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SB XLVIII Q&A: Manning and beyond

Denver QB is the No. 1 story, especially with difficult weather a distinct possibility

Originally Published: January 19, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Who's No. 1? In Super Bowl XLVIII, aces are wild.

The Denver Broncos had the No. 1 offense in the regular season. The Seattle Seahawks had the No. 1 defense. Both teams were the No. 1 seeds in their conferences.

And the No. 1 story is Peyton Manning, returning to the Super Bowl for the third time and trying to earn his second ring. For the NFL, it doesn't get any better than that.

In the big picture, it's also an amazing shift. About four years ago, the AFC West and ...

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