Peyton Manning
Arguably the two best teams in football are meeting in Super Bowl XLVIII. The game will feature the No. 1 offense in football in the Denver Broncos vs Seattle’s No. 1 defense. Both teams were also the No. 1 seeds in their conferences.
All anyone is going to talk about is Peyton Manning’s legacy. The pressure will be on him to get the job done and a second Super Bowl title will secure his place in history as one of the best if not the best quarterback in Super Bowl history.
A big storyline is going to be the weather. Manning carved up the Patriots Sunday afternoon and had a ton of zip on his throws like he was 30 years old again. The forecast was sunny, little wind and 60 degrees. There’s no denying that cold weather affects Manning’s throws. Manning is a 56.4 percent passer in cold postseason games (40 degrees or lower) and has thrown for just 5.3 yards per attempt in post-game games where the temperature is below 40 degrees.
The Broncos have opened up as 2.5 point favorites but Seattle is built to win in cold weather, so it should be a fascinating matchup.