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St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has purchased 60 acres of land in Los Angeles between Hollywood and the Forum. The Forum's owners had wanted the land for parking and possible development but were told Wal-Mart had sold the land to an unnamed buyer. According to the Los Angeles Times, the buyer was Kroenke. At this point, it would be premature to suggest the Rams are planning a move back to los Angeles.

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Super Bowl Seattle - Denver Sunday February 2 6:25 P.M. MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey.

For the third time, this game features the No. 1 offense against the No. 1 defense. Denver ranked first in these categories: All time NFL best 606 points, total offense 457.3 yards per game, 340.2 yards passing, 55 touchdown passes, also an all time record, fewest sacks allowed 20, and 114.4 quarterback rating. Seattle finished the season ranked No. 1 in these defensive categories: 231 points allowed, total defense at 273.6 yards per game, 172 yards passing, 5.8 yards per attempt, turnovers at 39, turnover margin +20, interceptions with 28, eight of those in the red zone, also a league high. Its total of 16 touchdown passes allowed was second to Tennessee. An Achilles' heal as stated before: Seattle finished the season as the most penalized team in the league with 128 accepted penalties for 1183 yards.

How Seattle wins: On offense - Pound the ball between the tackles early and often to wear down Denver's defense and keep Peyton Manning on the sidelines. Shore up an offensive front line that allowed 44 sacks during the season and 7 in the playoffs. The tackles will need to step up to allow Russell Wilson to get to the perimeter and make plays with his legs which he will need to do. Use underneath patterns to help keep Manning on the sidelines and test the Broncos' ability to tackle in the open field as they finished with a 5th worst 20+ yard pass plays allowed. Use Percy Harvin as a deep threat and use as much of the play clock as possible.

On defense - Obviously shut down the run, get pressure on Peyton Manning, especially up the middle and force him to throw on the run. Bump Denver's receivers at the line of scrimmage to throw them off their patterns. Eliminate the deep threat. Realistically, Seattle will need to keep Denver under 20 points as its offense has been inconsistent over the latter half of the season.

How Denver wins: On offense - Establish its running game, use uptempo football to control the lineup of scrimmage, wear down Seattle's front seven, disrupt communication, and eliminate matchup football. Use a ball control passing attack, pick plays and underneath crossing patterns, to counter Seattle's aggressive defense. Also to counter 3 deep and four under zone coverage designed to take away the deep ball. Use its depth at wide receiver to attack the corners, exploit favorable matchups when Seattle is in the nickel defense, and force Seattle to defend the entire field and take care of the ball.

On defense - Use eight in the box to shut down the run and put Seattle behind on the scoreboard early. Keep Wilson in the pocket and force him to beat Denver with his arm. The defensive ends are the key to this strategy. Do not allow Wilson to extend the play as the defense will break down and shut off the running lanes as he has the ability to make plays with his legs.

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Super Bowl Seattle - Denver 6:25 P.M. MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Question will be can Seattle push the pocket into Manning and can Denver handle Seattle's defensive front line? Denver has allowed only 64.5 rushing yards in its two playoff games and Seattle's offense has, in fact, been inconsistent all season. Seattle's aother receivers will need to be able to get deep to stretch Denver's defense and limit their ability to stuff the run.

Seattle 20 Denver 17.

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Inability to make big plays on defense, big plays on offense, stop big plays by Seattle, shoddy tackling, and turnovers give Seattle a 43-8 suffocation over Denver. A sign of things to come happened on the first play from scrimmage occurred when the center snap sailed over Peyton Manning's head as he appeared to be audiblizing and into the end zone where Knowshon Morris covered the ball for a safety. That would be the fastest score in Super Bowl as it took 12 seconds. Denver was also unable to contain the edge rushers who forced two interceptions, one on an overthrown pass and the other when defensive Cliff Avril hit Manning and forced an errant throw that Malcom Smith returned 69 yards for Seattle's second touchdown. The first was also converted into a touchdown after a pass interference penalty in the end zone.

Denver was able to contain Marshawn Lynch, but couldn't prevent Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson from getting to the perimeter. Seattle got 135 yards rushing, but 45 of that came on two reverses by Percy Harvin, the first of which would have gone all the way had he been able to stay inbounds. The Broncos were able to take advantage of the middle seam of Seattle's zone, but could not finish off drives, turning the ball over twice on downs, and losing the ball on a fumble after a 29 yard pass play when Denver's receiver failed to secure the ball. There were four turnovers in all.

Shoddy tackling accounted for three of Seattle's touchdowns. The first occurred on the second half kickoff when six Denver players had a shot at Percy Harvin, but couldn't get a hand on him and the other two for touchdown passes. That play went for 87 yards and all but ended the game at that point. Seattle was flagged for 10 penalties for 104 yards, one of them, a pass interference penalty on third and nine kept Denver's only scoring drive alive.

Manning was 34 for 49 for 279 yards and one touchdown, but most of those completions were underneath patterns and wide receiver screens which came after Seattle had taken control of the game and were more than happy to give them. Denver needed to go downfield more often, but for some reason didn't.

The Seattle win marked the fifth time in six matchups of No. 1 ranked offenses and defenses that the No. 1 defense won.

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Denver also had problems getting off the field on third down as they allowed Seattle to convert on 7 of 12 third down tries. Seattle would have the same problem allowing Denver to convert on 6 of 13. Three of them came by penalty. All told, Denver had no answer for Seattle's defense and looked befuddled for most of the night.

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Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam has now swept CEO Joe Banner and General Manager Michael Lombardi out the door. Haslam is actually aware the league perceives his organization as the Clowns since Cleveland has become the first team to fire both its coach and general manager after one season. The biggest problem with Haslam is he is impatient and too intolerant of losing. When asked why Lombardi was on the street after only season, Haslam evaded the question.

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Seattle has released wide receiver Sidney Rice in a salary cap move. Rice signed a $41 million contract in 2011 and was due $9.7 million this upcoming season. His departure leaves $7.3 million in cap savings. Rice also has been injury prone playing in only eight games this past season and missing 25 games due to injury over the past four seasons. Along with Percy Harvin who has also been injury prone, it would not make fiscal sense to keep two prized receivers with injury concerns.

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