Super Bowl Tale of the Tape: Who Should Detroit Lions’ Fans Root For Sunday?

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Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) is shoved by San Francisco 49ers wide receiver

Michael Crabtree

(15) while trying to shake hands after an interception by Seahawks outside linebacker

Malcolm Smith

(not pictured) during the second half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


1. The birth of another NFC behemoth. The Lions are a team that has to go through Seattle to reach their own goals, and the thought of a dynasty in the Pacific Northwest is hard to stomach, especially for Detroit. The Lions need teams in their conference to take a step backward, not forward. A win by Seattle would put them in prime dynasty position, considering they continually re-invent their roster and maintain one of the youngest cores in the league. Along with teams like Arizona, Dallas and Green Bay, the NFC could arguably be the tougher, better conference. That won’t help the Lions in the end.

2. More noise. As much as the Seahawks are likable, they do enjoy talking, and winning another Super Bowl isn’t likely to keep them quiet at all. In the future, everyone would have to put up with more Sherman sound-bytes and deal with more useless media hoopla surrounding Lynch. By the time next season rolls around, it would get quite annoying. For Seattle, it doesn’t seem enough enough to be the best without constantly reinforcing that point with words. That goes against what Detroiters usually beleive in from their sports stars and teams.

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