Sep 14, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
It’s almost time for Broncos vs. Seahawks on Sunday afternoon, and if you’re not pumped already, you better check your pulse. This isn’t really a ‘rematch’ of the Super Bowl, so to speak with so many different changes for the Broncos and Seahawks combined, but this game does present a lot of Broncos with the opportunity for redemption.
I’m not calling it a revenge game, because the Broncos won’t really gain anything from this game except a huge boost in morale. Redemption for a loss that will linger in the minds of fans until the Broncos can find a way to hoist a Lombardi themselves. The loss that has almost put an asterisk next to the Broncos’ name all offseason and especially for this game.
This is a game that the Broncos will tell you publicly is just ‘another game’ but that’s not true. Not at all. This game means something more to these players because of the way they were slapped around in the Super Bowl. There is a lot less at stake this time around, although Seattle is coming off a loss and would be looking at a 1-2 hole if Denver is able to come in and win this game.
I have five bold predictions for this game, some that you may or may not agree with entirely. But that’s okay. I understand the pessimism surrounding this game, and I understand the reasons why fans think there’s no reason to believe the Broncos can go into Seattle and win.