Super Bowl 2014 picks and predictions: Opinions split on Broncos-Seahawks

Jeff Zelevansky

Experts are split on who will win Super Bowl XLVIII between the Broncos and the Seahawks. This could be a really good game, you guys!

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The Denver Broncos are Super Bowl favorites over the Seattle Seahawks in Las Vegas, but the opinions are split among NFL experts around the Internet. The NFL's top-ranked offense, led by Peyton Manning, may not have its way with Richard Sherman and the NFL's No. 1 defense.

Nine members of ESPN's 14-member panel sided with the Broncos. That is ostensibly just less than two-thirds of the panel, though two members, Mike Golic and Eric Allen, have yet to pick. The other three -- Keyshawn Johnson, Cris Carter and Seth Wickersham -- picked the Seahawks.

The margin was much tighter at CBS Sports and SB Nation. The panel was split, 4-4, between the Broncos and the Seahawks. Our six-man panel favored the Seahawks slightly, 4-2, in Sunday's game.

If you're tallying at home, that's a 15-11 edge for the Broncos among some of the NFL's most prominent talking heads. That could change a bit depending on what Golic and Allen say, but the edge will stay in favor of Denver.

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