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Broncos will need to match Seattle’s physicality

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When a pair of former AFC West rivals get together in the place where a pair of New York teams play their home games, the Broncos will have to bring a level of aggression that reflects current life in the conference to which Seattle moved more than a decade ago.

The Seahawks have brought a hard-hitting, rough-and-tumble style to the NFC, forcing other teams that hope to compete with Seattle match the physicality.  The 49ers tried, but ultimately failed, on Sunday.  The Broncos now have to do the same thing.

After Sunday’s NFC title game, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports explained that, the night before the AFC title game, receiver Wes Welker talked to the team about the importance of physical play the rest of the way.  A montage of big hits from various Broncos players also was shown.

It worked on Sunday, to the chagrin of Bill Belichick.  The question now becomes whether it will work in 13 days, as the Seahawks and Broncos get together in MetLife Stadium for an old-school game played in what could be old-school conditions.  (The betting public seems to think the Broncos will be able to get it done, given that they currently are one-point favorites.)

As the next two weeks unfold, it’ll be interesting to see how much is said publicly about delivering big hits.  Given the bounty scandal of 2012, there’s a fine line between spontaneous roughness and intent to injure.

Look for the league to be listening carefully.  It thus would be wise for the teams to tread lightly.

Until the game starts, that is.

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  1. fanofevilempire says: Jan 20, 2014 10:14 AM

    Denver can’t do what they don’t do, which is get physical.
    Hawks will shut down Manning.

  2. couchbasher says: Jan 20, 2014 10:15 AM

    go broncos! take out sherman slew…

  3. seatownballers says: Jan 20, 2014 10:16 AM

    Manning can’t run. The pass rush will expose his weakness. Last time two number one seeds meet in sb, was saints and Colts. Manning lost that one, he’s gonna lose this one

  4. dontcensormebro says: Jan 20, 2014 10:16 AM

    Broncos will need to match Seattle’s physicality
    ———————————

    A handful of PEDs should do the trick.

  5. aikmanschinstrap says: Jan 20, 2014 10:19 AM

    Every player that is going to be playing in the SB should be tested for banned substances a day before and after the game.

  6. neatz says: Jan 20, 2014 10:20 AM

    That will never happen i Just Hope the Media and Archie’s artificial GOAT QB does not get Hurt..

  7. johnniemayes says: Jan 20, 2014 10:21 AM

    Don’t make the same mistake and follow the media hype this time around on physicality. Everybody jumped on the LeGarrette Blount hype train last week and we saw where that got them (6 yards).

  8. juliusanonymous says: Jan 20, 2014 10:22 AM

    The other problem for the Broncos is that they rely on a passing attack filled with Manning ducks. You can’t throw those lobs up like that against the Legion of Boom. They’re too fast, they’ll get under the ball and take it the other way.

    It’s going to be a great GREAT game and I expect my Seahawks to bring home our first Lombardi.

  9. fanofevilempire says: Jan 20, 2014 10:23 AM

    Denver has two weeks to learn to be physical, good luck with that.
    Hawks will be physical, that’s what they do.
    Peyton will get rattled folks and he will lose
    another Super Bowl.

    The best qb ever doesn’t have Super Bowl losses, the best qb ever goes undefeated in Super Bowls.

  10. johnniemayes says: Jan 20, 2014 10:23 AM

    Broncos already beat a #1 defense this year in Kansas City. Media hyped Chiefs league leading sacks and elite pass rush until Manning tore them apart.

  11. fanofevilempire says: Jan 20, 2014 10:24 AM

    playoff record 11-11, folks that is not the best qb ever.

  12. doctorrustbelt says: Jan 20, 2014 10:25 AM

    Both teams have loads of juicers who have been busted.

  13. seatownballers says: Jan 20, 2014 10:25 AM

    @dontcensormebro
    Lol. Ped’s! How original! You could write comedy. Pure genius bro! Clever bro! You bro, are over the top!
    Keep it coming bro

  14. robf2010 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:28 AM

    That’s silly. The Broncos can beat the Seahawks playing their own game. They’ll be playing in New York, not Seattle. Peyton will be able to communicate easily. He will eat them alive.

  15. hazelmn says: Jan 20, 2014 10:29 AM

    Broncos will need to match Seattle’s physicality
    ———————-

    And the Seahawks will need to match Denver’s intellect. When it comes to brawn versus brains, brains always win over time.

  16. bowdowntopeyton says: Jan 20, 2014 10:30 AM

    Not really.

    Seattle is going to be chasing Thomas-Decker-Thomas-Welker-Caldwell-Moreno-Ball all over the field. And surgeon Manning will be back in the operating room.

    Can’t be physical with what you can’t catch.

    Den 31 Seattle 17

  17. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jan 20, 2014 10:31 AM

    If Denver doesn’t turn the ball over they’ll win by multiple scores, Seattle just doesn’t have the offense to keep up with them and giving Manning 2 weeks to dissect that defense on film will ensure the Broncos O makes plays. This one has the potential to be SF v SD Super Bowl ugly.

  18. shardar says: Jan 20, 2014 10:31 AM

    Where are all these Seattle fans coming from all of the sudden?

  19. JSpicoli says: Jan 20, 2014 10:32 AM

    Decker and Demerius will not be running unchecked across the middle in the SB.

  20. purpleguy says: Jan 20, 2014 10:32 AM

    Whether they match up physically isn’t the point if they dare talk about Richard Sherman before the big game.

  21. taintedlombardis says: Jan 20, 2014 10:35 AM

    Physicality is just code for “hold”, “clutch”, “grab”, and “interfere”. Who are we kidding?

  22. ketch20too says: Jan 20, 2014 10:36 AM

    A handful of PEDs–BWAHAHAHAHHAHA!! Must have stayed up all thinking that on up.

    Manning is simply the best of all time. It will be up the WRs to get away from the tough press coverage that the DB’s will play. Manning can’t run, buts moves around nicely in the pocket and gets rid of the ball quickly. Biggest concern for Hawks fans is an O that has struggled for the last month of the season. Game opens up if Harvin back as Denver will have to respect his speed and play making ability. If not, Beast mode all day.

  23. a969c1 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:39 AM

    Sherman is just another face to Manning. Nothing to talk about

  24. canadahawk says: Jan 20, 2014 10:47 AM

    I was at the game last night watching the Whiners slowly choke, get frustrated and have the game brutally taken away from them when it mattered. And it was great. The crowd was amazing. Not a better stadium to watch a game.

    I’ve had season tix since the late 90′s, been to the Olympics, baseball, hockey… but last night certainly ranked at the top.

    Enjoy the camaraderie of meeting with other people leading up to the games, other fans from different cities and other countries and sharing a beer or two. It’s what makes the experience great.

    And then I come here. PEDs this, Sherman is a douche, Pete the cheat, Seahawks can’t beat the majestic Niners and their team of destiny, Harvin is glass… and you know what? I’m beginning to smile at each one of these posts.

    Your repetitive banality.

    SF can’t win in Seattle. Tough luck.

    You hate Sherman. Good, neither he nor the fan base want you cheering for the team, and only makes them play with a bigger chip on their shoulder.

    The crowd is too loud and you send letters to the editor in your own city to try to whine about it? Boo hoo.

    You only make us want to win more to shut you up…. or in the end, dismiss you when you lose.

  25. u4iadman says: Jan 20, 2014 10:47 AM

    What great games this weekend, now this was NFL!

    Pats fan here….while I am sad tonight I am also proud we made it this far in a tough year. We have so much work to do this offseason however. Tom isn’t throwing well, and has declined in the playoffs last 3 years. He cost us last year with the overthrow to Wes. Three more errant passes today again.
    Ryan has shown poise in camp, and it’s time to start preparing him and draft a competent new QB.
    I am also tired of the cheap approach Mr Kraft has under Bills leadership in not acquiring real skilled talent for the team. No WR’s, no star on D, this old song is worn out.
    And Bill, stop with the ridiculous 4th and 7 calls and odd plays….you are a D guru, not an offensive mind.

  26. patsfan1820 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:48 AM

    If the Broncos can limit their turnovers they will win this game. I will be neutral and just hope that the Super Bowl wasn’t as bad as last year.

  27. dontcensormebro says: Jan 20, 2014 10:51 AM

    seatownballers says: Jan 20, 2014 10:25 AM

    @dontcensormebro Lol. Ped’s! How original! You could write comedy. Pure genius bro! Clever bro! You bro, are over the top! Keep it coming bro
    ——————————
    No need for me to engage in any comedic writing. What, with all the goofy, classless antics of the thin-skinned Seahawks players and their fanbase, all we have to do is point at that team, and city, and laugh.

  28. fanofevilempire says: Jan 20, 2014 10:52 AM

    11-11 is not great it is .500

  29. baltimoresnativeson says: Jan 20, 2014 10:53 AM

    The better defense usually wins the Superbowl. Not every time, but usually.

    10 out of the last 13 to be exact with 3 exceptions.

    1. 49ers had a better defense than Ravens but
    still lost.

    2. Steelers had a better defense than Packers
    but still lost.

    3. Bears had a better defense than Colts but
    still lost.

    Put my money on the Hawks.

  30. grandpoopah says: Jan 20, 2014 11:04 AM

    Seattle only advanced because of awful officiating. They won’t be able to count on the same against Manning.

  31. bonniebengal says: Jan 20, 2014 11:08 AM

    Welker is not only a great player, but a great leader. Patriots were crazy to let him go.

  32. easyeddie says: Jan 20, 2014 11:09 AM

    seatownballers says:
    Jan 20, 2014 10:25 AM
    @dontcensormebro
    Lol. Ped’s! How original! You could write comedy. Pure genius bro! Clever bro! You bro, are over the top!
    Keep it coming bro
    —————————-
    Sorry seatown, but your team’s rep is true.

  33. dfwhawkguy says: Jan 20, 2014 11:09 AM

    This feels like a good ole’ fashioned NFC power team blows out the finesse AFC team. Double digit Hawks win!

  34. bassplucker says: Jan 20, 2014 11:13 AM

    A Denver team that runs WR pick plays with impunity, against a Seattle D-backfield that mugs WRs on every play.

    Not sure how it’s gonna turn out but it should be fun to see.

  35. bonniebengal says: Jan 20, 2014 11:13 AM

    I kind of see New York as sort of a home game for the Broncos since Peyton’s brother plays in New York. He might not have the whole crowd, but he’ll have a big chunk of it. The question will be how well can the Broncos O Line protect Peyton and how quick can he get rid of the ball?

  36. tvjules says: Jan 20, 2014 11:14 AM

    This is the best offense versus the best defense. They couldn’t have planned a better game!

  37. daytontriangles says: Jan 20, 2014 11:16 AM

    Both teams earned their Superbowl invites and I agree that Seattle is the more physical team, but the way Peyton is reading defenses these days, I don’t think it will make much of a difference. I respect Seattle and love the way they play football, but I think Manning is going to pick them apart in 13 days.

  38. kylexitron says: Jan 20, 2014 11:16 AM

    Yes. The officials were definitely on the miners side. I mean except when they were ignoring the injured 49er players in street clothes cheap shotting Seattle players on the sideline. But yeah I mean except for that and phantom defensive holding you’re absolutely correct.

    can I just ask you one thing though?

    Whoooooos got it better than the hawks???

    Noooooobody!

    go hawks!

  39. mrwalterisgod says: Jan 20, 2014 11:18 AM

    Denver has no idea what they’re getting into.

    A historically good pass offense against a historically good pass defense.

  40. richardernsberger says: Jan 20, 2014 11:21 AM

    Seattle hasn’t seen an offense half as good as Denver’s all year–or a QB half as good as Manning. Kaepernick? Ha, ha, ha. Manning is used to playing good defenses–he handled the Ray Lewis Ravens with Indy teams that weren’t as good as Denver.

  41. sdnative1904 says: Jan 20, 2014 11:22 AM

    Watching Denver lose Super Bowl will be better than butter.

  42. granadafan says: Jan 20, 2014 11:31 AM

    “seatownballers says:
    Jan 20, 2014 10:25 AM
    @dontcensormebro
    Lol. Ped’s! How original! You could write comedy. Pure genius bro! Clever bro! You bro, are over the top!
    Keep it coming bro”
    ===========================================

    Everyone was thinking the same thing and the same joke. Why? Because your team is full of cheaters (Denver is a close second). You have a well-deserved reputation as drug users led by a rah rah cheating coach.

    Sherman seems to think that DB stands for D-bag instead of Defensive Back and acts the part.

  43. winninaintsinnin says: Jan 20, 2014 11:33 AM

    Pay attention.

    I said before the game that Seattle would ride 2 Kap picks and 1 Kap fumble to an 8 pt win.

    Look it up.

    Now I’m telling you Seattle will ride a huge day out of the Beast and FOUR Manning picks to a double digit win.

    Ignore me at your own peril.

  44. kws1949 says: Jan 20, 2014 11:34 AM

    I see the whiner fans have showed up. Manning will need his best O linemen. Seattle drops two LB into the short cross zone cutting off the quick pass. The young kid vs. the old gunslinger. I think I see a change of the guard coming. Beast Mode will carry the Hawks.

  45. winninaintsinnin says: Jan 20, 2014 11:36 AM

    richardernsberger says:
    Jan 20, 2014 11:21 AM

    Seattle hasn’t seen an offense half as good as Denver’s all year–or a QB half as good as Manning. Kaepernick? Ha, ha, ha. Manning is used to playing good defenses–he handled the Ray Lewis Ravens with Indy teams that weren’t as good as Denver
    ======================

    Really? Drew Brees isn’t even half as good?

  46. bullcharger says: Jan 20, 2014 11:37 AM

    Seattle should be able to pressure Manning more than any team he played this season. Manning won’t be able to use his legs to escape the pocket.

    Seattle should be able to cover receivers and be physical with them more than any team Denver has played this season.

    Seattle can stop the run.

    That doesn’t mean Manning won’t move the ball, he just won’t be able to score on every drive against Seattle.

    I’d say that’s a wash. An even match up.

    The Seattle offense vs. Denver defense. It really depends if the secondary can cover the receivers. I don’t see it right now. The pass rush won’t get to Wilson. There’s no chance of that with his scrambling ability. I suspect that Seattle will be hitting big plays all over the place.

    Lynch may be stopped for the most part. That run defense in Denver is better than people think.

    X Factor, seattle and denver on a neutral field. Two teams with some of the biggest home field advantages we’ve ever seen. Who can take their game on the road in a cold and potentially snowy game and execute.

    I say if Seattle doesn’t make mistakes they will win it pretty easily. If Seattle even has 1 more turn over than Denver it might be enough to turn it toward Manning.

    Should be a good one.

  47. bullcharger says: Jan 20, 2014 11:47 AM

    johnniemayes says:Jan 20, 2014 10:21 AM

    Don’t make the same mistake and follow the media hype this time around on physicality. Everybody jumped on the LeGarrette Blount hype train last week and we saw where that got them (6 yards).

    —————

    Did you watch the Seattle – SF game? It’s not hype. Manning will have a hard time dropping a 7 min TD driver on Seattle that keeps his defense off the field like he did against the Patriots and San Diego. The Denver defense has it’s work cut out for them.

  48. richiebburg says: Jan 20, 2014 11:47 AM

    What Seahawks fans aren’t realizing is that this is the greatest offense of all time.

  49. pemory says: Jan 20, 2014 11:48 AM

    “When a pair of former AFC West rivals….” Please, please, please NFL, have these teams wear old (early 1980s style) unis for the game. How sweet would that be???

  50. winninaintsinnin says: Jan 20, 2014 11:55 AM

    SF defense >>>>>> Denver defense and Beast still ran for 100+ with 5 YPC.

    And that was without Percy to stretch the defense.

    Seattle’s pass rush will be all over Manning – no running threat here.

  51. bullcharger says: Jan 20, 2014 11:56 AM

    dfwhawkguy says:Jan 20, 2014 11:09 AM

    This feels like a good ole’ fashioned NFC power team blows out the finesse AFC team. Double digit Hawks win!

    —————

    While I agree with you in terms of the result, the NFC is mostly bad. The AFC picked up steam this year after a few years of sucking. The good AFC teams beat up on the NFC pretty badly. Seattle and SF are great and a few others, but the NFC East, NFC North, and 3/4′s of the NFC South aren’t particularly tough physical teams.

  52. dodohead418 says: Jan 20, 2014 11:56 AM

    I feel bad for Peyton because once again he is playing without a defense!

  53. winninaintsinnin says: Jan 20, 2014 11:59 AM

    Neon says Seattle’s defensive backfield is not the best in the NFL this season…

    He says it’s the best OF ALL TIME!

  54. bert1913 says: Jan 20, 2014 12:01 PM

    If the niners really good defense can’t stop lynch, how in the world does Denver have a chance?

  55. bullcharger says: Jan 20, 2014 12:07 PM

    fanofevilempire says:Jan 20, 2014 10:23 AM

    Denver has two weeks to learn to be physical, good luck with that.
    Hawks will be physical, that’s what they do.
    Peyton will get rattled folks and he will lose
    another Super Bowl.

    The best qb ever doesn’t have Super Bowl losses, the best qb ever goes undefeated in Super Bowls.

    —————–

    Montana lost plenty in his career. Didn’t make the playoffs, lost a few championship games. That’s how it goes. He happened to play in the NFC at a time when whom ever showed up to the Super Bowl from the NFC would win the game and that allowed him to win 4 Super Bowls. He played great in those games, but it’s not really better to lose in the championship game instead of the Super Bowl. It’s still a loss for the year. The notion of undefeated in Super Bowls is really dumb.

    When Brady was undefeated in the playoffs at 10-0 in 2005 that was impressive. But even then, he had missed the playoffs one year in 2002. How is that better than losing a playoff game?

    Manning might lose this game to the better team, but I don’t see how that should reflect negatively on his career. He’s not playing the tomato can 2006 Bears. He’s playing a great team that can win any game they play.

  56. cahkmometer says: Jan 20, 2014 12:27 PM

    Denver’s front 7 need to make Pot Roast out of Russell Wilson. That’s how this game will be won. Go Broncos!

  57. marima07 says: Jan 20, 2014 12:48 PM

    Denver just needs to unleash the Welker missile at Sherman’s knees early in the first period… Game over.

  58. mrlaloosh says: Jan 20, 2014 12:52 PM

    Anybody heard from Jim Irsay lately? If you do, ask him how’s Can Peyton possibly be in the Super Bowl? Wasn’t he washed up and injured? Jim, JIM? Where are you?

  59. pacnw66 says: Jan 20, 2014 1:05 PM

    All of America (outside of the Northwest) will be rooting for Denver thanks to #25.

  60. thebiffer says: Jan 20, 2014 1:12 PM

    Personally the officials need to call penalties the same. What’s a penalty during the regular season is a penalty during the Super Bowl. The play in the AFC game where a NE cornerback is holding a Bronco reciever all the way to the end zone was sure stupidity on the official’s end. It happened at the very beginning of the game and all the announcers could say (Simms) was that is how they’re calling it. And Welker should have been called for penalty also. I don’t want to see a Super Bowl with everyone mugging and holding each other.

  61. totallysirius says: Jan 20, 2014 1:12 PM

    The Broncos don’t need to be super physical, Manning’s finesse will pick that defense apart.

    I have no love for the Broncos but watching the Seattle defense get schooled will be priceless.

  62. oreo51 says: Jan 20, 2014 1:27 PM

    What I saw yesterday was two AFC teams playing a fineness game and two NFC teams in a brawl. The tougher team will win this one and the Broncos will not be able to change their style in two weeks.

  63. hehateme2 says: Jan 20, 2014 1:38 PM

    This will be the Mind over the Mouth. The Giant forehead will win.

    seachickens are delusional.

  64. jayhawk777 says: Jan 20, 2014 2:04 PM

    Oh how fans talk garbage but lack historical insight.

    It was only in 2007, when a 12 pt favorite and greatest
    offense of all time faced a pass rushing D with half the
    secondary talent than Seattle has.

    Did the posters here just start watching ball last season?
    The gmen held Brady in check.
    Manning in playoff games is so so so.

    Oh, how we also forgot mannings pick 6 to end
    the SB game vs the Saints.

    Manning is a CHOKER!

  65. jayhawk777 says: Jan 20, 2014 2:12 PM

    If the giants can shut down brady then
    Seattle can slow Manning.

    Beast mode for a buck 25 and with Percy harvin in the
    fold, that blows the lid off denvers D, allowing
    Tate and baldwin to crease the seams.

    Fans remember what Jacoby Jones did to
    Denver in the div playoffs last year?

    Jacoby is a Percy clone and he blew the top off denvers
    secondary to sent game to OT.

    What happened next?

    Ravens win as manning chokes another
    interception just like in sb vs saints.

    Hawks tattoo broncos and ride then soar
    off into the sunset with the Lombardi.

  66. johninthewest says: Jan 20, 2014 2:16 PM

    a handful of Seahawks fans chose to dump popcorn on NaVorro Bowman as the 49ers linebacker left the field with a potentially torn ACL.

  67. orangecrush823 says: Jan 20, 2014 2:20 PM

    Take away the holding and interference from the Seattle secondary and you are left with a mediocre, yes I said it Dick, a mediocre defense. Seattle had the luxury of playing nobody this year and still lost to SF, the Colts and Houston! They wont be playing at home and nobody wants to see them win because of that big mouthed turd playing corner. Manning will shred them to pieces and afterwards praise them for being a worthy opponent… Please, please, please ….somebody run up to Sherman right after the game and get his comments about getting blown out of the game by the Sheriff!

  68. bobby927 says: Jan 20, 2014 2:26 PM

    I see no one is talking about the weather. February in New Jersey is VERY COLD. Manning and VERY COLD doesn’t mix.

  69. bolts0621 says: Jan 20, 2014 2:29 PM

    Unfortunetly (and as a longtime Charger fan I know)….you don’t wake up one day as a soft team – and decide to be physically dominant. That just results in guys getting hurt.

    Broncos are in for it w/ Seahawks…once Demetris and Julius get the Crabtree and Davis treatment…it will be alligatro arms for the 3 quarters.

  70. furious76 says: Jan 20, 2014 2:59 PM

    No 12th man….. that will be huge for SEA. With Sherman doing all he can to ensure the NY stadium is loaded with Bronco fans for the day, the advantage should be to DEN for crowd noise.

  71. furious76 says: Jan 20, 2014 3:01 PM

    The DEN o-line is amazing this year folks. They shut down the KC pass rush. The KC D was and is better than the Seattle D and Den beat them twice.

    Seattle will get rolled by the best offense ever, and Thomas > crabtree. Sherman won’t shut him down, he’ll end up eating crow like he does every year vs. Megatron (not that Thomas is as good as Megatron, but he’s better than Sherman can cover).

  72. jjackwagon says: Jan 20, 2014 3:21 PM

    Is it possible for both teams to lose? That would be the best SB ever!

  73. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 20, 2014 3:24 PM

    they can always take out their defensive backs at the knees by doing some crossing patterns and “picks”

  74. cornerstone2001 says: Jan 20, 2014 3:57 PM

    better take those refs with you Seadderol. without those intentionally screwed up calls you lose the game.

  75. ghost26 says: Jan 20, 2014 4:14 PM

    If the game were in Seattle then I’m sure they’d dominate the Broncos. However the game is in NJ & the Seahawks are NOT the same team on the road that we saw yesterday.

    If Seattle can’t get to Peyton & he has time I don’t care who is in their secondary b/c he’ll rip them to shreds.

  76. jhutch02 says: Jan 20, 2014 4:15 PM

    One thing I’ve learned in life, it’s not the loudest or most physical that always win. It’s the ones who prepare, remain calm in hard times and don’t get rattled that usually come out on top. Seattle is a great team but lets see how they react if Denver gets an early lead. They start fighting themselves and finger pointing when the D gives up big plays or scores. It’s going to be a great chess match.

  77. cascadehawk says: Jan 20, 2014 5:01 PM

    Wow. The broncos played against a top rated defense in KC and won. That’s impressive. You should go look who KC played to get that defensive rating.

    Look at the defenses the Hawks have gone up against the last seven games:

    Saints
    49er’s
    Giants
    Cardinals
    Rams
    Saints
    49er’s

    That’s 7 games against close to top 5 defenses in every case and only losing two close games to 49er’s and Cardinals.

    I think the Hawk offense will do just fine against the Broncos as will the defense.

    Hawks 34 Broncos 21

  78. jhutch02 says: Jan 20, 2014 5:43 PM

    Saints
    49er’s
    Giants
    Cardinals
    Rams
    Saints
    49er’s

    Giant’s aren’t even Top 15, Rams were 12th, and they played the other 2 teams twice. Most of these teams are division foes so they know more about them than anyone else.

    Impressed, not really.

  79. jhutch02 says: Jan 20, 2014 5:49 PM

    Oh and none of those teams ranked in the Top 10 in scoring. In fact Saints were 11th and SF was 13, Arizona 17th, Rams 21st and Giants 28th.

    How great is a defense when they aren’t playing against top rated offenses. We’ll see in 2 weeks, FYI New England was 2nd in scoring and KC was 3rd. We played them 4 times this year and were 3-1, both had Top 10 defenses all year.

  80. keller93230 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:35 PM

    Pats fan here. Pats either played a poor defensive game or Broncos offensive line played an awesome game, either way Pats lost big and were never in it. No question Seahawks are a more physical team but nobody is looking at the looming question on who is going to win….WEATHER is the biggest factor for this SB. If the weather is cold I don’t give Manning & Denver a chance…if nice then it be a close game and the Broncos can win. There were 2 reasons Manning looked so good Sunday, absolutely no pass rush and wide open receivers. I have not seen the Patriots D play a game like this in years. Any good seasoned QB could of had there way with the Patriots last sunday. Either way good or bad weather the Seahawks will put up a good pass rush on Payton and will blanket the receivers and Payton will have a rough day. Im not going to say he loses for sure unless its Cold!

  81. omeimontis says: Jan 20, 2014 10:37 PM

    The shortest quarterbacks (3 total) who have won super bowls are 6 ft. 0 in. tall. Russell Wilson is listed as 5 ft. 11 in. If history is any guide, Wilson has no chance of winning a Super Bowl.

  82. fansarestupid says: Jan 21, 2014 4:32 AM

    Okay, so Wes Welker provides video of ‘big hits’ for his team, then takes out Aquib Talib, and everyone thinks that this couldn’t be intentional since Welker is small and has had concussions in the recent past and wears a special helmet…

    What a nice fellow.

    Why don’t we call Wes a tough, nasty gladiator who isn’t afraid of anything and give him his due?

    It makes it more interesting for a Super Bowl against Seattle if we bring this guy up against the Legion of Boom than the pansy that everyone wants to portray him as.

    The dude does a commercial with lizards eating his legs! FREE WES WELKER from his stereotype!

  83. mrlaloosh says: Jan 21, 2014 1:50 PM

    Can’t wait for the BONG BOWL!

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