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February 1, 2014

The Daily Star Super Bowl XLVIII Predictions

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Wilson is a master at extending plays with his scrambling ability, so Denver will have to adjust to handle his speed and maneuverability.

It’s safe to say the Broncos, who are averaging an unbelievable 37.9 points, can consistently pick apart just about any defense. But they haven’t been tested by Seattle, which allowed an NFL-best 14.4 points per game.

Richard Sherman, the outspoken voice of the Seahawks cornerbacks — who have picked off their opponents 28 times this year — believes Manning is the best of the best. But that doesn’t mean Peyton and his storied receivers, Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Eric Decker, will be in the clear.

Manning’s tactical play-calling will be based on the Seahawks’ formations and style of play. As a seasoned veteran, that will give the Broncos the edge.

Prediction: Broncos 24, Seahawks 17.

ERIC MILLER

Sports Clerk

As I try to make an educated prediction for this year’s Super Bowl, I have scoured the Internet searching for expert opinions.

I find it interesting that EA Sports’ Madden 25 has a simulated game, but I’m terrible at it — even in rookie mode. So if I choose to play as one team, the other surely will win.

To get the predictions from ESPN, I would need to subscribe to be an Insider. I don’t need to know the “expert” opinions that badly, though.

Since my J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets had another interesting season of ups-and-downs, I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the NFL this year. Therefore, I can’t rely on first-hand knowledge.

I’ve asked many with a lot more insight but got a fairly mixed set of results.

So here’s my prediction, based on nothing more than a guess.

Prediction: Seahawks 28, Broncos 24.

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