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January 30, 2014

Seattle will win its first Super Bowl

We're more than halfway through Super Bowl week and the hyperbole has reached its usual ridiculous plateau. If you haven't been paying attention here's a recap — Marshawn Lynch is a jerk, Peyton Manning's legacy depends on this game and Richard Sherman is a thug, unless he's not.

So much of the Super Bowl analysis can fill anyone's head with so much garbage that has nothing to do with the actual game that will be played on Sunday night at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey. Manning matching up against the exciting, young Seahawks secondary, or the Broncos front seven against Seattle's dominant running back, Marshawn Lynch.

This game features Denver's No. 1 offense against Seattle's No. 1 defense. This is a football fan's dream. Manning has torched opposing defense's all season, while the Seattle defense, led by All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman has yet to meet an offense it couldn't handle.

If you look at the matchups for the Denver offense, Manning could be stuck for most of the game throwing to just Wes Welker and Eric Decker. Demaryius Thomas will be blanketed by Sherman and All-Pro tight end Julius Thomas will matchup against Seattle safety Kam Chancellor. Manning will have few opportunities to find both Julius and Demaryius, but having Welker, Decker and the running game of Knowshon Moreno could be enough given the immense talents of Manning, but the Seahawks defense won't make it easy.

The Broncos want to pass at least 40 times per game, but the Seahawks couldn't be more different than their Super Bowl opponent. Seattle wants to pound the rock with Lynch and use second-year quarterback Russell Wilson in the read-option and improvisation in the pocket. Lynch made both the Saints and 49ers front seven's pay with 249 yards on 50 carries and three touchdowns in the past two playoff games. Seattle is an old school team that depends on running the ball,

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