ESPN Super Bowl XLVIII expert picks


As the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos prepare to joust in Super Bowl XLVIII, ESPN's TV and radio experts boldly make their predictions for the big game. expert picks  |   ESPN experts picks grid  |   Vote!
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Skip Bayless, "First Take" commentator
Broncos 20, Seahawks 14 -- Because of Denver's defense.

Chris Berman, "Sunday NFL Countdown," "Monday Night Countdown" host
Seahawks 23, Broncos 21 -- Temperature at kickoff will be higher than the winning score. You could have had long odds on that one a week ago.

Tedy Bruschi, "NFL Live" analyst, three-time Super Bowl champion
Broncos 27, Seahawks 23 -- Peyton Manning has too many weapons for the Seahawks' defense to handle. The second half is when the Broncos' offense finds its groove.

Frank Caliendo, comedian, "Sunday NFL Countdown" contributor
Broncos 31, Seahawks 24 -- Peyton Manning will show he can play in cold weather and will finally be able to quit his second job at the pizza place.

Adam Caplan, NFL Insider
Broncos 24, Seahawks 20 -- The Broncos will win this game for one primary reason: They are the one team capable of spreading out the excellent Seahawks secondary and finding favorable matchups.

Cris Carter, Pro Football Hall of Famer, "Sunday NFL Countdown" analyst
Broncos 27, Seahawks 20 -- If any QB can figure out how to attack the Seahawks secondary, it's Peyton Manning. And a favorable forecast should make his task a bit easier.

Cari Champion, "First Take" host
Broncos 31, Seahawks 26 -- Peyton Manning is a surgeon. He will carve up the defense and go down as the greatest doctor in NFL history.

Colin Cowherd, Seattle native, host of ESPN Radio's "The Herd"
Broncos 26, Seahawks 20 -- The story of the game won't be the Seattle defense. Instead, it will be Denver's much improved defense.

Trent Dilfer, "Monday Night Countdown" analyst, Super Bowl XXXV champion
Broncos 27, Seahawks 24 -- In what will go down as one of the best Super Bowls ever, Peyton drives the Broncos down the field for a touchdown on the final possession to win it.

Mike Ditka, Pro Football Hall of Famer, "Sunday NFL Countdown" analyst
Broncos 21, Seahawks 17 -- I don't think it's going to be a high-scoring game, and I think that the Broncos will be able to score enough points on the Seattle defense.

Herm Edwards, "NFL Live" analyst
Seahawks 20, Broncos 17 -- The Seahawks' defense has been dominant all season, allowing just six touchdown passes. In a quarterback-driven league, that says a lot about how great this defense is. I still think you win in this league playing great defense.

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