Defense vs. offense.
Old school vs. new school.
Those are some of the storylines heading into Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend as the Denver Broncos prepare to square off with the Seattle Seahawks in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.
Peyton Manning’s Broncos put up historic offensive numbers this season, as Manning brokethe NFL records for passing yards and touchdowns in a season. The future Hall of Famer hopes to continue that trend against the Seahawks and capture the second Lombardi Trophy of his 16-year career.
While theBroncos are built around Manning’s offense, defense is the foundation in Seattle. The Seahawks had the NFL’s best defense thisseason, giving up an average of just 14.4 points per game. Seattle also has a dynamic young quarterback in Russell Wilson, who is part of a new age of quarterbacks in the NFL.
Neither team is a big rival of the Ravens, but the Broncos have more history with Baltimore because of last year’s memorable AFC divisional round playoffs. The Broncos got some revenge from that game with a 49-27 victory in Week 1 this year, so Ravens fans may still be a little bitter from that opening weekend loss.
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