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Seahawks’ Super Bowl game day is finally here in foggy Phoenix

Happy Super Bowl morning from foggy Phoenix, so foggy I can’t see across the street here downtown. I can actually hear fog horns — no kidding — outside my hotel. A Seattle kind of morning.

With Seahawks fans everywhere in this city. University of Phoenix Stadium might become CenturyLink Field South today.

The Seahawks’ buses are massing at the Arizona Grand Resort hotel a few miles south of where I am. I’ll be heading to the stadium just before noon today, well ahead of the 4:30 p.m. local time kickoff.


That above is our News Tribune

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The power of Russell Wilson’s mind may be Seahawks’ biggest advantage in tomorrow’s Super Bowl

To every other Seahawk, going to University of Phoenix Stadium today for the first time this week was simply to take a team picture for Super Bowl 49.

But Russell Wilson was likely scouting out a key detail that might become Seattle’s biggest weapon tomorrow against the New England Patriots.

In every stadium he’s ever played in, Wilson finds a place. That place could be a flag staff, a railing, a top of a section. It might be a tunnel in a seating bowl. Sunday, it might be the

windows beyond one end zone of Arizona’s home field.

The quarterback

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Winds supposed to calm some; SEA pass rush key to NFC title game; the pick

The Seahawks and Packers woke for NFC title game day to high winds around the Seattle area; some areas got gusts up to 40 and 50 mph. But a high-wind warning for Seattle and suburbs ended at 8 a.m., and those winds are supposed to calm somewhat to 16 miles per hour from kickoff at 12:05 p.m. through much of the game.

Even the local Puget Sound Energy folks are in Seahawks game mode while advising about interruptions of service overnight:

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Is Seahawks All-Pro Richard Sherman’s transformative 2014 beyond his dreams? “It definitely is.”

While the league and the state of Michigan swoon around Jim Harbaugh’s is-it-done-or-not deal out of Santa Clara to coach his college team, the Wolverines, the Seahawks have an NFC West title and home-field advantage for the conference playoffs to win today.

A victory today would be a fittingly sterling cap to a 2014 for Richard Sherman that even Seattle’s All-Pro cornerback can’t believe.

A televised rant immediately after January’s NFC title game, spawning a national discussion on race that Sherman poignantly steered.

Winning a Super Bowl title, with he and the Seahawks’ defense shutting down the prolific Peyton

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If the Seahawks aren’t exactly desperate today vs. Arizona, it’s close

My game advance story in today’s News Tribune highlights how the Seahawks say they aren’t desperate today against first-place Arizona.

But it’s close.

“I don’t feel desperate. It’s another championship opportunity for us,” All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman said.

Sherman said desperate was “when I had negative-38 dollars in my account and I needed a ride home — but don’t play the players,” he said with a wry dig at the NCAA.

“That was college,” he said of the “good ol’ days” of his senior year at Stanford.

–Columnist Dave Boling writes in today’s TNT, how did the Seahawks

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Richard Sherman live in studio on NFL Network; 5 questions for NFL’s Week 4

Good (no Seahawks) Sunday morning.

–Richard Sherman is live this morning of NFL Network’s Gameday Morning, getting a lot of love from the crew and in a bow tie putting stop moves on Michael Irvin in the studio:

Sherman’s been diplomatic when asked to pick between, for instance, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Chicago’s Jay Cutler today. Asked who will have the upper hand today at Soldier Field, Seattle’s cornerback

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Thanks to San Diego, Seahawks are mentally sharper for Broncos than they were a week ago

Talent is all over the NFL, of course. Every team has top players that are among the best in football.

The differences between teams are often within the mind.

That’s where the Seahawks may be better off now for Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch with the Denver Broncos than they were even a week ago.

It’s only the sixth game between Super Bowl foes in the following regular season, and the first in 16 years. The champions are 3-2 in the previous encores. And the Seahawks are far hungrier, far angrier, far more “serious,” to use their coach’s refrain all week, for

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Another reason Marshawn Lynch looks so good early this season: Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin, not exactly plodding himself these days after being re-made and revitalized by offseason hip surgery, was talking about Marshawn Lynch on Thursday in the Seahawks’ locker room at the Virginia Mason Athletics Center. And the wide receiver’s face lit up as if a pass was coming his way with no one around him in an end zone.

“He’s got another step,” Harvin said of Lynch, who enters Sunday’s game at San Diego coming off a 110-yard rushing day in the opener against Green Bay. “I don’t what he did in the offseason, but it worked.”

As a few

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