NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that next year’s Super Bowl at the stadium used by the Giants and Jets will “have an impact on future decisions for open-air, cold-weather sites.”
I don’t normally start these blogs with any of the secondary events that take place at the Super Bowl, but this is very different.
I’ve been alive and lucid for about 37 of the 47 Super Bowls, and it’s hard to recall a game this big shrink in the shadow of peripheral stories.
The coaching matchup in this game appears even. But the quarterback advantage goes to the 49ers, and the defense advantage also goes to the Niners. San Francisco will join the Steelers as the only six-time winners of the Super Bowl.
“Obviously (a) bad choice of words,” the Ravens QB said one day after using an insensitive term to describe his distaste for cold-weather Super Bowls.
After the 49ers arrived on Sunday, it was the Ravens’ turn to touch down in New Orleans on Monday. They held their first media session at their hotel, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
If it’s hard to wrap your head around a final game framing Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick, coached by the gaseous Harbaugh brothers, you’re not alone.
Just remember, a reward lies at the end of this two-week bombardment.
This Super Bowl will be filled with firsts — and one significant last. The Harbaughs, San Francisco’s Jim and Baltimore’s John, will be the first pair of brothers to coach against each other in the NFL title game.
Flacco throwing three TDs in the second half, led the Ravens to their first Super Bowl in 12 years with a 28-13 victory over the Patriots.
Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal 1:42 into the second overtime Saturday to lift the Ravens to a 38-35 victory.
Ray Lewis’ career will continue for another round after the Ravens defeated the Colts 24-9.
To say that Brown has earned a permanent starting spot in the Giants’ secondary next year is a gross understatement. The man has been a virtual turnover machine since stepping in full time on October 7 against Cleveland.
The defeat eliminated the defending Super Bowl champion Giants (8-7) from contention in the NFC East and severely damaged their chances of qualifying for a playoff berth.
This won’t be an easy game for the Giants, but they are catching a team that is going in the wrong direction.