K.J. Wright played a major role in one of the most lopsided Super Bowls in NFL history. Wright and the Seattle Seahawks demolished the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Seattle’s defense obliterated Peyton Manning’s high-flying offense in the title game. The linebacker’s experiences in that lopsided contest probably played a significant role in his comments on Friday.
The sixth-year linebacker admitted that he believes this year’s Atlanta Falcons offense is more potent than the one Seattle beat for a Lombardi Trophy.
“This is much better than that offense. Trust me,” Wright said when asked to compare Atlanta’s offense to Denver’s, per Gregg Bell of The New Tribune.
Through five week’s, Atlanta does compare with Denver’s Super Bowl runner-up squad.
The Falcons currently sit atop the NFL in total offense. Atlanta averages 457 yards a game and puts up 35 points on the score board.
In 2013, Denver averaged a league best 457 yards per game and 37.9 points a contest.
Although, the glaring difference between the two team’s is Denver’s offensive attack flourished throughout the course of the season until Seattle neutralized the Broncos in the Super Bowl.
Wright will get to experience Atlanta’s offense firsthand on Sunday. If the Falcons are for real, they will put up a show in front of a raucous Seattle crowd. Yet it’s too soon to claim the Falcons’ offense better than Denver’s 2013 attack.