PHOENIX - The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football. Cheap Hornets Jerseys .And as we saw in last years Super Bowl, defence still usually wins.Weve got a lot of big-name guys, but you would never know because they work like theyre just average players, Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin said.They never let the starting get to their head and I think thats the biggest difference. Guys always come to work ready to work. I think that separates us from a lot of teams that we practice our tails off. We bust our butts during the week so when Sunday comes its much easier.Therein lays the challenge in Seattles attempt on Sunday to become the first team in a decade to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles facing New England. For as important a role as Lynch might end up playing, whether Seattle is lifting a second straight Lombardi Trophy will be dictated by its defence.The outcome is certainly deeper than just how Seattle plays defensively. Has Seattle fully recovered emotionally from the NFC title game and its remarkable comeback against Green Bay just to get to the Super Bowl?Can Russell Wilson be an effective passer against a New England secondary that with Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner is far better than the one Wilson faced as a rookie? And where is Lynchs head after a week where he was the centre of attention?The difference is Seattles defence has shown its capable of overcoming those problems to win games.The only evidence needed is what the Seahawks did in the NFC championship game. Three times in the first half the Packers took possession inside the Seattle 35 and came away with only nine points. That defence allowed the Seahawks to hang around long enough to post its late rally.There is a reason Seattle is being mentioned in the same category as the Purple People Eaters, the Steel Curtain, and the Monsters of the Midway.They have accomplished statistical feats that havent been seen in nearly 30 years. The best scoring defence. The best at stopping the pass. The best overall.All they need is another Super Bowl title to add credence to their status.People hate us because, you know, when you talk a lot of smack, people usually hate you, Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett said. But when you talk a lot of smack and you back it up, they hate you even more.So how does Seattle earn a second title with its defence? By not giving up big plays. They allowed only 39 plays of 20 or more yards the entire regular season and just 17 of those in the final eight games.And thats not the strength of the Patriots. New England ranked 26th in the league in offensive plays of 20 or more yards.Make the Patriots move in small chunks. Get to Tom Brady just enough to throw off his timing. Make sure LeGarrette Blount and the New England run game doesnt get started. And keep Rob Gronkowski from taking over the game.Sounds like a lot. But if successful, Seattle will be put in position to do what no team has done before because of the way its been constructed.They are talented. They are still young. And they have most of their core players together through at least the 2017 season with financial flexibility. Some of that extra money will be consumed by a new contract for Wilson, but there will still be room to supplement what Seattle has already created.Thats what makes the potential for Sunday so unique. There has never been a team to win three straight Super Bowls and that will be all the talk for Pete Carroll and his crew going into next season:Seahawks 23, Patriots 19___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Frank Kaminsky Jersey . -- The Oakland Raiders expect to have starting right tackle Tony Pashos back for Sundays game against the Houston Texans. Larry Johnson Jersey . - Connor McDavid scored twice and added two assists as the Erie Otters beat the Sarnia Sting 7-3 on Saturday night in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.cheaphornetsjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-jeremy-lamb-jersey .com) - Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall left Saturdays game against the Senators in the second period with a left knee injury. LAKE LOUISE, Alta. -- Lindsey Vonn needs the confidence that Lake Louise gives her more than ever. The U.S. ski star has won a record 14 World Cup ski races at the Alberta resort, but Vonn wasnt yet certain after Wednesdays training run shes ready to race at Lake Louise this year. Downhill races are scheduled for Friday and Saturday followed by a super-G on Sunday. The reigning Olympic womens downhill champion completed her first official training run for a World Cup race since crashing and tearing ligaments in her right knee at the world championships in February. Vonn then partially tore one of those reconstructed ligaments while training in Copper Mountain, Colo., two weeks ago. So the 29-year-old admitted feeling nervous in the start hut Wednesday in a place shes so dominant that its nicknamed "Lake Lindsey." "Of course a little bit nervous," Vonn said. "Really happy to be back. First training run, first kind of real race situation since February, so its been a long time and Im really happy." "Knee feels good, feels stable and just kind of play it by ear tomorrow and make a decision on the race." Carolina Ruiz Castillo of Spain was fastest in training in one minute 57.40 seconds, followed by Germanys Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Slovenias Tina Maze in third. Vonn was 2.13 seconds back of Castillo in 22nd. Larisa Yurkiw of Owen Sound, Ont., is the lone Canadian and was 25th. Vonn appeared to wear a brace on her right knee Wednesday. She was pulled away from reporters by a U.S. Ski Federation official after less than a minute of questions, but did say before departing her decision to race will depend on how her knee reacts to training. Another training run is scheduled for Thursday. "The biggest thing is making sure theres no swelling so the quad can react appropriately and fire appropriately," Vonn said. Because of the setback in her knee, Vonn was forced to sit out last weekends World Cup races in Beaver Creek, Colo. She requires more surgery, but wants to postpone the procedure until after the Winter Olympics in February. "Im just trying to make sure things are good with my knee and build confidence every day," Vonn said. Glen Rice Jersey. . "Sochi is obviously quite a ways away, so Im trying to stay focused and focus on my knee and get the confidence back." Vonn and golf star Tiger Woods revealed earlier this year they were in a relationship. Vonn accompanied Woods to tournaments during the summer, but he is not in Lake Louise. Woods is hosting the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and participated in the pro am Wednesday. Vonn has races through trials and tribulations to some of her victories at Lake Louise, which gives her an aura of invincibility at the resort. Shes achieved a "Lake Louise hat trick", which is winning both downhills and the super-G, each of the last two years. Including her super-G win in 2010, shes won a record seven straight World Cup races. Vonn won the first of her two downhills last year by 1.73 seconds, which is a gaudy margin considering tenths of seconds separate racers. She did this despite arriving in Alberta drained of energy from a stomach ailment that hospitalized her for two nights earlier that month. She was also under considerable pressure to win after shed asked the world governing body of the sport to let her compete in the mens World Cup on the same mountain. FIS denied her request. Her sweep in 2011 came a few days after she announced she was divorcing Thomas Vonn, her husband of four years. Vonn executed an incredible piece of skiing in 2010 in a race she didnt win. She went down on her left hip entering a section of the course named Fall Away, but made an impressive recovery on the slopes face. Vonn finished second in that downhill to Hoefl-Riesch. In 2009, Vonn crossed the finish line with blood dribbling from her mouth. Her knee connected with her chin during the race, yet Vonn still won the first of her two downhills that year. "Im so confident on this hill and I felt like this was the perfect place for me to come back," Vonn said. "Of course, I would have liked to come back at Beaver Creek, but it didnt work out. "Hopefully this weekend will be good, but I have to play by it by ear and make a decision Thursday on whether I start competing on Friday." ' ' '
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