Peyton won’t be unanimous MVP

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! With just thirtysomething hours to go before SB 48 kicks off, here are the latest forecasts:

Accuweather predicts a temperature of 44 degrees, mostly cloudy skies, a mild breeze, and a dry evening.

The Weather Channel is still calling for temps in the upper 30s or lower 40s, with a slight chance of a sprinkle or drizzle, and a northwest breeze of around 10 mph.

Weather Underground says low 40s, cloudy skies, and single-digit winds, with no precipitation.

Basically, it should be perfect weather for the Broncos to win their third Super Bowl, and for Peyton Manning to become the first quarterback in history to lead two different franchises to the top.

Why are we leading with the weather, rather than practice and injury reports?

Well, there's basically nothing to say there, aside from Sione Fua being listed as doubtful. We all know he wasn't going to suit up, anyway.

The Broncos and Seahawks each had uneventful final practices, and are healthy and ready to go for tomorrow.

Broncos

Peyton Manning is expected to be named league MVP tonight, but he won't win unanimously, as former Bears QB Jim Miller apparently voted for Tom Brady. What a f@#$ing joke.

Denver's running backs have tried to help their position coach, Eric Studesville, through the most trying season of his life.

Craig Colquitt and his wife were actually hoping that Britton and Dustin would play soccer, since it's a safer sport than football.

Wesley Woodyard and Mayor Hancock have developed a close friendship.

Brock Osweiler says he's ready, should the unthinkable occur.

So far this postseason, the Seahawks have shut down some great tight ends, and Jeffri Chadiha says Julius Thomas must break that streak for Denver to win.

Former Giants OC Kevin Gilbride thinks the Denver wideouts will be unable to win their one-on-one battles outside.

Benjamin Hochman says the resilience of these Broncos reflects upon the same trait in John Fox.

Seahawks

Percy Harvin, the Seahawks - and the people who write about them - are practically giddy that the wideout is back to full health.

Owner Paul Allen tends to be less hands-on with the Seahawks than he is with his Trailblazers.

Gwen Knapp calls Seattle's defense the first great one to have been defined by its secondary.

Thomas Beekers of Field Gulls expresses his fear that Peyton & Co. will dink and dunk the Seahawks to death. If you can get past the we/us talk, it's an informative read.

SB 48

Videos: The Playbook crew breaks down Peyton Manning versus Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch vs Denver's run defense, and looks for lessons from the teams' preseason meeting; NFLN on Knowshon Moreno's unstable upbringing.

Via Grantland, here are Peyton Manning's passes and every attempt against Seattle's defense, plotted out.

Greg Cosell sees Champ Bailey-Doug Baldwin as one of tomorrow's key matchups.

Arnie Stapleton predicts a Denver victory; Jeff Legwold discusses his key matchups for Sunday; Nate Davis presents five keys to victory for the Broncos and Seahawks; as always, John Clayton goes trend-hunting; Don Banks goes the Legwold route, getting his scouting report from a pair of anonymous personnel executives.

News

According to retired DE Renaldo Wynn, new Rams DC Gregg Williams once told Wynn he'd stolen the Jaguars' offensive playbook prior to the 1999 AFC title game, when he was running the Titans defense.

Prosecutors are seeking access to recordings of Aaron Hernandez's jailhouse phone calls; it may be an act of desperation, as they've reportedly abandoned co-defendant Carlos Ortiz as a potential witness.

The Chiefs are expected to sign Weston Dressler, a 28-year-old wide receiver out of North Dakota, who starred in the CFL this year.

Analysis

Chase Stuart discusses the HOF candidacy of the 17 finalists.

PFT Commenter lays out his plan for the ideal SB party, while David Rappoccio offers a field guide to the types typically at one.

Mike Tanier on Roger Goodell's ludicrous claim that 9 of 10 Native Americans are okay with the blatantly racist name of Washington's team:

Apparently, the NFL built a time machine and conducted its survey on the set of Bonanza.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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