Players spoke about facing off against old friends, how this season feels different from the previous one, and what it feels like to be back at the Super Bowl
In an interview with ESPN, Browner talked about the toughness both Sherman and Thomas showed in the NFC championship game playing with injuries. Sherman suffered a sprained elbow, while Thomas suffered a separated shoulder.
Seattle safety Earl Thomas (separated left shoulder) and cornerback Richard Sherman (left elbow) are damaged goods, suffering injuries in the NFC championship overtime victory against Green Bay. On Sunday, they showed little to no concern about how they will feel — and perform — against the New England Patriots.
The Green Bay Packers listed both their starting quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) and running back (Eddie Lacy) on the injury report as limited participants in Thursday’s practice. The team estimated that the two players would have been limited on Friday as well and gave both a probable chance to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in the NFC championship game. The Packers list four players on their injury report and the Seahawks list seven (two not injury related) on theirs.
Some defenses in the National Football League are blessed with great athletes. Others hide weaknesses with unique schemes. The Seattle Seahawks’ defense has great athletes, a simple scheme, and players who enjoy doling out bone-crunching tackles.
Even when the Seattle Seahawks were slogging along at 3-3 and 6-4 around the midpoint of the season, finishing on top of the NFC still remained the goal
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For at least a week the message of “focus” has been embraced, capped by the Seahawks’ 19-3 win over Arizona on Sunday. The question now is whether it can carry forward on a short week Thursday night against San Francisco.
Arizona was held to a season-low 204 total yards
Thomas answered questions about everything from his favorite moment from Super Bowl XLVIII (his answer might surprise you), who he thinks the funniest guy on the team is, and whether or not Russell Wilson is a robot (spoiler alert: he’s not).