Dunkin’ With Duncan: Super Bowl Special


Duncan Forbes, Reporter

Here we are, the biggest game in the world, it’s the Super Bowl. For the second year in a row the Seattle Seahawks are in the Super Bowl and will be playing the New England Patriots who will be looking for their fourth Super Bowl win with arguably the best QB in the League, Tom Brady at the helm. Brady will be going up against a phenomenal group of DB’s nicknamed “The Legion Of Boom” led by star Cornerback Richard Sherman who made a name for himself after his rant about 49ers WR Michael Crabtree in his post game interview after last years NFC Championship game. Sherman will be lined up on the Pats leading WR Julian Edelman who has 92 catches for 972 yards but the big factor on the Patriots offense is TE Rob Gronkowski who has 82 catches for 1124 yards and 12 TDs as well as being named the NFL’s Comeback Player Of The Year. The Seahawk that will be the difference in that matchup will be either LB K.J. Wright or SS Kam Chancellor who have been dominant players defensively for the Seahawks. Marshawn Lynch will be the difference maker when the Seahawks offense goes out onto the field. Lynch has 1306 yards this season with an average of 4.7 yards per carry along with 13 touchdowns. We’ll have to wait and see how well he does on Sunday with the distractions off the field as the League determines whether or not  they will fine him for wearing his patented “Beast Mode” hat at the Super Bowl media day on Tuesday. But Lynch has proven time and time again that off the field issues don’t matter when the game is played on the field and I predict a great game from him.


The x-factor in this game could be Russell Wilson running the ball. This season Wilson has run for 849 yards and 6 TDs on the season. Running could be a big option for Wilson coming off of a horrible game last week against the Packers as he threw for only 1 TD and 4 interceptions. Ironically all of those came when the ball was thrown to one of Wilson’s favorite targets, Jermaine Kearse. Kearse caught the game winning touchdown in OT in the NFC Championship and his numbers have improved drastically from last season thanks to Golden Tate deciding to go to the Lions rather than re-sign with the Seahawks. Last season Kearse had 22 catches for 346 yards and 4 TDs while this year he’s improved his yards per catch with 38 catches and 537 yards with an average of 14.1 YPC which is one of the best in the league. We’ll just have to see what happens and hopefully have a closer game than last years game.


My prediction: Seahawks 31 Patriots 28

And the commercials won’t be that great either.