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Kaepernick thinks Peyton can pick apart Seattle’s nickel defense


When the Seahawks are in their nickel defense on Sunday, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is going to find mismatches he can exploit.

That’s the word from 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who told Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post that the Seahawks’ nickel defense is weak and can be beaten by Manning in the Super Bowl.

“Playmakers Denver has on offense are better than some of the guys in [Seattle’s] nickel defense. Opportunity for a lot of big plays,” Kaepernick said. “If the Broncos can get [the Seahawks’] nickel defense out there, they’ll have some great matchups.”

Kaepernick’s way of thinking makes a lot of sense. Manning finds mismatches in opposing defenses better than any quarterback in the NFL, and he has four good receivers to choose from in Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Eric Decker and Julius Thomas. The Seahawks may struggle containing all of Manning’s weapons.