Jan 31, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos helmets are on display with the Vince Lombardi Trophy prior to a press conference at Rose Theater in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos Notes: 24 Hours Away Until Kickoff Of Super Bowl XLVIII


The Super Bowl is almost among us Broncos and Seahawks fans everywhere. We have waited two long weeks to see the number one ranked offense (Denver) go head-to-head with the leagues number one defense (Seattle). If you haven’t seen the game preview on Mile High Maniac, make sure to click this link. Also, if you haven’t voted on who you think will win between the two squads, make sure to click this link.

There will be some things to keep an eye on come kickoff, such as the offensive-line for the Denver Broncos. One player in particular is Chris Clark — the player who filled in for all-pro left-tackle Ryan Clady when he went down with a season-ending leg injury. Clark has been impressive and on NFL.com’s article by Gregg Rosenthal, he is impressed with the tackle:

Clark is perhaps the most unsung hero on the entire Broncos roster. Denver lost a Pro Bowl left tackle in Ryan Clady, and Clark replaced him without attracting notice. Watching Clark closer on Game Rewind over the last two weeks, we became wildly impressed with his agility and toughness. He’s great in the passing game and the running game.

What should we expect from cornerback Champ Bailey come Sunday afternoon? Ever since suffering that foot injury that has nagged him basically the entire season, Bailey has been a shell of his former self but played very well against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. With Chris Harris out, Champ and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will need to contain the Seahawks wide-outs.

Just a reminder to fans; Seahawks fans mostly. The game is NOT in Seattle where they excel by feeding off of their home crowd. This is not taking anything away from the Seahawks and their accomplishments this season, but two of their three losses came on the road; including giving up 34 points to an Indianapolis Colts team in week 5. I know, I know, regular reason is the regular season, but Seattle hasn’t seen an offensive like Denver’s.

Ball control will be a key part of this game, especially for the Denver Broncos. Against the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots, Denver basically handed the game over to the two teams with fumbles and communication issues on the special teams. Seattle’s defense is dangerous while leading the league in takeaways with 39. If Denver can control the tempo and secure the ball, you have to like their chances.

Here are some pictures of the field via the Denver Broncos twitter account:

Peyton Manning and John Elway:

A view of the Denver Broncos end-zone:

Kickoff is scheduled for 6:25 PM ET, 4:25 PM MT on FOX.

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