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Carroll shoulders blame in loss

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Seahawks were a yard away from tasting the rainbow for a second straight year. All they had to do was give it to their beast. At least you'd think so ... right? Instead, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll elected to throw a slant pass to Ricardo Lockette and it was intercepted by New England rookie Malcolm Butler, sealing a 28-24 Patriots' victory in...

Early Super Bowl 50 Contenders for the 2015 season

By Mark Ross, 2 years 1 month ago
For a fourth time in their history, the New England Patriots are the champions of the NFL. While the party is just getting started in Foxboro, Mass., and for Patriots fans worldwide, the rest of the league’s focus has already shifted to the 2015 season. While the next game that counts is more than seven months away, it’s not too early to hazard a guess as to which teams could be...

Tom Brady Ties Record with Third Super Bowl MVP

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 1 month 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...

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

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month 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, 2 years 1 month 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, 2 years 1 month 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, 2 years 1 month 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, 2 years 1 month 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, 2 years 1 month 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...