Entries in Super Bowl 48 (8)


Source: Carroll to Sign Extension with Seattle

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Super Bowl champions have come to terms with head coach Pete Carroll on a contract extension, according to league sources. While details of the contract have not been released, a press conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Carroll, who was entering the final year of a five-year contract, led Seattle to its first ever Super Bowl title in February. The 62-year-old coach originally signed with the Seahawks in 2010 after a lengthy tenure at the University of Southern California (USC).

While at USC, Carroll led the Trojans to consecutive national championships in 2003 and 2004. He was also 7-2 overall in bowl games.

While in Seattle, Carroll has posted a 38-26 record in four regular seasons while going 5-2 in the playoffs.

Throughout 2013, Carroll repeatedly stated that he was not worried about contract negotiations with the Seahawks.

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Malcolm Smith Discusses MVP

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Following their 43-8 win over the Broncos on Sunday in the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith took a flight to Disney World to celebrate being named MVP.

Smith had a 69-yard interception return for a touchdown, a fumble recovery and ten tackles to earn the Super Bowl XLVIII MVP trophy Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

"I didn't think I would get to the point of being MVP," Smith said on Monday.  "To be here it's pretty cool."

The 24-year-old seventh-round draft pick out of USC became only the third linebacker ever to win the Super Bowl MVP.

"I thought it would be tougher," Smith said of the game.  "We felt like they would challenge us a lot more."

"We planned on executing well and playing with that intensity and attitude that they would have to deal with us."

Smith also became the first player to have a interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery in the same Super Bowl.

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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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Peyton Manning: 'I've Thrown a Lot of Touchdowns' that Were Ducks

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) -- Super Bowl 48 is just three days away and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is seeking his second Super Bowl title.

Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman said this week that Manning throws a lot of balls that look like ducks.

"I believe it to be true as well," Manning said Thursday. "They say he's a smart player, and I don't think that's a real reach what he's saying there."

"I do throw ducks. I've thrown a lot of yards and touchdown ducks, so I'm actually quite proud of it," he continued.

Still, Manning broke Saints quarterback Drew Brees single-season yards record set back in 2011 and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's single-season touchdown record this season.

Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey is playing in his first Super Bowl game and defended his quarterback.

"One thing I do know, he puts that ball on the money when it's supposed to be there," Bailey said. "This guy threw 55 touchdowns, if he's throwing ducks like that and still throwing 55 touchdowns, I'll take the ducks any day."

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has been stressing to his defense all week that they must find a way to make Manning uncomfortable in the pocket.

"We need to move him," Carroll said.  "When he's in the rhythm, you're really dealing with the best he has to offer. We'll be more effective if we can get him to move."

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Former NFLPA President Troy Vincent Defends Richard Sherman

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former NFLPA President Troy Vincent is defending Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman after his outburst following the NFC Championship Game.

"You're talking about one of the greatest plays in Seahawks history. Within a minute-thirty there is a microphone. This is not an excuse, but what can we have done better," Vincent, a former cornerback, told ABC Sports Radio Wednesday. "It's an emotional game."

Sherman has since apologized for his actions and has been fined for the way he acted towards the 49ers bench after the game.

Vincent, who is now the Sr. Vice President of the NFL Player Engagement, never won a Super Bowl during his 14-year career, but says he would enjoy playing outside in Super Bowl 48 at MetLife Stadium.

"As an athlete, you just adapt," Vincent said.  "Doesn't matter whether its 95 degrees or 15 below zero, everyone's going to be cold.  You adapt and play football."

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Broncos Not Concerned About Super Bowl Weather

Steve Nehf/The Denver Post(NEWARK, N.J.) -- The Denver Broncos were the first team up on media day at the Prudential Center on Tuesday as they begin to prepare for Super Bowl 48 against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to be below freezing on Sunday, but neither team is worried about the conditions.

"The elements always play a role," Broncos head coach John Fox said.  "The good news is both teams got to deal with it.  We've dealt with plenty of elements this year. I think our team is prepared for just about anything."

Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker echoed his head coach's take on the weather. "We really don't look at the weather reports," he said.  "We've played in the elements, we play in cold weather.  We're just going to make sure we're prepared for anything Sunday.  It's the Super Bowl, it doesn't matter what the weather is."

Another big question around this week has been whether or not Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning would retire if Denver pulls out a victory on Sunday.

"I'm down the home stretch of my career, but I'm still in it," Manning said in regards to his legacy.  "It's not over yet, it's still playing out."

"This has been the second chapter of my career, it's an exciting chapter," Manning continued.  "I'm certainly excited to be back in the Super Bowl on behalf of the Denver Broncos."

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Eli Manning Rooting for Brother in Super Bowl

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Little brother Eli Manning is doing his best to help Peyton Manning in preparation for his Super Bowl matchup against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 1.

The Giants quarterback has two Super Bowl titles of his own and knows a thing or two about playing in the cold weather of New Jersey.

"I might have a few things for him, but I don't want to reveal that, because I don't want to give it to [Seahawks quarterback] Russell Wilson," said Eli Manning. "So any tips I may have wind-wise, I would tell him in private."

Eli Manning added that although Peyton Manning is trying to cement his legacy with winning a second Super Bowl, he doesn't think it's necessary for him to still be considered one of the all-time greats.

"I think he's already created his own legacy, and he's played at a very high level for a long period of time, has overcome injuries and obviously set numerous records and been on a lot of playoff teams and is playing in a third Super Bowl," Eli Manning said.

The two both plan to meet either Monday or Tuesday before the big game.

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