BY: FRANCISCO FLORES
The Superbowl is back! This year, the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos. With Denver’s record-breaking offense and Seattle’s #1 defense, the teams are going head to head in an anticipating championship. Take a look at each team’s secret weapons and what makes them worthy of a shot at the trophy, a prediction of who will take home the win, and a profile on the halftime show performer, Bruno Mars. Seattle Head coach, Pete Carroll, and the rest of the Seahawks are aiming for their first win at the Superbowl this year. They went 13-3 for the regular season, giving them a well-deserved spot in the NFC Championship game, which they won against San Francisco. That win ultimately earned them a spot in the 48th annual Superbowl. Their defense this year has also been praised, being called the best defense of any team this season. And at only 25 years old, quarterback, Russell Wilson, is quick on on his feet, has the throwing arm of a god, and went 27-9 as an NFL starter. Though young, he is ready to bring a win to Seattle and give the Seahawks their first Superbowl championship trophy.
Denver Quarterback Peyton Manning and the rest of the Broncos scored 606 points this season. They are the only team in the regular season history to have five different team members score at least 10 touchdowns. Though they have a less-than-great defense, their offense is probably the best this season. Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball, who play as Denver’s Running Backs, ran a combined total of 1,840 yards in the games leading up to the Superbowl. John Fox has readied his team and is looking for a win this Sunday. Who needs a good defense when your offense is amazing?
Prediction It all comes down to offense (Broncos) versus defense (Seahawks). In this case, Broncos will have a slight advantage. They threw more yards per game than any other team on the NFL this season. They also became the first team to field five players with more than 60 receptions as well. Though Peyton Manning has a great arm, the Broncos shouldn’t let him hold the ball for too long unless they want to lose control of it. Seattle’s defense is probably the best in the NFL right now, but they have not faced an offense as good as Denver’s. Seattle is out for blood, but they need a united team if they want to take down Denver.
Halftime Show After last year’s killer performance from Beyoncé, the NFL needed someone who would bring just as much energy to the annual football game. Bruno Mars, born Peter Hernandez, hails from Hawaii. His big break came when he was featured on Travie McCoy’s hit, “Billionaire.” His first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans was released in 2010. He then followed it up in late 2012 with the release of his sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox.” It was recently announced that Mars has invited the Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform alongside him at Sunday’s game.