Stacking The Cards For The Super Bowl - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Stacking The Cards For The Super Bowl

Most believe the key to the Super Bowl will be how Peyton Manning plays, it may be more about Russell Wilson than everyone thinks. Most believe the key to the Super Bowl will be how Peyton Manning plays, it may be more about Russell Wilson than everyone thinks.
When the Seattle Seahawks face off with the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2nd, the folks from the Mile High City have one very big advantage on their side: future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.

But fear not, Seahawks fans, not everything is stacking up against the ‘Hawks in The Big Game.

The following are some confidence-inspiring stats to note as the Seahawks try to bring Seattle its first major sports championship since 1979:
  • Super Bowl XLVIII marks the 16th title game matchup since the AFL-NFL merger in which the league’s top scoring defense has participated. In those previous 15 games, the team with the top-ranked defense is 12-3.
  • Each of the previous six NFC teams to ranks first in the NFL in scoring defense and made it to the Super Bowl have won it all.
  • This will be just the fifth Super Bowl since the AFL-NFL merger that the top scoring defense faced the top scoring offense. The top defensive team has won three of those previous four matchups.
  • Russell Wilson is 27-9 in his career as a starter, matching Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger for the most wins by a quarterback in his first two seasons in the Super Bowl era.
  • Wilson has completed 52 percent of his passes downfield of 15 yard or more, ranking best in the NFL. The Broncos’ defense has allowed completions on 42 percent of such passes, just 16th best in the league.
  • The Broncos will wear orange uniforms for Super Bowl XLVIII. Denver has worn orange in three of the previous six Super Bowls in which they have played. They lost all three of those by an average of 31.3 points per game.

-Stats courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info

  • Pro

    • Mariners beat Nationals 4-2 to snap losing streak

      WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nelson Cruz greeted reliever Jacob Turner with a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 Thursday to stop a five-game losing streak.

    • New Orleans Saints Honor former Seahawks great Cortez Kennedy

      The New Orleans Saints opened Organized Team Activities this week, and early Thursday — two days after the passing of Seahawks Legend Cortez Kennedy — the team unveiled a decal on their gold helmets to honor the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle. On Twitter, the Saints announced they will sport a large No. 96 — Kennedy’s jersey number

    • Mariners drop 5th straight game falling to nationals 5-1

      WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer for his eighth of the season, Tanner Roark allowed a run over seven innings and the Washington Nationals defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-1 on Wednesday night.
       

    • Report: Seattle Seahawks to meet with quarterback Colin Kaepernick

      The Seattle Seahawks are expected to meet with Colin Kaepernick on Wenesday as a possible backup to quarterback Russell Wilson, according to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. 

    • Mariners give up 15 hits in a 10-1 loss to the Nationals

      WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anthony Rendon homered twice and drove in five runs, Joe Ross returned from the minors to allow one run over a career high-tying eight innings, and the Washington Nationals routed the Seattle Mariners 10-1 on Tuesday night. Bryce Harper added his 14th homer and Jayson Werth hit his seventh

    • Mariners activate Robinson Cano off DL

      The Seattle Mariners activated 34-year-old Robinson Cano off the disabled list on Tuesday. Cano was placed on the 10-day disabled list after he strained his right quad. The Mariners have lost eight of their last eleven games since Cano last played on May 10th. In their last eleven games without Cano, the Mariners have scored just 30 runs and have just hit .203 as a team.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/