The mouth versus the mind. The two-man chess match between legendary Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, and Seahawks all-world cornerback Richard Sherman is the number one match-up fans will have on their minds when the two teams take to the field at MetLife Stadium Sunday night. After twenty weeks of hard work, preparation and execution, the NFL's top two teams are set to determine who will hoist the famous Lombardi trophy.
While we wish we could watch our beloved Patriots chase another Super Bowl crown this weekend, we will still have the privilege of watching the two most talented and polarizing teams in the sport. The Broncos, paced by their prolific and record-setting offense, come into the Meadowlands with the greatest passing attack the league has ever seen. With a core of Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Knowshon Moreno, and former Patriot star Wes Welker, the Broncos have plenty of options for their quarterback to choose from. The Seahawks, the confident, hard-hitting and trash-talking bunch from the Pacific Northwest rolled through the NFC this season en route to the Super Bowl. Second year QB and leader Russell Wilson brings a mental toughness and poise that is rarely seen in a 24-year old. Of course all eyes will be on #25, Richard Sherman, the outspoken leader, and without doubt, the best shutdown corner in the league.
The unknown winter weather in the New York-New Jersey region serves as a important variable in each team's game plan and execution. Whether there is no precipitation or a blinding blizzard, we expect to see a game that will come down to one final possession in the fourth quarter. It is sure to be an exciting game and we can't wait until 6:37 Sunday night for the kickoff!
The Corcoran Prediction: 27-21 Seahawks
The Broncos will have a chance to take the lead with one minute left, however a Wes Welker drop followed by a Peyton Manning interception leads to a parade in downtown Seattle.