Luke Kuechly
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I present the Lester’s Legends Super Bowl 50 team defense rankings.
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1. Carolina Panthers
2. Denver Broncos
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Graham Gano
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I present the Lester’s Legends Super Bowl 50 kicker rankings.
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1. Graham Gano, Carolina Panthers
2. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos
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Greg Olsen TD
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I present the Lester’s Legends Super Bowl 50 tight end rankings.
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1. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
2. Owen Daniels, Denver Broncos
3. Virgil Green, Denver Broncos
4. Vernon Davis, Denver Broncos
5. Ed Dickson, Carolina Panthers
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Emmanuel Sanders
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I present the Lester’s Legends Super Bowl 50 wide receiver rankings.
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1. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
2. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
3. Ted Ginn, Jr., Carolina Panthers
4. Philly Brown, Carolina Panthers
5. Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
6. Cody Latimer, Denver Broncos
7. Jerricho Cotchery, Carolina Panthers
8. Jordan Norwood, Denver Broncos
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Jonathan Stewart
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Super Bowl 50 does not feature an elite running back, but power running will be prevalent.
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1. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
2. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
3. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
4. Mike Tolbert, Carolina Panthers
5. Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina Panthers
6. Fozzy Whitaker, Carolina Panthers
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Cam Newton dance
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Super Bowl 50 features the new guard against the old guard. Cam Newton is the ultimate dual threat quarterback. Peyton Manning has evolved into a game management quarterback. Denver is built on their defense and their ground game.
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1. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
2. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
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Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers and Packer Backers worldwide. They played a great game. Big Ben had several chances to add to his Super Bowl lore, but came up short.
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Jordy Nelson looked great or terrible. No in between. In the end though, he’s a champion today.  James Starks ‘ playoff heroics will make things interesting for Ryan Grant next year. Greg Jennings was great. I really liked how he referred to Donald Driver as the team’s number one receiver in the post-game interview. We all know who is the number one for Green Bay, but he was showing respect for the veteran.
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Hines Ward played like a kid again. It was nice to see him step up. The Steelers had their chances, but couldn’t force a turnover or prevent costly ones on offense.
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Was it a great Super Bowl? I’d say no. There was drama, but Green Bay led the entire game. It was an interesting one though. Ticket problems, Christina Aguilera botching the National Anthem, a Black Eye Peas performance that was underwhelming, in part to audio issues. There were some solid commercials, but I don’t look forward to those like I used to.
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All  in all a good showing. Congrats again to the Packers. Here’s the final results from my NFL Picks this year..
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Regular Season Lock Picks:  24-10 (.706)
Regular Season Total:  159-97 (.621)
Playoffs Picks:  6-5 (.545)
Pro Bowl Pick:  0-1 (.000)
Overall Total:  165-103 (.616)


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Super Bowl XLV is hours away. I’m taking an informal poll to see what everybody thinks will happen tonight. Will Pittsburgh win a seventh ring? Will the Lombardi Trophy return to Green Bay?
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My guess is Pittsburgh 27, Green Bay 24
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Who you got in the Super Bowl? What’s your score?

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We have another tough decision. Should I go with the Pittsburgh Steelers defense anchored by Troy Polamalu and James Harrison or Green Bay‘s, led by Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson?
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Both defenses are capable of making big plays. I prefer Pittsburgh slightly because many of their key players have played on this stage before. That experience will play a role in determining the outcome of the game.
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We’re at the flip a coin segment of the Super Bowl XLV rankings. My initial thought was to take Shaun Suisham because I have the Steelers winning the Super Bowl.
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Plus, he averaged two field goals and 2.7 extra points, which is good for 61 actual points, or 8.7 per game. He has just two field goals and seven PATs in the two playoff games, which averages out to 6.5 points per game.
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Mason Crosby averaged 1.4 field goals and  2.9 extra points this year, which was good for 112 actual points, or 7.0 per game. He has two field goals and 12 PATs, which averages to 6.0 points per game.
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While Suisham has averaged more points, both during the regular season and the postseason, Pittsburgh allowed two more field goals. Of course, they allowed six fewer PATs, giving them identical actual points scored by opposing kickers (96).
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So now that I’ve talked myself in circles, who gets the top ranking? My first choice naturally. You have to stick with your gut. I’ll take Shaun Suisham to win the fantasy battle by a hair.
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