10 Storylines to Follow Leading Up to Super Bowl 2014

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2014 Super Bowl: 10 Storylines to Follow Leading Up to the Big Game

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Joe Comporeale-USA Today Sports

Superbowl XLVIII is less than two weeks away and it is already grabbing the attention of NFL fans and non-fans alike. With the big game being played at MetLife Stadium, there are added storylines. In addition, this year's Super Bowl should be like no other.

Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson highlight this year's players on the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, and it will be interesting to watch each team lead their teams under the extra national attention. The former has Super Bowl experience, while the latter is reaching is a Super Bowl rookie.

Both teams feature two quality coaches in addition to highly-skilled defenses that have made it easy for their quarterbacks to win games this season. Both sets of quarterbacks, defenses and coaches will need to bring their A game if they want to take home the Lombardi Trophy. In addition to those six groups, the quarterbacks, but have a slew off options on both through the air and on the ground.

Before the game even starts, though, there are some storylines that are worth following. The off-field events could make the on field action better. On the other hand, they could also provide a detrimental distraction that forces some teams from playing to their full potential.

This year's Super Bowl is much watch action and should not be a snoozer at all. Two equally talented teams will face-off to bring the 2014 NFL playoffs to a close. Check out the top 10 storylines to follow at the 2014 Super Bowl.

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10. Percy Harvin's Injury

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Will he play or not? It will be the million-dollar question until game day.

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9. Weather

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Will it snow? Will it be cold? These two questions will turn ESPN into trying to predict the weathermen. While professional, experienced ones have issues predicting it, so ESPN will horribly fail at trying to tell us Super Bowl Sunday's forecast for New Jersey.

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8. Media Day

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Ah, good ole media day. When each team takes a group shot and the press talks to the teams. Let's wait and see if anyone says anything memorable or stupid this year.

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7. John Fox

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Halfway through the season, John Fox was in a hospital bed. Now he is readying to coach in the Super Bowl. Can he win?

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6. Derrick Coleman

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The Seahawks' fullback is trying to make history by becoming the first deaf player to win a Super Bowl. This will be talked about non-stop.

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5. Richard Sherman

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What can I say about Mr. Sherman that hasn't already been said? Probably not much, but if Seattle wins, maybe he will repeat his post-game interview and call Peyton Manning soft this time.

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4. Champ Bailey

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The veteran defender is in his Super Bowl. He will leave everything on the field in this game.

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3. Seattle Seahawks Defense

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The top passing defense takes on the top NFL QB. Can they stop Peyton Manning, or will they be ripped to shreds?

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2. Russell Wilson

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Russell Wilson is entering his first Super Bowl. Will he pull a Donovan McNabb and throw up, or will he be the second-straight quarterback to win his first title.

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1. Peyton Manning

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Can he cap off his historic season with another Super Bowl ring? We will find out and hear all about in the next two weeks leading up to the big game.


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