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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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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This is not a Super Bowl that features elite fantasy tight ends. Heath Miller is one of the best all-around tight ends in the league. He is one of the elite blocking tight ends, and he is very athletic with good hands.
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On the year he had just 42 catches for 512 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He’s been fairly active in the Steelers two playoff games catching five passes for 39 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens and two passes for 38 yards against the Jets.
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Andrew Quarless had just 21 catches for 238 yards and a touchdown replacing Jermichael Finley. He caught four passes in the Packers first two playoff games for 41 yards. He was held without a catch against the Bears.
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If you have the choice between the two, I would strongly recommend Heath Miller.
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Super Bowl XLV features two teams with similar wide receiver sets. Both spread the ball around. Both feature an elite number one with a solid veteran presence.
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Leading the charge is Green Bay’s Greg Jennings. He had 76 catches for 1265 yards and 12 touchdowns on the year. He rebounded from his wildcard game (one catch, eight yards) by topping 100 yards with eight catches in each of the past two games. He’s Aaron Rodgers’ favorite weapon, and he’ll be a big part of their game plan.
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Pittsburgh’s number one receiver, Mike Wallace, is ranked second. He had 60 catches for 1257 yards and ten touchdowns on the year. He’s been quiet in the playoffs (three catches for 26 yards), but I expect to hear from him on the biggest stage.
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Checking in at third is Pittsburgh’s Hines Ward. He had a relatively quiet year with 59 catches for 755 yards and five touchdowns, but is making his third Super Bowl appearance. He scored in the divisional round, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he scored a Super Bowl touchdown. continue reading »


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