A tale of two teams: Broncos and Seahawks

Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch went into true beast mode in a playoff game versus the New Orleans Saints...

Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch went into true beast mode in a playoff game versus the New Orleans Saints in 2011. (Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:49 PM ET

Welcome to Super Bowl XLVIII featuring the Seattle Sheep versus the Birmingham Broncos.

At least it could have been.

Did you know that one of the names considered for the expansion Seattle NFL franchise back in the 1970s was the “Sheep?”

Or that there was a push during the 1960s to have the American Football League’s Broncos, who were struggling at the gate, to relocate from Denver to Birmingham, Ala.?

As it is, it will be the Seattle Seahawks butting helmets against the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2 at frosty MetLife Stadium.

With the teams arriving in New York on Sunday to kick off Super Bowl week, here is a primer on the two franchises taking part in the big game.


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