Will Brinson of CBS Sports wonders if last week’s exhibition contest between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos was a preview of this year’s Super Bowl in New York.
Brinson: “The teams played as if the matchup mattered and it might have; Manning wanted to get practice in the loud home of the 12th Man and Seattle probably had something to prove.
It’s not possible to make all preseason games that interesting, but the early part of that game was exceptionally captivating. No one should worry about Seattle’s defense — and Manning & Co. will probably be fine as well.
In fact, we could end up seeing these two teams square off once the Super Bowl rolls around next February. I’d bet that if you’re tallying up professional predictions and could put a percentage next to the picks, I’d bet a majority of folks would have at least one of these teams, and I think a large number of people would have both playing in the Super Bowl.”
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports keeps Denver No. 1 in his NFL power rankings, and the Seahawks actually dropped a spot to No. 6. Apparently Prisco didn’t watch last week’s preseason game between the two teams.
Here’s my story on John Moffitt’s circuitous journey ending up in Denver.
Dave Boling and I joined Brock Huard and Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle to talk about the Moffitt trade and other Seahawks-related things in this audio link.
Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus takes a look back at the Broncos-Seahawks preseason game. He says O’Brien Schofield has been the team’s best pass rusher this season, and the Seahawks have another power running back in Spencer Ware.
Scott Venci of the Green Bay Press-Gazette writes that safety M.D. Jennings and the rest of the Packers are trying to move on from “Fail Mary.” Said Jennings: You know, I don’t want to be remembered by that play. I just try to go out there and play football.”
Terry Blount of ESPN writes that Tate understands he’ll be Public Enemy No. 1 in Green Bay on Friday.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com offers these notes from Tuesday’s practice.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland builds a statistical case against momentum, calling it “nomentum.”
More Barnwell: He takes a closer look at the best goal line backs in the NFL.
Jack Becta of the National Football Post talks about the role of personnel men and agents as teams approach final cuts.