Highly touted at the start of the year as favorites in the NFC, the Seahawks lived up to expectations and clinched the NFC West, No. 1 seed in the playoffs and the conference title in one of their most successful seasons in franchise history.
Led by second-year quarterback Russell Wilson and veteran running back Marshawn Lynch, Seattle’s offense worked through a tough regular season schedule without their prized offseason acquisition, wide receiver Percy Harvin. The Seahawks offense was complimented all year by the best defense in the NFL and a secondary that features three Pro Bowlers and has become known as the “Legion of Boom.”
After beating the New Orleans Saints and rival San Francisco 49ers this postseason, the Seahawks need one more win to bring the Lombardi Trophy to Seattle for the first time in the team’s history.
No player on the Seahawks roster has ever played in the Super Bowl, but the Seahawks feel that they have what it takes to beat a Broncos team that features one of the best offenses the game has ever seen.
As Wilson says, it is time to go 1-0 this week. Seattle needs just one more win to make history.
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