Richard Sherman
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Here are the Lester’s Legends kicker team defense for Super Bowl XLIX.
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1. Seattle Seahawks
2. New England Patriots
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Here are the Lester’s Legends kicker rankings for Super Bowl XLIX.
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1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
2. Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks
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Here are the Lester’s Legends running back rankings for Super Bowl XLIX.
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1. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch averaged 104.6 total yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game during the regular season. He had just 65 total yards in the playoff win over the Carolina Panthers, but rolled on the Green Bay Packers for 183 total yards and a touchdown in the NFC Championship. Look for Beast Mode to play a key roll against the New England Patriots because after all, he all ’bout that action boss. Bill Belichick is known limiting his opponent’s strengths. I’m not sure how much he can do that to Lynch.
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2. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
LeGarrette Blount averaged 59.8 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns after returning to the New England Patriots. He had three carries for one yard against the Ravens. You never know how Bill Belichick will use his backs. Blount blasted the Indianapolis Colts for 148 yards and three touchdowns. If only the Patriots had properly inflated balls. The Colts would have been able to tackle them better. That should not be an issue in the Super Bowl though so he’ll find tougher sledding against the Seahawks’ third-ranked run defense.
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3. Shane Vereen, New England Patriots
Shane Vereen averaged 52.4 total yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game during the regular season. He had just one carry for six yards in the win against the Baltimore Ravens, but he caught four passes for 39 yards. Vereen had one carry for two yards against the Colts, but caught three passes for 41 yards.
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4. Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks
5. Jonas Gray, New England Patriots
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Here are the Lester’s Legends quarterback rankings for Super Bowl XLIX.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady averaged 268.6 yards and 2.2 touchdowns in the first 15 games of the regular season before the Patriots took it easy in the season finale. Brady has 49 touchdown passes in 28 career playoff games. He threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens despite a non-existent running game. Brady only had to throw for 226 yards against the Indianapolis Colts’ run defense was deflated. He threw three touchdowns though. Brady threw for 395 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2012 against the Seattle Seahawks as they were becoming a premier defense. Seattle ranked first in scoring defense, fourth in total defense, and sixth in passing defense.  That’s the game where “You mad bro” was coined. Yes, Brady is mad. I expect him to exact revenge.
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2. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson averaged 217.2 passing yards, 1.3 touchdown passes, 53.1 rushing yards and 0.4 rushing touchdowns. He threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns in the playoff win over the Carolina Panthers. He bottomed out a bit against the Green Bay Packers throwing four interceptions, but he rallied when he needed to. Wilson finished with 209 yards and the game-winning touchdown. He also added 25 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Wilson’s running ability and tendency to take care of the football (the NFC title game withstanding) can mitigate his sometimes underwhelming passing totals.
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Super Bowl XLIX NFL Pick

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Pro Bowl Result: 0-1
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Regular Season Lock Picks: 20-12 (.625)
Regular Season Total:  154-85-1 (.644)
Playoffs Picks:  8-2 (.800)
Pro Bowl: 0-1
Overall Total:  162-88-1 (.647)
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Super Bowl XLIX Pick
New England Patriots
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Super Bowl XLIX is less than a week away. There will still be plenty of DeflateGate talk during Super Bowl Week, but other topics and storylines will arise? Will any of those stories have an impact on the Super Bowl? Will DeflateGate hurt or hinder the New England Patriots?
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The Patriots are no strangers to controversy. They dealt with Spygate in the past and were able to keep their winning ways intact. With so much at stake on Sunday, look for the Patriots to focus on the task at hand.
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The Patriots will have to deal with the defending champion Seattle Seahawks’ imposing defense and Marshawn Lynch’s physical running style. I am convinced that DeflateGate will not cause Tom Brady or Bill Belichick to use any sleep, but the Legion of Boom may.
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As NFL fans, I would encourage you to move past the controversy and the Super Bowl hype. Instead, start planning for  your Super Bowl party. Get all of your recipes in check. Make sure you have plenty of cold beverages on tap. If you are a Patriots or a Seahawks fan, you may want to keep the less-than-casual football fans invited to a minimum. You want to see the game, not talk about the latest neighborhood gossip.
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Put some skin in the game. Yes, it’s fun to watch the game. The commercials and the Halftime Show provide some entertainment, but if you want a little more excitement, I recommend to do some NFL Betting here. Don’t just pick a random site to bet with. Make sure it is private and secure. 
TonyBet is one to consider. It’s easy to use whether you go online or use their mobile app.
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You’re not limited to just the Super Bowl. You can wager on the NBA, tennis, golf, etc. Before you know it baseball season will be upon us. Add a little excitement to America’s Pastime.

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Conference Championship Round Results:  2-0
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Regular Season Lock Picks: 20-12 (.625)
Regular Season Total:  154-85-1 (.644)
Playoffs Picks:  8-2 (.800)
Overall Total:  162-87-1 (.650)
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Pro Bowl Pick:
Team Carter
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