EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – The Seattle Seahawks and their ferocious defense dominated a frazzled Denver Broncos team, shutting down the NFL’s leading offense to claim a 22-0 lead by intermission of the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Seattle took charge immediately when on the Broncos’ first play from their 14-yard line following the opening kickoff, the snap sailed over quarterback Peyton Manning’s head and running back Knowshon Moreno recovered it in the end zone and was tackled for a safety that gave Seattle a 2-0 lead.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – With record-setting quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos matched against the fierce defense of the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday’s Super Bowl has the potential to join a long list of title game thrillers.
The last three National Football League championship games, in fact, have been nail biters with the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants and Green Bay Packers winning by a cumulative 13 points.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – With his unbridled enthusiasm, high octane energy and unusual motivational techniques, Pete Carroll was something of a new-age coach ahead of his time when he started out as an NFL head man nearly 20 years ago.
Now that approach is praised up and down the Seattle Seahawks organization as Carroll has the club within one win of their first Super Bowl crown.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Look for the unexpected to determine the Super Bowl battle pitting the NFL’s top-scoring Denver Broncos against the league-leading Seattle Seahawks defenders, the head coaches suggested on Friday.
Denver’s John Fox and Seattle’s Pete Carroll, sitting on either side of the Lombardi Trophy in their final media appearance before Sunday’s game, said the hotly anticipated cold-weather game could hinge on unsung players.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – If styles make fights, as they used to say in the heyday of world championship boxing, Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks would be billed as the “Fight of the Century.”
Call it the Irresistible Force vs the Immovable Object as Peyton Manning and the National Football League’s top-ranked Denver offense go toe-to-toe against Richard Sherman and the number one rated Seattle defense in an East Rutherford, New Jersey, winter setting at MetLife Stadium.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has triumphed already, regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.
Coleman, the third deaf player to compete in the National Football League, has beaten the odds and his story has inspired the hearing impaired and others battling adversity around the globe.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the build-up to Sunday’s Super Bowl really kicked into motion on Wednesday with his players stepping up their preparation for the title clash against the Denver Broncos.
With their travel from the Pacific Northwest, acclimatization to surroundings and Media Day distractions out of the way, Carroll said his young, physical squad was now raring to go.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Media-shy Marshawn Lynch shut down a mandatory session with Super Bowl reporters for a second consecutive day on Wednesday, but his Seattle Seahawks teammate Michael Robinson helped out by standing in for the running back.
“I really don’t have too much to say, boss,” said Lynch, looking very uncomfortable while facing reporters at the running backs’ table at the team hotel in Jersey City. “I appreciate it, but I don’t get it.
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) – Outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said on Tuesday that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was not the only one playing for his legacy in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
“The Legion of Boom (LOB) is a legacy,” Sherman said using the nickname for Seattle’s vaunted defensive secondary that will match skills with Manning and his top-flight crew of receivers.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Percy Harvin has one last chance this season to make the Seattle Seahawks smile about their $67 million investment in him as the receiver proclaimed himself ready to go for Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Harvin, who missed the bulk of the season recovering from hip surgery and the NFC title game with a concussion, has played briefly in two games since signing with the Seahawks after four seasons as a big-play threat with the Minnesota Vikings.