Football Was Not Built On Defense Alone
So how does Manning slice and dice his way through a defense that is vastly superior to the one he vanquished in the AFC Championship? It won't be easy as the Seahawks boasted the top ranked passing defense this season and limited the prolific Drew Brees to only one passing touchdown two weeks ago in their Divisional playoff round victory over the Saints.
This is the immovable object versus the irresistible force. If you're prone to repeating the old adage that defense wins championships then you have no doubt made up your mind that the biggest betting edge or advantage in this game is the one that Seattle holds. But before you get too carried away and ignore what Denver has to offer, please note that Andrew Luck and the Colts blew up this defense in Week 5 as they torched the Hawks in a 34-28 victory. And as good as Andrew Luck is and will be, he is certainly no Peyton Manning at this stage of his career. Even the ponderous Minnesota Vikings were able to score 24 points before they fell to Seattle in overtime.
Maybe what we may want to look at is Seattle's offense or even Denver's defense? And we shall do exactly that in upcoming editions of the Locker Room Report here at SBR.