The Denver Broncos took their 13-3 regular season momentum and harnessed some energy to make an impressive post season run which included a 24-17 win over the San Diego Chargers in the divisional round and a 26-16 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. This is the seventh Super Bowl appearance for the Broncos in franchise history, and their first in 15 years.
In their two playoff games, the Broncos have punted just once and the offensive line hasn’t given up a single sack. That bodes well for a team going up against a No. 1 ranked defense in Seattle.
While the Seahawks are a top-notch defense, the Broncos defense has improved in the playoffs. Among postseason teams, the Broncos rank second in both scoring defense (16.5 ppg) and total defense (289.5 ypg).
The matchup to watch will be Peyton Manning vs. the Seahawks secondary, which had a combined 28 interceptions in the regular season. The Seahawks haven’t faced an offense with as many threats as the Broncos have in Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Eric Decker, and Julius Thomas.
Should the Broncos walk away with the win, Peyton Manning would be the first quarterback in league history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams.