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Seahawks open up 24-14 lead on Pats after three quarters

By The Sports Network, 1 year 10 months ago
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Seahawks are 15 minutes away from becoming the first back-to-back Super Bowl winners in a decade. Two interceptions of Tom Brady and a breakout performance from wide receiver Chris Matthews has helped stake the NFC champions to a 24-14 lead over the New England Patriots through three quarters of Super Bowl XLIX. Matthews, who didn't catch a...

Brady ties record with third Super Bowl MVP

By The Sports Network, 1 year 10 months ago
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - New England quarterback Tom Brady was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLIX after leading the Patriots to a 28-24 come-from-behind victory over the Seattle Seahawks for his fourth career Lombardi Trophy. Brady threw two of his four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, the last a 3-yard strike to Julian Edelman that put the Patriots ahead with...

Extra Points: State of denial

By The Sports Network, 1 year 10 months ago
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - It didn't take Nostradamus to predict what was going to happen Friday when Roger Goodell finally met the media for his annual state of the league address two days prior to Super Bowl XLIX. The sharks were swimming, lambasting the commissioner for what can only be described as his dismal job performance over the past year, which now has the league he pilots...

Ranking the Repeat Super Bowl Champions

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 10 months ago
Seattle can join a rather exclusive club with a win over New England in Super Bowl XLIX. It would mark the ninth time in the Super Bowl era that a team was able to repeat as champion. Where would the Seahawks rank among past repeat champs? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, they need to win first; but Super Bowl victories over slam-dunk Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom...

Super Bowl XLIX Preview and Predictions: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks

By Mark Ross, 1 year 10 months ago
Two teams with their sights set on making history will conclude the 2014 NFL season when the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks face off Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX on NBC. The Seahawks have come to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., with a goal of becoming just the eighth franchise in history to win back-to-back Super Bowls. The Patriots, who accomplished said feat in the...

Extra Points: Marshawn speaks ... sort of

By The Sports Network, 1 year 10 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Immature people tend to handle things in an immature way as evidenced by noted introvert Marshawn Lynch, who finally broke through his ridiculous media silence on Thursday. For the first time since he arrived in Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX, Lynch actually said something other than "I'm here so I don't get fined," ripping into the people who want to talk with him so...

Immaturity reigns supreme in Marshawn Lynch debate

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
There seems to be no middle ground when it comes to Marshawn Lynch’s refusal to speak with the media. One side of the debate is media members livid at the audacity of an athlete who makes a mockery of those covering him. It’s a cheap, pathetic stunt that reveals his character in a way that simply speaking to the media couldn’t even provide. It’s an ...

15 Amazing Super Bowl XLIX Stats

By Mark Ross, 1 year 10 months ago
It’s No. 1 vs. No. 1 when the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks conclude the 2014 NFL season in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday. University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., will host a pair of 14-4 teams, as the Seahawks are looking for a second straight Lombardi Trophy and the tandem of Bill Belichick-Tom Brady are aiming for a fourth. And those are just a few of the...

Seahawks to win second straight Super Bowl

By The Sports Network, 1 year 10 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Based on last year's victory over Denver, it is hard to imagine Seattle as an underdog for a second straight Super Bowl. However, that is the scenario as New England is favored by one point for Sunday's game. Tom Brady is no Peyton Manning in the postseason, but the Seahawks' defense is playing as well as it did this time last year. Given that, it is...

5 X-Factors for Super Bowl XLIX

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 10 months ago
Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks overflows with dramatic storylines and features fascinating characters that rival any Hollywood blockbuster. Tom Brady is the A-list superstar. Russell Wilson fills the role of the successful up-and-comer looking to steal Brady’s thunder. Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick are the leaders of men looking to cement their...