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The 2013 NFL Big 5: Super Bowl

The new NFL week is here and with it comes chaos. Fortunately, Maxim is here to help you navigate these uncharted waters with five predictions that will undoubtedly (or just maybe) come true.


(Photo: Otto Greule Jr/ Getty Images | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2014)


Big Pick: Denver over Seattle
Sorry, heart, but the head won out in this one. Even if the Seahawks D plays lights out, Peyton will still probably be able to muster three scores out of the day. Can Russell Wilson score more than 21 on the big stage against a pretty fair defense? We wouldn’t bet on it.

Big Performance: Marshawn Lynch on the field.
The man can run, and he seems completely unfazed by performing on the big stage. Denver has been successful against the run in the playoffs, but this is a whole different beast (mode).

Even Bigger Performance: Marshawn Lynch in the press conferences.
Perpetual media-hater has wrassled up some of the best responses of the short week. Let’s take a tour, shall we?

When asked about Denver’s defense: “What’s his name? Pot roast. Big boy. They get to the ball. They run into the ball.”

On a day full of 2-3 yard carries: “Yeah. Sounds like a fun day. I mean I get to run into a lot of people.”

On Tom Cable: “Well, being from Oakland, all I knew about him was that he punched people. That’s my type of person.”

And finally, the coup de grace:
 

 

Big (Overplayed) Storyline: The Weather
We wonder how all these football players, who slam their brains together for a living throughout most of the winter and usually outdoors, will handle an unfortunate case of the chilly willies!

Big Moral of the Story:
Enjoy your Super Bowl! It’s the last football for a loooong time.


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