This Super Bowl is one of the most anticipated in the history of the game. It is not many times that you end up with the two teams that were the best for the whole season in their respective conferences for the whole season. That is that case this year. It was pretty clear since September that these two were the teams to beat.
The Titans were fortunate enough to play both of these teams on the road this season. They actually went up to Seattle and gave a respectable effort. They would have had a really good shot to win that game with a healthy Jake Locker under center.
They played in Denver near the end of the season and got waxed. It was not the first time Peyton Manning has put a hurtin' on the Titans, but hopefully it will be the last. The Titans aren't scheduled to play the Broncos in 2014, but maybe they will meet in the playoffs *fingers crossed*.
Here is everything you need to know about the game tomorrow night:
- Teams: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos
- Date: Sunday, February 2, 2014
- Kickoff time: 6:25 EST / 5:25 CST
- Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
- Super Bowl score by quarter: Live SB Nation scoreboard
- Live stream: FOX Sports Go (Sign-in is not required during the Super Bowl TV broadcast)
- TV channel: FOX (A full list of international broadcasters is available here)
- Radio: NFL on Westwood One (Choose your station here), with Kevin Harlan as the play-by-play announcer
- Announcers: Joe Buck and Troy Aikman; Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews are sideline reporters
- Officials: Terry McAulay and his crew
- Current odds: Broncos by 2 (All odds are updated here)
- Halftime show performance: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
- National anthem: Renee Fleming
- Current ticket prices: TicketMaster.com
One of the more interesting things to me to watch in this game will be how closely the refs call penalties in the secondary. We know the Seahawks DBs like to hold, and we know Peyton Manning likes to cry about penalties. Will his whining be enough to get the refs to call some ticky-tack fouls that force Seattle's defenders to back off? That, my friends, is a little bit of the game within the game.
This game is also being looked at as a legacy game for Peyton. I don't really get that though. He is clearly already one of the greatest-if not the greatest-quarterbacks to play the game (and that is coming from someone that hates him with all of his being). Whether or not he wins this game, in my opinion, really has no bearing on that.
So those are just a few of my thoughts about this game. Do you have any last minute thoughts to share?