The Road To MetLife Stadium may be getting a bit more rosy for the Seattle Seahawks, who expect wide receiver Percy Harvin to be ready to play against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. After suffering a concussion in the Divisional Round victory against the New Orleans Saints, Harvin was not cleared to face the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. But with two weeks in between the conference championship game and the Super Bowl in MetLife Stadium, the Seahawks expect Harvin to receive full medical clearance and be able to suit up and start on February 2.
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“We’re counting on him to be ready,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Monday. “I’ve got to check with the doctors, but that’s what I’m hoping,” adding that he expects that Harvin “should be fine.”
Adding Harvin would give Russell Wilson and the Seahawks the explosive playmaker they were hoping for when they acquired him from the Minnesota Vikings last offseason. Unfortunately, he has appeared in just two games since his arrival to Seattle due to multiple injuries. Yet if the Seahawks could get him back for the biggest game in franchise history, that would still be more than enough to make the wait well worth it.
Especially if Seattle can defeat Denver to win its first ever Super Bowl championship.
If you are looking for which team may have a greater edge, make sure to check out Stats.com. If the temperatures dip below 40 degrees on Super Bowl Sunday, which is nearly a foregone conclusion, Stats.com will tell you how things could play out when the Broncos face the Seahawks in MetLife Stadium in Super Bowl XLVIII. It would appear that Denver may have an edge on special teams and the kicking game with Matt Prater over Steven Hauschka, but Stats.com has plenty of eye-opening numbers that may cause you to bet on one team over the other.
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