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Friday Round-Up: Super Bowl XLVIII previews, picks & predictions
Good morning, 12th Man. Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, Jan. 31 - about your Seattle Seahawks, two days before Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.
Ron Jaworski of ESPN.com looks at how Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning can effectively attack the Seahawks defense. Jaworski's column is an Insider feature, but here's a small sample of what he had to say, "Manning is one of the best at manipulating coverage and moving defenders. If he can move deep safety Earl Thomas effectively, it could open up voids down the seams, particularly for TE Julius Thomas when he is aligned tight to the formation. If Denver does strike deep, this is the most likely scenario. And remember, while Thomas is a brilliant player, he can't climb the ladder to high-point a pass at the same level as Thomas, who has a handful of inches on the shorter safety."
Brent C. Hall of ESPNBoston.com talks with Massachusetts natives Breno Giacomini and Steven Hauschka on living out their Super Bowl dreams.
Adam Schefter of ESPN.com has a look at several storylines to track at the conclusion of Sunday's Super Bowl.
Tom Pelissero of USA Today talks with former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, who tells us what makes the Seahawks defense so good.
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com details 11 things we learned from Thursday of Super Bowl week.
Eight of 11 analysts on NFL.com pick the Seahawks to emerge victorious on Sunday over the Broncos.
Peter King of TheMMQB.com makes his pick for Super Bowl XLVIII, taking the Denver Broncos by a final score of 27-24, pointing to the their multitude of offensive weapons as the difference maker.
The Daily Snaffler at TheMMQB.com recaps Thursday's events and let's us know what to expect from Friday in New York/New Jersey.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy for TheMMQB.com offers up some Super Bowl advice for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Broncos coach John Fox.
Andy Benoit of TheMMQB.com says the Broncos offense can cause problems for the Seahawks' defense by spreading the football around the field.
Brent Stecker of 710Sports.com passes along four points of emphasis for Sunday's Super Bowl from NFL Network's Brian Billick and Rich Gannon.
The city of Issaquah, Wash. has renamed itself "12saquah" for Super Bowl week, a nod to the Seahawks' 12th Man fans.
Spokane's Woodrow Wilson elementary school has renamed itself Russell Wilson elementary school in honor of the Seahawks taking part in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Andy Campbell of the Huffington Post shares an epic eating contest between a Seahawks fan and a Broncos fan used to determine the outcome of Super Bowl XLVIII.
Eli the Ape of Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah has picked the Seahawks to win Super Bowl XLVIII. Eli has picked the correct winner of each of the past six Super Bowls.