Denver was the #1 seed in the AFC and has a record setting, #1-ranked offense. Seattle was the #1 seed in the NFC and has a stifling, #1-ranked defense. Which team will win the Super Bowl?
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The Broncos regular season offensive score was 46.5 and their post-season offensive score is 51.5. The Seahawks' regular season offensive score was 28.7 and their post-season offensive score is 28.2. Seattle has a good running game, but the Broncos have a major edge in this category.
Denver's defense has been passable at best, and a serious liability at worst. And they've been playing worse in the playoffs, with a regular season defensive score of 13.9 and a post-season defensive score of 8.4. The Seahawks' defense was a revelation this year with 28 INTs and 44 sacks. Seattle's regular season defensive score was 30.7 and their post-season defensive score is 18.1. The Seahawks have a decided edge here.
Both teams have good special teams that are playing just about as well in the playoffs as they did in the regular season. Denver's regular season special teams score was 6.9 and their post-season special teams score is 6.3. Seattle's regular season special teams score was 6.8 and their post-season special teams score is 5.1.
The Seahawks played slightly tougher opponents, and hold a better turnover ratio. The Broncos hold a superior time of possesion average and a nicer point differential.
If the numbers are correct (and when have they ever been wrong since the last time they were wrong?), Denver will snag their first Lombardi trophy since Elway and Shanahan stalked the sidelines.
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