The 2014 Puppy Bowl Line-Up Looks Like These Broncos and Seahawks Players

Super Bowl XLVIII may mark a game for the ages — the Denver Broncos are facing off against the Seattle Seahawks — but it also ushers in a new pairing for the ages: football players and their Puppy Bowl counterparts. Also known as DOGGLEGANGERS, because everybody loves wordplay.

This one's pretty simple. Puppies plus players equals hilarity and joy (and a way to enjoy the sporting event without actually having to partake). So, in true April Ludgate fashion, we've paired up the footballers with their spirit dog, and the results are truly PAWsome. Take a look.

Richard Sherman

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Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman isn’t afraid to go on the attack.

Ullie

Just like Ullie, his small but scrappy spirit dog.

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Zane Beadles

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Denver Broncos’ Guard Zane Beadles feels similarly to his spirit dog about this whole affair…

Shyla

Shyla is suspect of her doggleganger.

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Cliff Avril

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Seattle Seahawks’ Defensive End Cliff Avril knows what he wants, as does his doggleganger…

Mandy

Mandy and Cliff: They’ve got that ambition, baby. Look in their eyes!

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Britton Colquitt

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Denver Broncos’ Britton Colquitt has quite the smile…

Ginger

And so does Ginger, his spirit pup.

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Jon Ryan

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Seattle Seahawks’ Jon Ryan might have the most startling physical resemblance to his doggleganger…

Loren

Gingers unite!

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Alvin Bailey

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Seattle Seahawks’ Alvin Bailey has a spirit dog, for sure. It’s…

Bach

Bach! Because Bach and Alvin both love a tight end.

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Kellen Davis

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Seattle Seahawks’ Tight End Kellen Davis’ spirit dog is spot on…

Aurora

Is this doggleganger too on-the-nose?

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J.R. Sweezy

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Seattle Seahawks’ J.R. Sweezy has some serious puppy dog eyes…

Lily

…just like his spirit dog, Lily!

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

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The Denver Broncos’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was an obvious choice for his peppy spirit dog…

Danny

Rush the field, boys!

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Orlando Franklin

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Denver Broncos’ Orlando Franklin has heaps in common with his doggleganger…

Pong

Pong + Orlando = puppy love.

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Joel Dreessen

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Denver Broncos’ Tight End Joel Dreessen has the icy stare of one Puppy Bowl participant in particular…

Suri

They’ve got those crazy Swayze eyes.

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