Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

PEYTON’S PLACE. The expectations here are that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will solidify his Hall of Fame credentials Sunday night in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Manning, arguably the best quarterback to ever play pro football, will lead the Broncos past the overmatched Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Forecasters tell us temperatures should be in the 40s and the wind should not be a problem for the game.

Expect to see Denver wide receiver Wes Welker in the end zone at least once, and former Buffalo Bill and now Seattle runningback Marshawn Lynch have nothing to say after the game.

FREDDIE sees it this way:

Broncos 31, Seahawks 24

HOME teams are capitalized. Teams chosen to win the game are listed first, with the predicted margin of victory next. The official Las Vegas odds are in parentheses:

PROS

Sunday

Super Bowl XLVIII

MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

Denver +7 over Seattle (+1.5)

WEEK: 1-1 (.500) vs. line 0-2 (.000)

YEAR: 159-91-1 (.633) vs. line 123-128 (.490)

COLLEGES

YEAR: 214-54 (.799) vs. line 125-143 (.466)