New York is reaching fever pitch as the city gears up for to host Sunday’s Superbowl for the very first time.
The NFL showpiece match sees the Denver Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks – this season’s best offense against this season’s best defense respectively.
Broncos coach John Fox said: “Well, I think there’s no question we’ve played our best football the last month of the season including the last two weeks, so I think that’s important. I think the same could be said of Seattle as well. Usually it comes down to the team that executes and plays the best wins the game regardless, and I think that formula will stand true.”
John Fox’s counterpart Pete Carroll told reporters his men were more than ready for their first Superbowl appearance.
He said: “Our plan was really clear. I don’t mind telling you we installed a game plan last week, which was great for today. We went out today and brought it right back up, and guys knew what was going on, so we have this whole week to repeat it again. That’s the San Francisco style.”
With the top teams in both the NFC and AFC battling for top honours coupled with the season’s record-breaking quarterback Payton Manning pitting his wits against the sport’s best cover corners Richard Sherman – the showdown in New York has all the ingredients for a thrilling finale.