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Eagles keep pushing for Philly Super Bowl

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 01:10
The Eagles have never won a Super Bowl in the traditional way.  They’re currently trying to win a Super Bowl in a different way. By hosting it. In the aftermath of the bullet-dodging New Jersey Super Bowl, which easily could have created even more of a travel mess than it already did if any of…

Bill Belichick teams up with Peyton Manning on the golf course

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 21:42
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Patriots coach Bill Belichick have spent plenty of time trying to beat one another over the course of their careers with the most recent meeting coming a little more than two weeks ago in the AFC Championship Game. At points during those meetings, you might have found yourself wondering how…

Kevin Vickerson “should be ready” for OTAs

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 19:58
The Broncos were down a handful of starters because of injuries at the end of the season and one of them expects to be back in time for OTAs this spring. Defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson injured his hip 11 games into the season and wound up on season-ending injured reserve as a result. Vickerson said…

John Elway on Knowshon Moreno return: We’ll see how things flesh out

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 13:22
The Broncos cleaned out their lockers on Tuesday and one member of the team hopes it wasn’t his last visit to the Broncos facility. Running back Knowshon Moreno had his best NFL season in 2013, running for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns while also catching 60 passes from Peyton Manning, and he’d like to keep…

Lest they be Dumerviled, UCLA lets recruits sign electronically

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:48
Across this great land of ours, the youngest wave of college football hopefuls are dusting off one of our older forms of communication. With national signing day upon us, high school students are faxing colleges their signed National Letters of Intent, at least in most places. According to Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com, UCLA is allowing…

Broncos sign seven practice squad players to offseason roster

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 00:15
In their first transactions since the end of the 2013 season, the Broncos signed seven practice squad players to the offseason roster on Tuesday. The players signed were defensive back John Boyett (Oregon), offensive tackle Paul Cornick (North Dakota State), defensive end Hall Davis (Louisiana-Lafayette), offensive guard Ben Garland (Air Force), wide receiver Nathan Palmer…

Welker told Broncos: We’re the best offense ever, start showing it

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 23:43
Broncos receiver Wes Welker got fired up during the Super Bowl, and he tried to get his teammates fired up with him by reminding them that Denver’s offense had been all but unstoppable during the season. NFL Films microphones caught Welker gathering his teammates together to try to give them a pep talk on the…

Elway: “We’re going to keep building like Peyton’s going to be here”

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 21:40
At a season-ending press conference on Tuesday, Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway said that the club was operating as if quarterback Peyton Manning would continue to play while preparing for the future. Elway’s remarks came in response to a question about the challenge of building a roster with the 37-year-old Manning…

Carroll: We really felt like we could knock the crud out of Broncos

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:58
The Seahawks spent all season being a physical football team and they weren’t about to run away from what got them to the Super Bowl when it came time to face the Broncos. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll appeared with “Brock and Danny” on 710 ESPN Seattle on Tuesday and said that the Seahawks emphasized the…

Sherman claims the Seahawks cracked the Manning code

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:00
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has learned a lot in a short period of time.  Especially when it comes to the art of communication. Calling someone mediocre or sorry doesn’t fly.  Showing how someone is mediocre or sorry and allowing the audience to come to the conclusion on its own does. That’s precisely what Sherman has…

Broncos at a loss to explain what went wrong

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:41
The Broncos were terrible in all phases of the game at Super Bowl XLVIII, and even with some time to reflect on it, no one on the team seems to be able to pinpoint why they played so badly. Mike Klis of the Denver Post spoke with Broncos players, coaches and executives, and none of…

Steven Hauschka wraps up solid season for Seattle

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 05:00
As a placekicker on a one-year deal, the Seahawks’ Steven Hauschka couldn’t have helped himself much more in 2013. The 28-year-old Hauschka connected on 39-of-41 combined field goals in regular-season and postseason play. He hit all 53 of his extra point attempts, and he forced touchbacks on half of his kickoffs (57-of-114). Hauschka re-signed with…

Nevada Super Bowl betting up more than 20 percent, hits record level

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 01:16
The sports books of Nevada had a Super Bowl to remember. Sports books won close to $19.7 million on Super Bowl XLVIII, the Nevada Gaming Control Board announced on Monday. The sports books’ cumulative profit of about 16.5 percent was the biggest return the state’s regulated books have seen since the Patriots defeated the Eagles…

PFT on NBCSN: Super Bowl XLVIII recap

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 22:12
Another season has come to a close and the Seahawks are sitting on top of the league after their blowout win in Super Bowl XLVIII. On Monday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, we’ll take a long look back at that 43-8 win over the Broncos. We’ll be talking about what the Seahawks did to race…

Richard Sherman: The NFC Championship Game was the Super Bowl

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:53
The Seahawks were crowned NFL champions on Sunday night in MetLife Stadium, but cornerback Richard Sherman said the coronation actually came two weeks earlier in Seattle. Sherman was referring to the NFC Championship Game victory over the 49ers, a game that ended with Sherman’s much-discussed interview with Erin Andrews on the field and which Sherman…

FOX: Super Bowl XLVIII sets record for largest audience on average

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:40
Super Bowl XLVIII was about over when Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin got past Broncos kicker Matt Prater in the opening seconds of the second half. Still, you watched the game. Probably. The numbers suggest as much. According to FOX, Super Bowl XLVIII drew the largest audience on average for any televised program in U.S.…

49ers, Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX co-favorites; Broncos top AFC choice

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:39
Considering their youth and talent, the Seahawks are going to be a popular pick to repeat as Super Bowl champions next February. However, one Nevada oddsmaker has Seattle as a co-favorite to win Super Bowl XLIX, not the outright favorite. William Hill U.S. lists the Seahawks and their bitter rivals, the 49ers, as 5-1 co-favorites…

Super Bowl ratings down, a little

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 19:22
The Super Bowl continues to draw TV audiences like no other event, but the numbers generated on Sunday were actually smaller than last year. According to Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Journal, FOX’s coverage generated an overnight rating of 47.6 for the Seahawks-Broncos game.  That’s down a hair from last year’s 48.1, racked up by the…

Paul Allen impressed by Pete Carroll’s planning

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 19:16
After the Seahawks’ 43-8 win vs. Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII, owner Paul Allen praised coach Pete Carroll for his “preparation” of the club in all aspects. “He’s the most forward-thinking coach for the players of today that I’ve seen,” Allen said, according to a transcript from the league. “It’s just amazing and you have…

Pete Carroll likens Super Bowl XLVIII to “an avalanche”

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 18:29
In Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seahawks’ scoring snowballed. It started with a safety on the first play from scrimmage, continued with a couple of field goals in the first quarter, included both an offensive touchdown and a defensive touchdown in the second quarter, and it was all the way up to 36-0 by the time…

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