and 17 on the road against Houston.  So its' not like the Seahawks haven't faced adversity recently.  Remember, the Broncos also blew a 24 point lead to the Patriots and lost the game, so while Wilson isn't Tom Brady, he is the winningest QB after two full seasons as starter.


Manning is a Hall of Famer...no question.  But don't make it sound like Wilson has no prayer against him.  Like the cliche says: On any given Sunday...


This game is going to be a close one.

Kruegerman
Kruegerman

@badbeatya@OJ_noknife In the playoffs, Denver held the 3rd highest scoring team in the league to 16 points (12 points below their scoring average) and the 12th highest scoring team in the league to 17 points (8 points below their scoring average).


Seattle scored 23 points each against defenses that, on average, allowed 17 and 19 points.

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