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Tale of the tape

Stats Aside, Which Franchise Has The Edge? Seattle Seahawks Vs. Denver Broncos

For just the second time in 20 years, the Super Bowl features a match-up of top seeds. Super Bowl XLVIII pits the best offense in the NFL against the best defense. The oddsmakers have made the Broncos slight favorites at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. You can’t turn on the television without a breakdown of what might happen on the field.

This preview looks at some factors that likely won’t influence the outcome of the game.

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Seattle Seahawks

Denver Broncos

1976 First Season 1960
Season(s): 2005 Super Bowl History Season(s): 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997 (won), 1998 (won)
17/1 Total Offense/Defense Ranking 1/19
Steve Largent Most Famous Player John Elway
Taima (hawk); Blitz (human in bird costume) Mascot Thunder II (Arabian horse); Miles (human in horse costume)
6,217 (Blitz) Mascot Twitter Followers 6,834 (Miles)
Washington Initiative 502 (Nov. 6, 2012) Marijuana Legalization Colorado Amendment 64 (Nov. 6, 2012)
Record-setting noise level Stadium Highlight One mile above sea level

The winner is

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Denver Broncos
7 out of 8

The Broncos get a significant edge here, but expect the actual game to be much closer.
-Andrew Kahn, CBS Local Sports contributor

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