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Feb 3, 2014

Wilson shows maturity beyond his years to win Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – Russell Wilson has been defying conventional wisdom about quarterbacks for years. On Sunday, he did it again, on the National Football League’s biggest stage, helping the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win the Super Bowl.

Aged 25, Wilson became the third youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, but it was his composure rather than his tender years that defined his play.

Feb 2, 2014

Super Bowl party in full swing as teams arrive at stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – The Big Apple was transformed into one massive party on Sunday as New York and New Jersey prepared to host the 48th Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

Times Square was swarming with thousands of football fans soaking up the atmosphere before crossing the Hudson River to New Jersey for the biggest game in American professional sports, due to start at 6:30 p.m. ET (2330 GMT).

Jan 31, 2014

Health scare puts Super Bowl in perspective for Fox

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Denver Broncos head coach John Fox is making his third trip to the Super Bowl this weekend.

If his past experiences count for anything, Fox would appear to have an edge over his Seattle Seahawks counterpart Pete Carroll, who is going to the big game for the first time.

Jan 30, 2014

Super Bowl fever consumes Big Apple

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The first Super Bowl in the New York metropolitan area is days away and now everybody wants in on the action. Even Mother Nature has come to the Big Apple’s party.

The National Football League (NFL) took a gamble when it went against convention and decided to stage the game at an outdoor stadium in nearby New Jersey during the winter.

Jan 29, 2014

Manning says he’s lucky to be playing after neck injury

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning knows exactly how lucky he is to be playing in this weekend’s Super Bowl. The way Manning sees it, he is blessed just to be playing in the National Football League.

Not long ago, Manning’s brilliant career looked like it could be over after he missed the entire 2011 season to undergo surgery on his neck.

Jan 29, 2014

Weather unlikely to be a factor at Super Bowl

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The weather forecast for Sunday’s Super Bowl in New Jersey is getting better by the day, alleviating fears the biggest game in American professional sports could be spoiled by Mother Nature.

Players and spectators at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford will still have to bundle up with temperatures expected to be around freezing point but chances of a major winter storm were quickly disappearing.

Jan 29, 2014

Denver’s ‘Pot Roast’ reveals recipe for Super Bowl stardom

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – By any standard, Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton is a giant hulk of man with a delectable nickname.

He also has a delectable nickname – “Pot Roast” – but the moniker has nothing to do with his 6-foot-3, 335-pounds (152 kilograms) frame. Had he been a seafood lover, he might just as easily been called a ‘shrimp.’

Jan 28, 2014

Elway and Manning’s legacies come together

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – For most of the four years that have passed since the National Football League awarded the 48th Super Bowl to the New York/New Jersey area, the main topic conversation centered around the weather.

But now, with the game just five days away and no sign of any blizzards, “legacy” has become the buzzword for the title decider between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

Jan 28, 2014

Broncos’ Adams rethinks plans to walk home from Super Bowl

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Mike Adams is rethinking his celebration plans if the Denver Broncos win Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks in New Jersey.

Adams was so excited when his team booked a place in the first Super Bowl to be played in his home state that he vowed to walk back to his old neighborhood if his team won the title.

Jan 27, 2014

Broncos’ Moreno hopes to hold back tears at Super Bowl

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “The Star-Spangled Banner” has always been a powerful anthem that stirs emotions and can reduce even the toughest to tears.

One of the best examples of this is before the Super Bowl, when tens of thousands of people rise to their feet and join in the singing of the U.S. national anthem.

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