While some analysts, beat reporters and columnists in the country attempt to explain why the Denver Broncos will win the Super Bowl simply because it’s “Peyton Manning’s moment,” or because “great defense beats a great offense every time,” I’m sticking to real life. That means I’m considering only tangible reasons why one team may have an advantage over the other.
Despite not technically having a day off since their last game, Seattle has lucked out with only six players listed on this week’s injury report.
Jason Jones is on IR with torn knee cartilage, but cornerbacks Marcus Trufant and Walter Thurmond could return from hamstring injuries. Leading receiver Sidney Rice also is a game-time call with a sore knee.
rom defensive end Bruce Irvin to linebacker Bobby Wagner to running back Robert Turbin to a pair of seventh-round picks who made the 53-man roster, the Seahawks can look on the 2012 draft with pride for some of the gems they uncovered. Seven of the 10 players the Seahawks selected have become major contributors.
The Seattle Seahawks put up perhaps its most dominating performance in franchise history, rushing for a season-high 284 yards while creating eight turnovers and setting a team record for points.
Jeff Fisher and his Rams staff out-coached Pete Carroll’s crew, the Rams’ special teams dominated the game and Seattle’s rookie-led passing attack once again came up short as St. Louis held on for a 19-13 win.
Due to a three-headed quarterback battle early in camp, injuries to receivers throughout and some late roster shuffling, the air game figures to be a little flat to start the season.