Super Bowl XLVIII: Under-the-Radar Players to Note

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Super Bowl XLVIII: Under-the-Radar Players to Note
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The Super Bowl frenzy is upon us as we await the arrival of a potentially frigid 48th NFL championship game.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman got the ball rolling as soon as possible with his bombastic post-victory interview. The spotlight burns brightly on the talented cornerback—perhaps in a calculated manner—and it washes over other big names in the game.

Quarterback Peyton Manning figures to be the biggest of them all, and he will duke it out with heralded second-year quarterback Russell Wilson. Receivers Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker and running backs Marshawn Lynch and Knowshon Moreno will also play big parts, naturally.

But who are some of the lesser-known—or at least lesser-touted—players who could make a big impact in the game? Here are four players to watch on each team in Super Bowl XLVIII.

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