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Brandon Browner treated fairly?

Former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Browner was reinstated by the NFL, but still must serve four more games of a suspension brought on by a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. Browner, a free agent after spending the past three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks -- the last of which was cut short by injury, then his suspension -- was initially banned a year for marijuana use. He is a free agent and can sign with anyone as early as Tuesday. Did the NFL do right by Browner? Would you want your favorite team to sign him this offseason?

Has the NFL treated Brandon Browner fairly?

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  • Would you want your favorite team to sign Brandon Browner?

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  • In general, how do you feel about the way the NFL and teams punish their players?

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In the wake of the Seattle Seahawks' thunderous win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, many are asking: Just how good was the Legion of Boom & Co., compared to history's best defenses? Answer yourself by clicking on the images below!

Best NFL Defenses Ever

1962 Packers

1962 Packers

230.0 YPG, 10.6 PPG, 3.57 TO/gm, won NFL title.

1969 Chiefs

1969 Chiefs

225.9 YPG, 12.6 PPG, 3.36 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

1971 Vikings

1971 Vikings

243.3 YPG, 9.9 PPG, 3.21 TO/gm, won NFC Central.

1972 Dolphins

1972 Dolphins

235.5 YPG, 12.2 PPG, 3.29 TO/gm, 14-0 regular season, won Super Bowl.

1975 Rams

1975 Rams

237.3 YPG, 9.6 PPG, 2.86 TO/gm, won NFC West.

1976 Steelers

1976 Steelers

237.6 YPG, 9.9 PPG, 3.29 TO/gm, won AFC Central.

1977 Falcons

1977 Falcons

231.6 YPG, 9.2 PPG, 3.43 TO/gm, 2nd in NFC West.

1985 Bears

1985 Bears

258.4 YPG, 12.4 PPG, 3.38 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

1990 Giants

1990 Giants

262.9 YPG, 13.2 PPG, 2.13 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

2000 Ravens

2000 Ravens

246.7 YPG, 10.3 PPG, 3.06 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

2002 Buccaneers

2002 Buccaneers

252.8 YPG, 12.2 PPG, 2.38 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

2013 Seahawks

2013 Seahawks

273.6 YPG, 14.4 PPG, 2.44 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

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Predicting the outcome of any football game is difficult, but Buffett the Manatee is making a mockery of football analysis and of evolution by putting up results that would be the envy of any gambler. Buffett, who lives at Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida, has successfully picked the past six Super Bowl champions. He makes his picks by gently nudging a placard attached to a pole featuring the helmets of both teams. He's up against some stiff competition this year; though Buffett picked the Broncos, Eli, an ape at the Hogle Zoo in Utah with a similar six-Super Bowl winning streak, picked the Seahawks. At least one of these supposedly-psychic animals will be revealed as a monstrous fraud once the game ends. We're just glad we're not relying on that awful octopus to pick a winner this time around. Octopi have beaks like parrots and are pure evil.

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Sherman calls out Manning

Richard Sherman stood his ground regarding his comment that Peyton Manning ''throws ducks,'' but did so in the nicest way possible -- couched in praise for Manning's accuracy and preparation and a bunch of other things people say about Peyton Manning when they're giving him kudos. Manning's arm strength has been questioned before -- it was one of the biggest concerns for him coming off his neck surgery -- but his results this season speak for themselves. He'll need to keep up his near-perfect play in the Super Bowl, unless he wants to see some of those so-called "ducks" float their way into the hands of Sherman or another member of the Seahawks' dangerous secondary.

What do you make of Richard Sherman's comments that Peyton Manning "throws ducks" and doesn't have the strongest arm?

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Super Bowl XLVIII prop bets

What will be Peyton Manning's legacy after Super Bowl XLVIII? We don't know. We're too busy trying to figure out if opera singer Renee Fleming is used to cold weather and how many gold medals the U.S. is likely to bring home from Sochi. This information would be handy when trying to correctly predict some of the questions posed by Bovada as part of their Super Bowl prop bets. We've collected a sampling of actual bets below. Vote and see how the nation is feeling about the likelihood of 51-year-old Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis going topless in front of 100 million viewers.

Need some betting advice? ESPN Insider's Dave Tuley weighs in on Super Bowl XLVIII Insider

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  • Will Wes Welker drop a pass in the game?

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  • Which will be higher?

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  • Will Renee Fleming be wearing gloves when she starts singing the national anthem?

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  • Will Knowshon Moreno cry during the singing of the national anthem?

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  • How many times will "Beast Mode" be said during the game?

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  • Which region will have the higher local TV rating?

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  • What will Bruno Mars be wearing on his head at the start of his halftime show?

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  • Will any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers be shirtless during their halftime performance?

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