All eyes will be on Sherman, Legion of Boom defense, on Sunday
The Seahawks averaged 27.9 ppg in 10 games at home this season, while averaging 23 ppg on the road in 8 games.
The Broncos averaged 36.6 ppg in 10 games at home this season, while averaging 36.25 ppg on the road in 8 games.
What this illustrates is the fact that Seattle has a five ppg advantage at home vs. away, mostly in part to the loud 12th man in Seattle. On the other hand, Denver scores basically just as many points away as at home, which shows a level of consistency that can lend itself to being a factor in favor of Denver given that both teams will be playing on the road in the Super Bowl.
As great as Seattle's Legion of Boom defense is, and it is great, I think people forget that Denver was 6th in run defense this year (97.5 ypg allowed) vs. Seattle being 11th in run defense at (105.3 ypg allowed). In their last three games each, Denver has impressively allowed only 64.3 rush ypg while Seattle has allowed 94.0 rush ypg.
* Fun fact: Peyton Manning has COMPLETED more passes this season than Russell Wilson has ATTEMPTED *
Manning has Decker, Welker, and both Thomases to throw to, not to mention that Denver's offensive line has managed to keep Peyton upright. If Manning simply avoids throwing to whomever Sherman is covering on any given play, you're now forcing the other Seattle defensive backs to stop the other three stud receiving weapons Manning has at his disposal, which, at a neutral site, I don't see Seattle being able to do for four quarters.
Manning is just flat out better than Wilson right now, and I don't think that Seattle will put up enough points away from their home stadium to win, and if Denver can contain Beast Mode in the run game, forcing Wilson to win the biggest game, on the biggest stage, on the road, with his arm, with Peyton Manning looming, will be a tall order for Seattle.