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Peyton Manning

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Before Super Bowl Disaster Struck, Broncos Had One Remarkable Season In 2013

The Denver Broncos seemed unstoppable, even unbeatable at times during the 2013 season. But, when the Vince Lombardi Trophy was on the line, they were blown out by the Seattle Seahawks.

02/04/2014

Peyton Manning (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Manning Insulted After Reporter Calls Game ‘Embarrassing’

The Denver Broncos scored only one time and turned the ball over four times against the Seattle Seahawks on Super Bowl Sunday, but Peyton Manning is insulted the game could be labeled as embarrassing.

1090 The Fan–02/03/2014

Pete Carroll (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Seahawks Beat Broncos 43-8 In Super Bowl

The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8. That relentless defense, the NFL’s stingiest, never let the five-time MVP get going, disarming the highest-scoring offense in league history.

1090 The Fan–02/02/2014

Russell Wilson will need to beat the Broncos with his arm to secure Seattle's first Super Bowl. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Churchill: Seahawks Will Be Champs

It’s been 35 years since the city of Seattle has enjoyed a major professional sports championship. The now-defunct Seattle Supersonics own the only such title in the city’s sports history. The Seattle Seahawks have gone […]

1090 The Fan–02/02/2014

Percy Harvin's role will as a decoy as wel as receiver, returner. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Three Things: Seahawks Vs. Broncos

It’s the final game of the NFL season, yet it may the most intriguing matchup of the year well beyond the fact that it’s the league’s championship game and the biggest stage in the sport. While the two title games featured contestants very similar to one another, that is not the case in Super Bowl 48.

1090 The Fan–02/02/2014

Clinton McDonald, Michael Bennett and Malcolm Smith each will have major roles if the Seahawks are to disrupt Peyton Manning. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Churchill: Super Bowl XLVIII Stats & Notes

This game is truly a matchup of strength versus strength and goes well beyond the No. 1 offense and the No. 1 defense. In fact, it’s also a matchup of weakness versus weakness. Want proof?

1090 The Fan–02/02/2014

Jeremy Lane may be a pivotal player in Super Bowl 48. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Manning’s Efficiency A Problem For Seahawks Defense?

The Seattle Seahawks don’t have a defensive weakness, per se, but the AFC Champions are as close to flawless as it gets in football in terms of offensive efficiency, which may be a significant problem for the ‘Hawks come Sunday.

02/01/2014

Steven Hauschka figures to be a big factor for the Seahawks Sunday. Wanna bet? (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

1090 The Fan Picks Super Bowl Props

Las Vegas sets the numbers, but we dissect them. Steve Sandmeyer, Bill Swartz and Jason A. Churchill each describe what they see taking place at MetLife Stadium Sunday, through a slew of prop bets, and a final pick for the winner of the game.

1090 The Fan–02/01/2014

Peyton Manning, (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Swartz: Seahawks Must Make Manning Move

55 touchowns and just 10 interceptions.   20  sacks  all season, and none in 79 pass attempts in two playoff games.  The Denver Broncos offensive line protects Peyton Manning, and he delivers accurate throws, points, […]

1090 The Fan–01/31/2014

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Keidel: Manning’s Manifest Destiny?

What will matter most? The fact that Seattle has no players with Super Bowl experience, or their youth and speed and top-ranked defense? Or will the game be won by Denver’s suddenly stout rush defense and Peyton Manning’s blessed right arm?

01/31/2014

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