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“When you look at the NFL and you have to say who is the best team in the league, you always put Seattle at the top,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “And then you add a little something to it when they play at home. They’re darn near unbeatable there.”
It’s easy to pencil the Seahawks as back-to-back Super Bowl champs after their 36-16 beat-down of the Packers last night. Or to think Green Bay is a shadow of the franchise that won it all in 2011 and hasn’t reached the conference championship since.
John Madden likes the Seahawks in Thursday night’s NLF season opener with the Green Bay Packers in Seattle.
Fantasy football players are also ready to go all-in on Thursday night. Finding favorable matchups in the first game on the schedule each week gives a player a big edge going into Sunday.
The last time these two teams played, it was one of the more important regular season games in recent memory. You may remember the “touchdown” pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate, tabbed the Inaccurate Reception, that essentially ended the referee lockout.
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In addition to working on memorizing new plays, making improvements and focusing on their skill sets – these guys are also taking in nature. From the mountains to the sea, these teams weren’t just getting their workout on, they’re training in some of the most scenic places in the U.S.
The Oakland Raiders signed former Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones to a three year deal Monday.
If Denver wins the Super Bowl, Broncos safety Mike Adams plans to walk from the stadium to his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey wearing his helmet and shoulder pads. It’s his way to show how far he’s come from the troubled dead-end street where he grew up. John Madden said it’s important to take in the magnitude of the moment, especially given the importance placed on the game these days.