ESPN Super Bowl XLVIII expert picks



Mike Golic, co-host, ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike"
Seahawks 27, Broncos 23 -- I'm going to take defense over offense. If the refs let the teams play physically -- and I think they will -- Seattle has the edge.



Mike Greenberg, co-host, ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike"
Seahawks 24, Broncos 23 -- Seattle forces three field goals with great red zone defense. Russell Wilson makes just enough plays.



Brian Griese, ESPN college football analyst, former Broncos QB
Broncos 24, Seahawks 20 -- Richard Sherman meets his match in Demaryius Thomas and Peyton Manning. The Broncos' defense, with its rebuilt front seven, limits Marshawn Lynch, and Champ Bailey makes a game-clinching play in the end to seal the victory.



Jon Gruden, "Monday Night Football" analyst, Super Bowl XXXVII champion coach
Broncos 26, Seahawks 24 -- I've got to go with Peyton Manning. I've never seen an offense with this kind of production. I think the tempo is something the Seahawks are going to have trouble preparing for and simulating on the practice field.



Merril Hoge, "NFL Live" and "NFL Matchup" analyst
Broncos 28, Seahawks 24 -- The Broncos have too much flexibility and versatility with their wide receivers and the formations they will be able to create, and Manning uses that to manage the game.



Tom Jackson, "Sunday NFL Countdown" analyst,  former Broncos LB
Broncos 24, Seahawks 13 -- If you give Peyton Manning and this Broncos team two weeks to prepare, they'll figure out a way to score 24 points.



Ron Jaworski, "NFL Live" and "NFL Matchup" analyst
Broncos 27, Seahawks 24 -- A fast start by Peyton Manning forces Seahawks to play from behind.



Keyshawn Johnson, "Sunday NFL Countdown" analyst, Super Bowl XXXVII champion
Seahawks 23, Broncos 21 -- This will be an even football game, and Seattle wins it late by a field goal.



Danny Kanell, ESPN college football analyst, former Broncos QB
Seahawks 24, Broncos 21 -- Seattle's front seven is physical enough to pressure Peyton and the secondary is the best in the NFL and has enough to match up with all the Broncos' weapons.



Suzy Kolber, "NFL Insiders" host
Broncos 24, Seahawks 17 -- I give the slight, intangible edge to Denver based on experience. Peyton Manning and all his weapons pull it out.



Ray Lewis, "Sunday NFL Countdown" analyst, two-time Super Bowl champion
Seahawks 21, Broncos 17 -- Overall, Seattle is a better team. Denver relies so much on Peyton that if he has an average day it's not enough. And I think the weather favors Seattle with its defense.



Steve Levy, "SportsCenter" anchor
Broncos 30, Seahawks 24 -- Two weeks for Peyton Manning is simply too much for the Seahawks' defense to overcome. Plus, no 12th Man here.


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