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Updated: February 2nd, 2014 3:52pm
Some Vikings offer Super Bowl picks, loyalties and Sherman opinions

Some Vikings offer Super Bowl picks, loyalties and Sherman opinions

by Andrew Krammer
1500ESPN.com
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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman lit a fire under the world's NFL-watching audience following his Jan. 19 tipped pass that led to his team's NFC Championship-clinching interception. 

While most of the Vikings' players reactions stemmed from that play, others offered their Super Bowl picks and loyalties via Twitter. 

And after Sherman's postgame interview...


Rudolph offered up praise for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, same with center John Sullivan.

Though Sherman is undoubtedly the most polarizing figure, there are numerous connections to Minnesota through the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, including Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin

Many fans may be rooting for or against Seattle based on these connections, including former Vikings players Tarvaris Jackson, Sidney Rice and Heath Farwell. At least one coach on each side has a tie to Minnesota in former Vikings OC and Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell and former Vikings linebacker and Broncos DC Jack Del Rio. 

Safety Jamarca Sanford picked the Seahawks for the franchise's first Super Bowl victory and Harvin as the game's Most Valuable Player on Sunday morning. 

Harvin was traded away from the Vikings last season and has played in just two games this season, including the Nov. 17 win over the Vikings at CenturyLink Field. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Harvin, who signed a six-year, $67 million contract before this season, will play and predicts he'll be a 'major factor' in Sunday's game. 

Fellow safety Andrew Sendejo wants more Sherman. 


Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd showed respect for his former defensive coordinator at the University of Florida and current Seahawks DC Dan Quinn, who was also reportedly a candidate for the Vikings head coaching job before they hired Mike Zimmer last month. 


Running back Adrian Peterson picked the Seahawks, predicting a score of 20-17 via NFL Network. 

Who you got? Kickoff is slated for 5:30 p.m. CT from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. 

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for 1500ESPN.com. He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
Email Andrew | @andrew_krammer
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