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Super Bowl XLVIII: Three Players To Watch

Three Broncos Players To Keep An Eye On Sunday

1. Trindon Holliday – The kick return game can not only impact Sunday, but can change field position in a matter of seconds. Holliday is a player that needs to have a good game again the Seahawks special teams. This season he’s put up 27.7 yards per kickoff return and 8.5 yards per punt return. He’s also returned two kicks for scores. Holliday is a player that can have a bigger impact on the game if he gets a shot at a return.

2. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie – He made headlines this week when he said he may be playing in his final game, but now says he will return in 2014. He could be a factor from the standpoint of having to not only hold down the Seahawks pass game, but also make sure to tackle Marshawn Lynch if he gets past the Broncos front-four. DCR is a player that will look to have a big game on a big stage.

3. Eric Decker – He’s made seven catches so far this postseason, and while Peyton will look to his other big pass catchers, Decker could be the biggest. Decker’s 87 snags during the season shows that Manning has the confidence to go to him, and he will again look to Decker not only on check downs, but also for down field plays. Could Decker be getting a vehicle after the game for MVP? It’s not as far fetched as one may think.

Three Seahawks Players To Keep An Eye On Sunday

1. Russell Wilson – Blinded by the rest of the stars in this game, everyone seems to overlook maybe the biggest one when Sunday is complete. Wilson’s stats did not blow anybody away but his nine interceptions in 407 attempts shows he does not make many mistakes. Wilson’s 101.2 passer rating is ranked seventh in the league. The 5’11” quarterback produces anytime there is pressure and there is a lot of it on Sunday.

2. Percy Harvin – It’s been hard to figure out exactly what Percy Harvin’s role is in the Seahawks’ offense. With just two games played all season makes Harvin more of a weapon than he already is. However, can the wide receiver stay healthy? A hip injury practically took him out of the regular season and a concussion cost him from playing in the NFC Championship.

3. Earl Thomas – Thomas is the forgotten member of the Legion of Boom probably because he stays quiet, but Thomas’ 105 tackles, five interceptions, and two forced fumbles can not be ignored. Thomas perhaps has the biggest responsibility if he is called upon to cover Wes Welker in the slot position. A great match up to watch.

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