Super Bowl Picks: The Broncos will Win because...

Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:38 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 6:38 PM UTC

After the NFL Odds opened with the Broncos as underdogs, sharp NFL bettors seized the opportunity, and now the spread sits at Broncos -2 ½. Denver is too good not to win this game, and facing the young lion outside of his natural habitat will lead his slaying by the great Manning.

Peyton Manning has been destroying his career stereotypes over this regular and postseason, and going to New York to face the Seahawks is just one more stepping stone for his already marvelous career.

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The Broncos came into the playoffs with a ton of questions. Will Peyton Manning play well in the playoffs? Will their defense hold up? Will Wes Welker come back healthy? The list goes on. However in route to the Super Bowl, the Broncos have seemingly answered all of those questions.

Manning threw four touchdowns to only one interception this postseason, and even though his record may not be great over his career, when he wins this Super Bowl, there is no one alive who can question his legacy as a postseason QB. Among QBs with 20 or more postseason starts, Manning ranks fourth all time in completion percentage, first in yards per game and third in yards per attempt. Manning also has literally thrown off the “poor in cold weather.” label after his performances over the last two weeks, including 400 yards passing in the AFC Title game.

The Broncos defense has also been playing much better, and they proved it by limiting the Patriots to only 16 points. Denver has also been getting some great pressure on opposing QBs, which will be crucial in this game. The Seattle offensive line hasn’t been playing great this postseason, and in their last five overall games, the Hawks have allowed young Russell Wilson to get sacked 19 times. This, along with a devastating aerial assault by one of the game’s greats will be why the Broncos win this game.

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