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Richard Sherman won our vote to be on the cover of the latest version of "Madden," and EA Sports has revealed its design:

EA Madden cover EA Sports

Much like Sherman's style of play, it's pretty slick. Sherman asked to have the rest of the "Legion of Boom" on the cover, as well, but EA chose to go with Sherman solo.

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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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Richard Sherman isn't universally loved, especially after his now-infamous postgame tirade against Michael Crabtree and the San Francisco 49ers. But that doesn't mean he's without his fans; quite the opposite, in fact, as the Seattle Seahawks cornerback ranked 10th on the NFL's list of most-bought jerseys. Two of Sherman's teammates, Russell Wilson (second) and Marshawn Lynch (sixth) also made the list. No. 1? Their opponent's quarterback in Super Bowl XLVIII, Peyton Manning.

Our question: Which of the top 10 is your favorite? Whom do you like the least? Click on the images below to set your personal popularity rankings!

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Sherman slams Crabtree

Richard Sherman delivered an epic post-game rant after the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, calling out San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Sherman, who deflected a Colin Kaepernick pass that led to the game-clinching interception, also got in Crabtree's face in the games closing seconds. Sherman on Monday apologized in a text message to ESPN's Ed Werder and addressed the issue on ESPN Radio. Did you like Sherman's post-game tirade? Was his apology sincere? Do you expect more trash talk ahead of the Super Bowl?

How do you feel about Richard Sherman's televised post game comments about Michael Crabtree?

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  • What is your opinion of Richard Sherman?

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  • Is Richard Sherman the best corner in the NFL?

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  • What do you expect out of Richard Sherman in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl vs. the Broncos?

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WattGeorge Bridges/Getty Images

J.J. Watt's 2012 season was one for the ages -- he had 20.5 sacks and an astounding 16 passes defended as opposing quarterbacks quailed at the site of him across the line of scrimmage. His stats this season aren't quite as good, but they still place him in the running for the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. Has he had a better season than the likes of Robert Mathis or Richard Sherman? Submit your rankings!

Defensive Player of the Year

Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict

Bengals LB
151 tackles, 8 passes defensed, 1 sack, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble

Lavonte David

Lavonte David

Buccaneers LB
126 tackles, 9 pass defenses, 6 sacks, 5 INTs, 2 forced fumbles

Luke Kuechly

Luke Kuechly

Panthers LB
122 tackles, 3 INTs, 2 sacks

Robert Mathis

Robert Mathis

Colts DE
49 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles

Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn

Rams DE
46 tackles, 15 sacks, 7 forced fumbles

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

Seahawks CB
34 tackles, 6 INTs

Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas

Seahawks FS
93 tackles, 5 INTs, 2 forced fumbles

J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt

Texans DE
69 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 6 pass defenses, 3 forced fumbles

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