. Russell Wilson

The "Big House" in Ann Arbor, MI (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: Major College Football Towns Should Host Future Super Bowls

With all the extra attention an outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl has given the league, the NFL should commit to making the host city a major part of the Super Bowl story every year.

01/24/2014

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Will Win Super Bowl XLVIII? Seattle Vs. Denver

Both Denver and Seattle advanced this week after defeating the Patriots and Niners, respectively. The two will square off on Groundhog Day this year with the championship on the line. The question is: who will end up with the title?

01/23/2014

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos hands the ball off to Knowshon Moreno #27 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Three Seattle Questions Heading Into The Super Bowl

What does Seattle have to do in order to win the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history?

01/22/2014

Peyton Manning  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Russell Wilson (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Palladino: Will Snow Ground Super Bowl QBs Manning And Wilson?

The weather outside was frightful Tuesday, and if this trend continues our much-anticipated, open-air Super Bowl a week from Sunday won’t be so delightful.

01/22/2014

Russell Wilson (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images); Peyton Manning (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Keidel: Are The Broncos Or Seahawks Made For Manhattan?

This game will be framed as the mouthy Seahawks vs. the modest Manning, the Compton street ball anarchy of Richard Sherman vs the southern charm and royalty of America’s first football family.

01/21/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 19: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after he tips the ball leading to an intereption by outside linebacker Malcolm Smith #53 to clinch the victory for the Seahawks against the San Francisco 49ers during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Strong Pass Defense, Rushing Lead Seahawks Past 49ers To NFC Championship

Super Bowl XLVIII will feature the Denver Broncos and their top offense in the NFL against the Seattle Seahawks and their top defense in the NFL thanks to Seattle’s 23-17 win over San Francisco.

01/21/2014

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Seahawks Hold On, Beat 49ers 23-17 For NFC Championship

Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle’s top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.

01/19/2014

Pete Carroll (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Head Coach Pete Carroll Has Seahawks Prepped For The Big Stage

There’s a reason Seattle has won 16 of 17 at home. There’s a reason it hasn’t lost a home playoff game since 2004. There’s a reason Jim Harbaugh is winless in his last two trips to Seattle.

01/19/2014

Peyton Manning (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images); Tom Brady (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel Shares His AFC And NFC Championship Game Picks

If you’re going to be alarmed by any statistic, it’s Peyton Manning’s microscopic comebacks in the playoffs.

01/18/2014

The Seattle Seahawks run on to the field during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. ( credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

America’s Leading Sportscasters Predict AFC And NFC Championship Winners

In anticipation of the AFC and NFC Championship games this weekend, we’ve pulled together America’s leading sportscasters to make their predictions and picks for Patriots-Broncos and 49ers-Seahawks.

01/17/2014

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images);  49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Silverman: NFC Young Gun Will Eclipse An AFC QB Legend Come Feb. 2

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are clearly football royalty. On the other side, you see two sleek athletes who represent the NFL’s future. Colin Kaepernick has already been to one Super Bowl, while Russell Wilson is trying to get to his first.

01/17/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Linebacker Heath Farwell #55 of the Seattle Seahawks runs out of the tunnel with the 12th Man flag before taking on the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Three Keys To A Seattle Seahawks NFC Title

Seattle and San Francisco have each won their home game against each other. With the rubber match taking place at CenturyLink Field, which game will be played? The blowout 29-3 Seattle win in Week 2 or the 19-17 gritty win by the 49ers in Week 14?

01/15/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks gets caught by linebackers Patrick Willis #52 and NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers after a gain of six yards early in the first quarter on December 8, 2013 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 19-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

49er Defense Must Stop Run, Create Turnovers To Defeat Seattle

When the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.

01/14/2014

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos at midfield on October 7, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

NFL Playoffs Down To Patriots-Broncos, Niners-Seahawks

Familiar foes. Rivalry showdowns. Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles. First up, it’s Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady — Round 15 — in the AFC championship game next Sunday.

01/13/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is sacked by defensive end Cliff Avril #56 and defensive end Michael Bennett #72 of the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Seattle Puts the “D” in “We Dat!”

It may not be the Beast Quake, but Marshawn Lynch had another great game against New Orleans in the Playoffs as Seattle was able to outlast the Saints 23-15 and advance to the NFC Conference Finals next weekend.

01/12/2014

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