Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman ready for Denver Broncos

Last Updated: 27/01/14 12:41pm

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The Seattle Seahawks are preparing to face the Denver Broncos in Sunday's Super Bowl

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Seattle defensive back Richard Sherman insists the 'Legion of Boom' is ready for the challenge of facing the record-breaking Denver Broncos in Sunday's Super Bowl showdown.

Led by Peyton Manning, the Broncos registered 457.3 yards and 37.9 points per game as well as becoming the first side to top 600 points during a memorable regular season.

The 37-year-old Manning threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards - both NFL records and the most impressive figures he has posted during his distinguished 16 seasons as a professional.

However the Seahawks have been setting records of their own - conceding league lows of 14.4 points and 172 pass yards a game.

And Sherman, the leader of Seattle's 'Legion of Boom', claims he can't wait for battle to commence at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

"Legion of Boom, it has brought us together as a secondary, as a family and a brotherhood," Sherman said. "We try to be the spark plug. We try to be the energy.

"We boom. You've got Kam Chancellor out there who's probably the most physical safety in the league. He booms. He's the enforcer in the Legion of Boom. Earl Thomas is a speed demon. Byron Maxwell makes plays every game.

Relishes

"Our team relishes it as much as anybody. We want to go against the team that has thrown the most touchdowns, the best offense. It's going to be a battle of wills. If we see the looks we're looking for, we will definitely be aggressive.

"They had a heck of a season. We've got our own accolades and awards. None of it means anything when you get between those lines."

Sherman goes into the game having been fined for taunting Michael Crabtree during the NFC championship clash against the San Francisco 49ers.

However Sherman has been keen to put controversy behind him.

"It's all going to come down to who plays the best football, so none of that is going to be relevant," Sherman said.

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