The Seattle Seahawks will look to recover from a road loss to the San Diego Chargers as they have a rematch with the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos.
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In a Super Bowl 48 rematch, the Seattle Seahawks will return home to face the Denver Broncos. The Seahawks are coming off a road loss to the San Diego Chargers, and the Broncos are 2-0 after escaping with a narrow victory against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a solid game as he threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 17-of-25 passing, but running back Marshawn Lynch was held to 36 yards on six carries.
Cornerback Richard Sherman was thrown against for the first time this season, and allowed some plays despite looking solid for the first time.
For the Broncos, quarterback Peyton Manning looked nearly flawless as he threw for 242 yards and three touchdown passes on 21-of-26 passing. Running back Montee Ball was also reliable with 60 yards on 12 carries.
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders continued to emerge as a top weapon with eight catches for 108 yards.
The defense came through when needed as they stopped the Chiefs at their two-yard line at the end of the game, but they will face a big test from the Seahawks offense.
The Broncos run defense ranks 10th in the NFL, but Lynch will be their biggest test of the season. Plus, Wilson will look to take advantage of a pass defense that ranks 31st.
The Seahawks have the firepower to beat the Broncos, and home-field advantage combined with anger about last week will be too much.
Prediction: Seahawks 34, Broncos 17