When Peyton Manning continues on The Road To MetLife Stadium and prepares to face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Denver Broncos quarterback will be looking to avoid becoming a part of recent Super Bowl history. In fact, with all of the records Manning either holds by himself or shares with some of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, he will look to avoid having his name linked with former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly when it comes to a certain Super Bowl distinction.
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When the Broncos and Seahawks meet on February 2 in MetLife Stadium in Super Bowl XLVIII, it will mark the seventh time since both No. 1 seeds from each conference will meet for the right to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. The last time the top seed from the AFC met the top seed from the NFC was when Manning and the Indianapolis Colts lost to the New Orleans Saints in 2009. The only starting quarterback to lose two Super Bowls with the No.1 seeds from each conference facing off was Kelly, who lost with the Bills in both 1991 and 1993, against the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.
Manning and Kelly are both great quarterbacks, but No. 18 is hoping to not be forever linked to No. 12 when it comes to this distinction. Having already felt the heartache of coming up short in a Super Bowl, Manning will do everything in his power to instead have his name linked to his brother, Eli, and his boss, John Elway, as having won two Super Bowl championships.
We will find out on February 2 in MetLife Stadium, when the Broncos take on the Seahawks in what should be a very exciting Super Bowl XLVIII!
If you are looking for which team may have a greater edge, make sure to check out Stats.com. If the temperatures dip below 40 degrees on Super Bowl Sunday, which is nearly a foregone conclusion, Stats.com will tell you how things could play out when the Broncos face the Seahawks in MetLife Stadium in Super Bowl XLVIII. It would appear that Denver may have an edge on special teams and the kicking game with Matt Prater over Steven Hauschka, but Stats.com has plenty of eye-opening numbers that may cause you to bet on one team over the other.
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