Denver Broncos Battle Patriots For Super Bowl Berth
It's Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady XV when the Denver Broncos try to advance to their first Super Bowl since 1999 Sunday afternoon.
Even though Brady holds a 10-4 edge so far, I'm predicting a 35-31 Denver win at home. Peyton, of course is trying to win his second super bowl ring and match younger brother Eli in that category for family bragging rights.
I personally think the Patriot's defense isn't up to the job of shutting down a Denver offense that set an all-time NFL scoring record this year. Peyton had arguably the best-ever season for a quarterback, setting records for scoring and yardage en route to another MVP year.
I plan to watch the game at home--Bronco tickets aren't easy to get, and while there is always something to be said for the atmosphere of being there, tickets that start at $175 (probably in the "nosebleed" section) and run much higher, with $8 dollar beer are a little too much to pay for "atmosphere." The atmosphere of my house is perfectly fine for a game such as this.
My Super Bowl pick? Denver vs. Seattle.