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Thursday Round-Up: The Legion of Boom's bond
Good morning, 12th Man. Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, Jan. 30 - about your Seattle Seahawks, three days before Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.
Mike Silver of NFL.com chronicles the origins of the Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" secondary. Silver writes, "Right now, it's tough to find anyone who'd argue that any current secondary is better than Seattle's. With a trio of Pro Bowl selections -- safeties Thomas andKam Chancellor and Sherman, perhaps the NFL's preeminent cornerback -- and a strong supporting cast, the Seahawks' defensive backs have made life hard for most opposing quarterbacks this season.
"The 'Hawks not only boasted the NFL's top-ranked defense, both in terms of yards and points allowed, but they also gave up the fewest passing yards per game (172.0) and forced the most turnovers (39). That marked the first time that a defense has topped the league in all four of those categories since theMinnesota Vikings did it in 1970 -- and the Legion of Boom played a leading role."
Elliot Harrison of NFL.com ranks every Super Bowl ever played from one to 47. Super Bowl XL between the Seahawks and Steelers comes in at No. 37.
Andrew Brandt of TheMMQB.com details how the Seahawks have figured out a formula for sustained success.
Andy Benoit of TheMMQB.com writes about how the Seahawks offense can succeed on third down in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Broncos.
The Daily Snaffer at TheMMQB.com takes us through what's happening today and recaps yesterday's happenings.
Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com says wide receiver Percy Harvin could be the Seahawks' biggest surprise coming Sunday.
Jarrett Bell of USA Today explores the individualism apparent up and down the Seahawks roster.
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com has his "person of interest" series featuring the matchup between cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. O'Neil also says Sunday's Super Bowl matchup is a game of contrasting quarterback styles.
Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com has a look back at the contact made between the Seahawks and Peyton Manning two offseasons ago - before the club acquired quarterback Russell Wilson.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com reviews former Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones' case for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame.