All season long, we brought you viewability rankings for every game every week. That's over with now, because every game is a must-watch. However, let's rank the 16 possible Super Bowl games from most to least enticing.
1. Patriots vs. Saints: Could the Patriots lose the Super Bowl for the third time in seven years? Could the Saints win only a year removed from Bountygate? The two biggest lightning rods in the NFL go head-to-head in a high-scoring game.
2. Broncos vs. Saints: Manning vs. Brees 2.0. A quarterback rematch from 2009. Plus, so much offense!
3. Broncos vs. Seahawks: You could argue that this is the NFL's best-ever offense against this year's best defense. Plus, it's No. 1 seed vs. No. 1 seed.
4. Colts vs. Panthers: Cam Newton vs. Andrew Luck. Back-to-back No. 1 overall picks in a battle for Super Bowl No. 1. This would be amazing considering how bad both teams were just a couple years ago.
5. Chargers vs. Saints: Brees against the team that gave him up. That would be remarkable.
6. Broncos vs. Panthers: Anything with Peyton Manning shooting for his second Super Bowl is good. Add the Cam Newton element and you're golden.
7. Broncos vs. 49ers: Same deal as above but with Colin Kaepernick instead of Cam.
8. Colts vs. Saints: An actual rematch of the 2009 game, and to set this up the Colts would be one hell of a Cinderella.
9. Colts vs. 49ers: Cinderella Colts against a franchise looking for its sixth Super Bowl, which would tie Pittsburgh for the most all time. Plus it's Luck vs. Harbaugh.
10. Colts vs. Seahawks: Blowout possibility but Andrew Luck vs. Russell Wilson would be fun.
11. Patriots vs. 49ers: Great coaching matchup, offensive vs. defense and two tremendous fan bases.
12. Patriots vs. Seahawks: Fun coaching matchup and offense vs. defense.
13. Patriots vs. Panthers: It is a rematch of a great regular-season game and a superb Super Bowl from a decade ago. Plus, it's David and Goliath.
14. Chargers vs. 49ers: California Super Bowl. The South vs. the North. Not a lot more to it than that, and there's definitely a blowout possibility.
15. Chargers vs. Panthers: At least we'd be guaranteed a first-time Super Bowl winner.
16. Chargers vs. Seahawks: Same deal as above, but this could be a blowout.
LOOK... the article says "RANKING" ....Everyone has been saying for OVER A YEAR NOW that last year's Superbowl was going to be Denver and Seattle.... Since then, both of these teams have placed themselves in the number one possition..... SO WHY would anyone that puts a "RANKING" together NOT put Denver and Seattle at top??? THAT'S MY POINT - "LOOK"..... There are lots of stories that can be told about any team facing any team.... some of these guys played in college together.... it has nothing to do with "BORING".... this article has to do with "RANKING" and the writer didn't get it right - so - I was letting him know.
Look, if it's a boring game, then it's a boring game. The Superbowl is not about subtext. The week before the Superbowl is ALL about subtext. A great game makes a great Superbowl no matter who's playing. Last year the week before the game was all about the "Harbowl"; the first part of that game sucked. Then the lights went out... when they came back on, it became a Superbowl and it made no difference that the coaches were brothers.
Broncos vs Seahawks is ranked 3rd??? Ever since LAST YEAR this has been talked about as the SUPERBOWL to be.... Pats and Saints #1??? I'm a football fan, but that's a Superbowl I could care less to see with all the other match up possibilities.... Don't be to disappointed taking 3rd place - IT SHOULD HAPPEN.
I would think that Pats/Seahawks would be a little higher. Maybe Brady passing the torch to Russell Wilson? Colts/Saints actually kind of bores me. I would put Broncos/Seahawks number 1 and maybe Broncos/49ers #2 and Pats/49ers #3.
@ThisGivenSunday Chargers-Seahawks may be the least popular but it would mean both QBs are NC State grads.