Tag: Super Bowls

Coaches, QBs lapped by Brady/Belichick marvel at success

HOUSTON (AP) — Marv Levy, the only coach in NFL history to take a team to four consecutive Super Bowls, looks at what Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have done together with the New England Patriots and marvels. “Really, it is remarkable that they keep going back, and they maintain the focus and dedication necessary to do it,” the former Buffalo Bills coach said. “It just becomes, quote, old hat. It’s just almost unfathomable what they’ve accomplished. So they sure do deserve great credit, and it shows you that the draft isn’t perfect. Sixth-rounder at quarterback. Many will rate...

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Peyton Manning calling it a career after 18 NFL seasons

Graphic profiles career of Peyton Manning; 3c x 4 inches; 146 mm x 101 mm; ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning’s days of decoding defenses and recuperating in cold tubs are over. The five-time MVP is retiring after 18 NFL seasons, dozens of passing records, five MVP trophies and two Super Bowl championships. A month after basking in the glow of his second Lombardi Trophy and a parade through downtown Denver attended by more than a million fans, the soon-to-be 40-year-old quarterback called one last audible and told Broncos boss John Elway he’s retiring. The tributes came pouring in...

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From Riggins to Allen to Elway, the best Super Bowl runs

(AP) Last year’s Super Bowl is best remembered for a team’s unsuccessful decision to throw on what appeared to be an obvious running down near the goal line, the sort of thing that maybe shouldn’t surprise anyone, given the emphasis on passing in today’s NFL. Instead of handing the football to Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks told Russell Wilson to toss it toward the end zone, and Malcolm Butler’s interception sealed the New England Patriots’ victory. There was a time when relying on a rushing game was not as unheard-of as it is now, and a few of the...

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‘What If’ moments that defined Super Bowl legacies

    (AP)Imagine a world where the name Scott Norwood evokes awe in Buffalo, not “aww, dude.” A world where David Tyree is just another former NFL player with a two-sentence Wikipedia entry, not the guy who seemingly magnetized a ball to his helmet and helped spoil New England’s shot at perfection. A world where Marshawn Lynch gets to go full “Beast Mode” after getting the ball 3 feet away from giving the Seattle Seahawks back-to-back Super Bowl titles instead of serving as the world’s most overqualified decoy on one of the more infamous calls in NFL history. For...

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In Giants’ farewell, Coughlin says may not be done coaching

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Coughlin didn’t fade away in his goodbye to the New York Giants. The 69-year-old, who led the Giants to two Super Bowls in a 12-year tenure, was Tom Coughlin to the end. In an emotional and poignant farewell Tuesday, Coughlin talked about things that mattered to him: values, relationships, character, loyalty, team, family and love. “I can tell you right now it has become the source of drive for me, is that when our players, whether they’re in their career, after their career, when they come back to me and they say: ‘Coach,...

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