Asked about Brandon Browner’s comments, Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin didn’t seem to take offense: “I would expect nothing less. This is the Super Bowl. What do you expect?”
Yes, it is a cliche, but the game is never over until it’s actually over as Seattle comes from behind to advance to the Super Bowl.
Here’s a look at the non-quarterbacks who are likely to have impact roles in the NFL’s divisional playoffs.
As much as some would like to point to injuries as the main cause for the New York Giants’ (3-5) inferior record, Big Blue will be facing an opponent in the Seattle Seahawks who have listed 14 players on their injury report.
Fantasy football players are also ready to go all-in on Thursday night. Finding favorable matchups in the first game on the schedule each week gives a player a big edge going into Sunday.
“I’m not going to say any names, but he knows who he is,” Baldwin said. “I respect what you did on the field. But stick to football. Stick to playing football because your analytical skills ain’t up to par yet.”
Waiting to get their hands on the Lombardi Trophy, the Seahawks were surrounded by security guards in orange jackets. It was the first time anyone in that color stopped them all night.
As the players get ready for Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s not all about practice. On Wednesday, Seattle’s Phil Bates traded in his cleats for a microphone and spent 10 minutes harassing his teammates.
You’d think these guys had something better to do — like maybe play a Super Bowl — than come to Prudential Center for Tuesday’s Media Day crush job and complain about good old New York City.
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has endured a season that he would like to forget, and the former All-Pro defensive end will miss his third straight contest with an injured shoulder this week. The G-men also placed veteran running back Brandon Jacobs on injured reserve on Wednesday, ending his season. The visiting Seattle Seahawks will be missing starting linebacker K.J. Wright as they seek to cement the top seed in the NFC playoffs.