Entries in Super Bowl (34)


Emmanuel Sanders: Super Bowl or 'Bust' for Broncos in 2015

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) -- The Denver Broncos have a new coaching staff and plenty of new faces on their roster.

However, when coach Gary Kubiak addressed the team Monday, it was clear the championship expectations the team has carried over much of the last three seasons are still around.

"The message was definitely world championship from the start," Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said Monday. "That's what [executive vice president of football operations/general manager John] Elway wants. The focus is bringing a world championship to this city."

Sanders says this is a "Super Bowl or bust" year for Denver.

"We want to get back there and we want to win it," Sanders said. "The main focus of this group is to win a Super Bowl. That's the expectation. If we don't bring a Super Bowl to this city this year, then it's a bust season."

The Broncos have won four consecutive AFC West titles and spent much of Peyton Manning's tenure at quarterback as one of the AFC's front-runners for the Super Bowl. The team finished 12-4 as well as two 13-3 seasons; however, none of the results ended in a title.  The Broncos' appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII to close out the 2013 season ended in a 35-point loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

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ESPN: Seahawks Safety Earl Thomas Has Torn Labrum

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas will have surgery to repair a fully torn labrum in his left shoulder, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The three-time first-team All-Pro Thomas was injured in the NFC Championship Game but still played in the team's Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots.

According to ESPN, Thomas is expected to be 100% ready for the start of training camp.

The 25-year-old Thomas was taken by the Seahawks with the 14th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has started all 80 regular season games for the 'Hawks since joining the team, compiling 341 tackles, 16 interceptions, 41 passes defended, and nine forced fumbles.

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Patriots' LeGarrett Blount Explains Marshawn Lynch Shirt

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW ENGLAND) -- During the New England Patriots' Super Bowl victory parade in Boston, running back LeGarrette Blount was seen holding up a t-shirt mocking Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch.

Pictures went viral of Blount holding up a shirt that read "B***h Mode" with the No. 24.  

Blount took to Twitter to explain his actions.

"About this shirt...Just so ppl know, I have 100% respect for @MoneyLynch and how he plays the game. There's a reason he's called #BeastMode," he wrote.

In the Patriots win over the Seahawks, Blount carried the ball 14 times for 40 yards.

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Brady Wins 3rd Super Bowl MVP

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- After leading the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl XLIX victory over the Seattle Seahawks, quarterback Tom Brady was named Super Bowl MVP for an NFL record third time, tying Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana.

Brady completed 37 of 50 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns, including an 8-for-8 65-yard drive late in the fourth quarter to give the Patriots the lead with two minutes remaining in the game.  The drive would ultimately end up putting the Pats ahead for good.

Tom Brady joins Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to win four Super Bowl titles.

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Belichick Collects 4th Super Bowl as Head Coach

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- With his team's victory over the Seattle Seahawks Sunday night, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has joined Chuck Noll in a very exclusive club: the only head coaches in NFL history to win four Super Bowl titles.

Belichick's legacy consists of leading the Pats to nine AFC Championship games and four Super Bowl victories in six appearances, all in a 13-year span with New England.

In Belichick's 20-year coaching career, he has a regular season record of 211-109, and a 21-9 postseason record.

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Belichick: Patriots "Absolutely Followed Every Rule to the Letter"

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick felt compelled to address questions that his team supposedly deflated footballs before the AFC Championship Game, so he did an investigation of his own and than spoke about it.

At an unscheduled press conference Saturday Belichick explained how he learned more about air pressure this week then he learned in a lifetime around football. And after learning exactly how the team prepares footballs before a game, and what can impact a balls weight, he came to a definite conclusion:

"I believe now 100 percent that I have personally and we as an organization have absolutely followed every rule to the letter."

Belichick then got emotional and defended his team, saying, "We did everything as right as we can do it."

After explaining he was embarrassed with how much time he put into investigating this when his team is preparing to play in a Super Bowl, Belichick broke down what he learned.

"When the footballs are delivered to the officials' locker room, the officials were asked to inflate them to 12.5 PSI," he said. "What exactly they did, I don't know. But, for the purposes of our study, that's what we did. We set them at 12.5 (PSI). That's at the discretion of the official regardless of what we ask for, it's the official's discretion to put them where he wants. Again, that's done in a controlled climate.

"The footballs are prepared in our locker room. They are delivered to the officials' locker room, which is a controlled environment. ... When the footballs go out onto the field into game conditions, whatever those conditions are, whether it's hot and humid, cold and damp, cold and dry, whatever it is, that's where the footballs are played with, and that's where the measurements would be different -- possibly different -- from what they are in a controlled environment, and that's what we found."

Belichick would go on to explain some more, before saying he was done talking about "Deflategate" for a good amount of time.

"This is the end of this subject for me for a long time, OK?" Belichick said. "We have a huge game, a huge challenge for our football team and that's where that focus is going to go."

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Seahawks' Lane Doesn't Think Gronkowski's "That Good"

Elsa/Getty Images(RENTON, Wash.) -- Many people would probably tell you that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is one of the main reasons the Patriots have been so successful this season, but Seattle Seahawks starting nickleback Jeremy Lane isn't one of them.

"I actually don't think he's that good," Lane said. "He's OK. He does have a big body. But from what I've seen on tape, he doesn't like you putting your hands on him. So if we put our hands on him and shake him up a little bit, he won't catch that many balls."

Gronkowski finished this season with 82 catches, 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns, but Lane believes if he hits Gronkowski at the line of scrimmage, the 6-foot-6, 265 pound All-Pro will have problems being productive.

"It's definitely an issue with him from watching tape," said Lane.

The 24-year-old Lane has played in seven games for the Seahawks this season, compiling 23 tackles, three passes defended and one forced fumble.

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Seahawks Dominate Super Bowl XLVIII

ABC News Radio(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) --  The Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history.

The Seahawks dominated from start to finish, and it all culminated in a 43-8 thrashing of the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium.

Seattle took a quick 2-0 lead, scoring on a safety on the first play from scrimmage.  A high snap from Broncos center Manny Ramirez sailed over Manning's head and rolled into the end zone.  On the ensuing possession, Steven Hauschka drilled a 31-yard field goal to give the Seahawks a 5-0 advantage.

The Broncos were held without a first down in the first quarter.  Kam Chancellor picked off Manning with less than a minute remaining.  The Seahawks converted the interception into points when Marshawn Lynch barreled into the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run to begin the second quarter.

Things got even worse for Denver when Malcolm Smith returned a Manning interception 69 yards for a score to make it 22-0.  The Seahawks headed into the break with a comfortable three-score lead.

Percy Harvin wasted no time in increasing Seattle's lead when he returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown to blow the game open.

The Seahawks were the first team with no players with Super Bowl experience since the 1990 Bills, who lost Super Bowl XXV.  They became the 19th NFL franchise to win the big game.

In the loss, Peyton Manning threw for 280 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.  Demaryius Thomas set a Super Bowl record with 13 receptions.

Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith was named Super Bowl MVP.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 2/2/14

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Super Bowl XLVIII:  Seattle Seahawks 43 - Denver Broncos 8

NBA:  Boston Celtics 96 (16-33) - Orlando Magic 89 (13-36)

NHL:  Washington Capitals 6 (25-22-9, 59 pts) - Detroit Red Wings 5 (24-19-12, 60 pts) OT

Winnipeg Jets 2 (27-25-5, 57 pts) - Montreal Canadiens 1 (29-21-6, 64 pts)

NCAAB:  Indiana 63 (14-8) - (10) Michigan 52 (16-5)

(13) Cincinnati 50 (21-2) - South Florida 45 (11-11)

Virginia 48 (17-5) - (18) Pittsburgh 45 (18-4)

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Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul Will Not Need Surgery 

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has a long offseason ahead of him as far as rehabbing the shoulder that plagued him all last season, but wont need surgery.

Pierre-Paul told Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger that he visited with Dr. James Andrews recently and that surgery will not be required on his shoulder.

Dr. Andrews expects to follow up with Pierre-Paul in roughly six weeks.  He said his back was 95 percent healthy and that he is back to lifting weights.  He also had surgery on his back in 2013 to repair a herniated disc.

The 2011 Pro-Bowler struggled this past season.  He had 27 total tackles and just two sacks for the Giants, who missed the postseason for the second straight year after winning Super Bowl XVLI

The Giants need the 25-year-old Pierre-Paul to return to dominance in 2014.  Fellow defensive lineman Justin Tuck is an unrestricted free agent, and his return to Big Blue is not guaranteed.

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