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Sherman mania allows Russell Wilson easy ride during Super Bowl week

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It's Super Bowl week, but the quarterbacks of both teams are not the main focus for the media. 

Denver QB Peyton Manning has certainly been the talk of the Broncos regarding his legacy and whether he will retire after Sunday, but the same can't be said for Seattle's Russell Wilson.

The Seahawks' QB was not the main attraction for his team yesterday at the Super Bowl XLVIII. That honor was bestowed upon Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch.

Every since the Seahawks' cornerback Sherman delivered his famous NFC Championship Game rant in which he teared 49ers' wide-out Michael Crabtree to shreds, the Stanford graduate has been a hot topic. 

Wilson didn't even make it to second on the Seahawks list of players that the media were desperate to speak to yesterday, with Lynch's bizarre interview with NFL Network's Deion Sanders getting a lot of buzz.

So what does all of this mean for Wilson?

Simply put, regardless of whether it's deliberate, it's taking the pressure of Wilson ahead of one of the most eagerly awaited Super Bowl match-ups since the turn of the century.

Billed as the Broncos' league best offense versus the Seahawks' league best defense, there's no wonder that Wilson has not been the main attraction.

Usually pre-Super Bowl talk consists of comparing the quarterbacks of both teams, and if that was the same this year, Wilson would lose hands down.

The Seahawks will struggle to win the game on the back off Wilson's arm. He's certainly more than a game-manager, but not much more, and he's proven that in the play-offs. 

For Seattle to win they need their defense and run game to step up. That way Wilson only has to make 20 great plays and not 40 great ones.

Whatever happens Sunday, Wilson is getting the best preparation for the game, and that is preparation without being under the most extreme microscope. 

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