Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) drops back to pass during the first half against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Don’t get me wrong, I like watching Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson play in the NFL. In fact, I watched him a lot during his time at Wisconsin, but in this “legacy game” for Peyton Manning, and I believe Super Bowl XLVIII belongs to Manning this Sunday.
For this game I’m fully strapped in the “Peyton Manning Bandwagon,” and I’m not ashamed to say so.
I know the Seahawks have the No. 1 defense in the NFL, the weather will be colder than usual and Manning sometimes doesn’t play his best in the biggest games … but this is a new Manning, and for the 2013 season, he’s been one of the best ever.
This season Manning crushed the all-time single-season touchdown pass record and broke the passing yardage record as well, and he’s played well in the postseason.
That won’t stop on Sunday against the No. 1 defense or not. Remember, the Broncos are the No. 1 offense this year, and as good as the Seahawks are … I’m going with the offense in this game.
For 2013, Manning has passed for 5,477 yards for 55 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a QB rating of 115.1 for the regular season.
In the postseason, Manning is 57-of-79 for 630 yards and four touchdowns in two games.
Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hoists the George Halas Trophy after the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
As for Wilson, he’s passed for 3,357 yards with 26 yards and nine interceptions. His QB rating was 101.2.
For his two postseason games, Wilson has gone 25-of-43 for 318 yards and one touchdown. He’s rushed for 16 yards on 18 attempts, with two fumbles.
So even with his play this postseason, Manning has already outplayed Wilson, and it will happen one more time this season for Manning.
Who do you believe will have the better game, Manning or Wilson?
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