It all comes down to this.
On Sunday, February 2, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will meet in Super Bowl XLVIII (6:25 PM ET, FOX) at MetLife Stadium in the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl.
For only the second time in the past 20 seasons, the game will feature the No. 1 seed in each conference (Super Bowl XLIV: New Orleans vs. Indianapolis in the 2009 season).
“It doesn’t happen like this too often when both No. 1 seeds make it,” says Seahawks Pro Bowl CB Richard Sherman. “It’s a testament to the hard work of both teams and I’m sure it’s going to be a fantastic game.”
Super Bowl XLVIII will pit the NFL’s top offense (Denver) against the league’s best defense (Seattle).
“It’s an exciting feeling,” says Peyton Manning about advancing to the Super Bowl. “You take a moment to realize that we’ve done something special here and you certainly want to win one more game.”
“Peyton Manning is a Hall of Fame quarterback,” says Russell Wilson. “I have a ton of respect for him. I love him to death. He’s a great person and obviously a great football player.”
Manning, who was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLI with Indianapolis, can become the sixth player in NFL history to win multiple Super Bowl MVP awards. Joe Montana was named Super Bowl MVP three times and Terry Bradshaw, Tom Brady, Eli Manning and Bart Starr have each won it twice.
Watch Super Bowl XLVIII at 6:30pm ET on Sunday, February 2nd on Fox.