By Eddie Castro
Although the Jets or the Giants will not be headlining this year’s festivities in Sunday’s big game, it is still expected to be a spectacular game at Metlife Stadium for those willing and able to pay $1900 for a seat. All week long there has been events going on in Brooklyn and in Manhattan. I visited Macy’s on 34th street and inside it was NFL galore! Mannequins dressed in NFL apparel and lights all over the store as well as the city embracing the Super Bowl invading the New York/New Jersey area. Its not every year the Super Bowl comes our way but New Yorkers as well as Brooklynites are sure partaking in the events and showings that have been provided.
Now to the teams that will be playing in the big game that will feature a match up between the number-one ranked passing offense going up against the number-one ranked defense. Whenever you have Peyton Manning as your quarterback, it’s usually another day at the office leading to another “W.” Manning and the Denver Broncos are going in as the favorite in Sunday’s match up. The 37-year old passed for a NFL-record 5,477 yards to go along with an astonishing 55 touchdown passes, breaking Tom Brady’s record he set a few years ago. Denver’s running game will be the key ingredient in Sunday’s game. Running back Knowshon Moreno rushed for over a thousand yards in the regular season. Moreno spent a big portion of his childhood in the New York/New Jersey area so he’ll be even more pumped and poised to have a big game in front of family members and friends. The Broncos will be looking to win their first Super Bowl since 1998 when quarterback John Elway lead them to back-to-back Super Bowl titles.
As for the Seattle Seahawks, it has indeed been a magical season for the team. Quarterback Russell Wilson has been sensational with his play this year, however it has been their tenacious defense that has been the talk all year long. Seattle’s defense was ranked number one in the regular season led by players such as Earl Thomas, Cam Chancellor and arguably the best cornerback in all of football, Richard Sherman. History is on the Seahawks side. They will be the 16th team in history to reach the Super Bowl having had led the league in fewest points allowed. 15 of those teams went 12-3. Since 1970, the team with the better ranked defense hase gone 28-13. It will sure be a great game come Sunday.