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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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Here are the Lester’s Legends tight end rankings for the AFC and NFC Conference Championship Games of the 2014-15 NFL Playoffs.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski averaged 74.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He had 108 yards and a touchdown in the playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens. Gronk had 71 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Indianapolis Colts.
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2. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts
Coby Fleener averaged 48.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game, but finished the year averaging 61.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns in the final five games of the regular season. He is averaging 33.5 yards per game in the Colts’ two playoff wins, but he ripped the New England Patriots for 144 yards during the regular season.
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3. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
Dwayne Allen averaged 30.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He had 30 yards in both playoff wins over the Cincinnati Bengals and the Denver Broncos. Allen scored a touchdown against Denver. He is not going to overwhelm you with receiving yards, but he’s a solid bet to get in the end zone.
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4. Luke Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Luke Wilson averaged 24.1 yards and 0.2 touchdowns per game on the year. He exceeded expectations last week with 68 yards and a score in the playoff win over the Carolina Panthers. Wilson had one yard in the first meeting with the Green Bay Packers so don’t expect a repeat playoff performance.
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5. Andrew Quarless, Green Bay Packers
Andrew Quarless averaged 20.2 yards and 0.2 touchdowns per game during the regular season. He caught four passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in the playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys. His touchdown was his first in two months. Quarless did have 26 yards in the first meeting with the Seattle Seahawks.
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6. Tim Wright, New England Patriots
7. Richard Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
8. Michael Hoomanawanui, New England Patriots
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Here are the Lester’s Legends wide receiver rankings for the AFC and NFC Conference Championship Games of the 2014-15 NFL Playoffs.
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1. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton averaged 96.1 yards in the first 14 games of the regular season. He is averaging 87.5 yards in two playoff wins over the Cincinnati Bengals and the Denver Broncos. Hilton was limited to 24 yards in the first meeting with the New England Patriots.
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2. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson averaged 94.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns during the regular season. He was held to 22 yards in the playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys. He did have nine catches for 83 yards in the first meeting with the Seattle Seahawks, but they are playing a tough brand of football right now.
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3. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb averaged 80.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game during the regular season. He had 116 yards against the Cowboys. Cobb had 58 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks in Week 1. Facing Seattle limits his value.
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4. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
Julian Edelman averaged 69.4 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game on the  year. He caught eight passes for 74 yards in the playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens. He also threw a long touchdown pass. Edelman had 81 total yards in the first meeting with the Indianapolis Colts.
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5. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
Doug Baldwin averaged 51.6 yards per game during the regular season. He had 38 yards and a touchdown in the playoff win against the Carolina Panthers. He had just 14 yards in the first meeting with the Packers.
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6. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
7. Jermaine Kearse, Seattle Seahawks
8. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
9. Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts
10. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
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Here are the Lester’s Legends running back rankings for the AFC and NFC Conference Championship Games of the 2014-15 NFL Playoffs.
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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 has averaged 96.7 total yards and a touchdown in his past six playoff games. Lynch rolled on the Green Bay Packers for 124 total yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 1. Look for Beast Mode to surface against the Pack because after all, he all ’bout that action boss.
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2. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Eddie Lacy averaged 97.9 total yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game during the regular season. He had a tough start to the season with 45 total yards against the Seattle Seahawks. This week probably won’t be a lot easier, but Lacy is superior to the alternatives. He had 111 total yards during the playoff win against the Dallas Cowboys.
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3. Daniel Herron, Indianapolis Colts
Daniel Herron averaged 73.5 total yards in the final six games, but has really come alive in the NFL playoffs. He debuted with 141 total yards and a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals. Herron followed that effort up with 95 total yards and a touchdown against the Denver Broncos. He’ll look to stay hot against the New England Patriots, thought he Pats ranked ninth in run defense with 104.3 yards per game allowed and were one of three teams to allow six or fewer rushing scores. Herron’s ability to produce in the passing game leaves him only a shade behind Lacy this week.
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4. 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 77 total yards in the first meeting with the Indianapolis Colts.
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5. 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 seems the most likely to score a short touchdown.
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6. Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks
7. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
8. Brandon Bolden, New England Patriots
9. John Kuhn, Green Bay Packers
10. Zurlon Tipton, Indianapolis Colts
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