Here at Bang the Book, we have all of the top matchups of the 2014 NFL playoffs covered! Today, we’re taking a look at the best matchup of the year, the Super Bowl!
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It has been quite some time since we have seen what legitimately amounts to be the two best teams in the NFL play against each other for the Lombardi Trophy. There was never a doubt all season long that Seattle and Denver were as good as it gets. They were both the #1 seeds in their respective conferences. They both needed some more time than perhaps they should have to win their own divisions, but both got the job done in the end. Seattle has the league’s best defense. Denver has the league’s best offense and perhaps the best offense in the history of the game. The Seahawks are led by the hip, new coach in Head Coach Pete Carroll, who is trying to become the third man in the history of football to win both a Super Bowl and a National Championship and the first to do so by claiming a title in the BCS era. The Broncos are led by a rugged NFL lifer in Head Coach John Fox, who has become just the sixth man to lead two different teams to a Super Bowl. QB Russell Wilson is one of the young guns of the league for the Seahawks. QB Peyton Manning is one of the grizzly veterans who is a surefire Hall of Famer and is perhaps playing in his final game in his storied career. Regardless of how you break this down, this is a game of strength on strength and a game where every possible comparison in the world you can find can be made. It should be an excellent game, and it is one of the most highly anticipated Super Bowls in recent memory. The fact that the game is being played in New York is all the more notable, especially seeing how this is the first outdoor cold weather Super Bowl game in league history.
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