Well, all good things come to an end, and the Baltimore Ravens are no longer the defending Super Bowl champions. It was a great win a year ago, and the chance to see it all happen again will come soon enough.
Our own The Baltimore Wire staff prognostication competition was won by Jeremiah Sater, who wrote some pretty accurate stuff, like …
Russell Wilson should be able to take advantage of his defense giving him good field position to bring in some easy touchdowns. After forcing 34 turnovers during the regular season, the Seahawks should look to take the ball away to help feed their offense.
The game will come down to the Seahawks’ defense – both the defensive line and secondary. I believe their defense is good enough to hold Manning down and put enough pressure on him to force turnovers.
With that said, I am predicting a 31-20 Seattle victory over Denver.
Manning will throw for as many yards as he pleases, but will throw at least two interceptions. The interceptions are going to lead to Seahawk points, which will essentially decide the game.
You may think, “31-20 isn’t a whole lot like 43-8!”
OK, now don’t go hatin’ on my in-house Punxsutawney Phil (who, by the way, accurately called for six more weeks of winter, and now it is going to snow like crazy here in Maryland tomorrow). Even Troy Aikman said of the blowout, “I don’t think anyone saw this coming.”
So, for being the champion, Jeremiah the groundhog will get a band-new off-the-presses version of a future collector’s item – a purple The Baltimore Wire t-shirt.
So, congrats Jeremiah. Be nice to the rest of us. Don’t be a Richard Sherman. And remember that I can send you back to your hole in the ground at any time.