Seattle Seahawks crush Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller pours a bucket of Gatorade onto head coach Pete Carroll. Photo: EPA

Defence wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defence like Seattle’s in a long time.

Monday, 3 February, 2014, 2:57pm

Teams confident as clock counts down to Super Bowl

A security guard stands outside MetLife Stadium. Photo: AP

Super Bowl 48 rivals Seattle and Denver conducted final stadium walkthroughs on Saturday, one day before they meet on the field in the National Football League championship showdown.

Coming off their last workout sessions, both teams expressed confidence in their preparations for the title clash of clubs that shared the NFL’s best record this season at 13-3.

2 Feb 2014 - 9:36pm

Denver's Demaryius Thomas inspired by jailed mother and grandmother

Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas openly talks about his jailed mother and grandmother during Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey. Photo: AFP

For most of his life, Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas has only been able to see his mother and grandmother in prison, but they are inspiring him for Sunday's Super Bowl.

29 Jan 2014 - 10:08pm

Explore use of medical marijuana, says Seattle's Pete Carroll

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is open to exploring the use of medical marijuana in the NFL if it is approved as a pain remedy. Photo: Reuters

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says it is high time the NFL explores how now-banned marijuana could medically help players cope with pain from injuries.

Carroll will guide the Seahawks against the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl 48, which features teams from the only two American states that have legalised marijuana for recreational purposes.

28 Jan 2014 - 11:22pm

Texans coach suffered mini-stroke

Gary Kubiak is stretchered off. Photo: AFP

Texans coach Gary Kubiak is out of the hospital after suffering what the team said was a mini-stroke, but there’s no word on when he will resume coaching duties.

The team said the 52-year-old Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack at halftime of Sunday’s loss to Indianapolis. He was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery.

6 Nov 2013 - 10:48am

NFL players' union calls for fair investigation into Miami bullying case

Richie Incognito, second left, and Jonathan Martin, third left, on the bench during a recent game. Photo: AP

The NFL Players Association said it will insist on a fair investigation for all involved in the Miami Dolphins harassment case, including suspended guard Richie Incognito.

6 Nov 2013 - 10:48am

Miami Dolphins in turmoil amid bullying, racism claims

Incognito and Martin at training in the summer. Photo: AP

In the stadium program sold at the Miami Dolphins’ game on Halloween, Richie Incognito was asked who’s the easiest teammate to scare. His answer: Jonathan Martin.

5 Nov 2013 - 10:21am

Nick Foles matches record for touchdown passes

Nick Foles fires a pass against Oakland. Photo: AFP

Nick Foles didn’t know he had etched his name in NFL history until after he came out of Philadelphia’s 49-20 win over the Raiders. That must have been because he was too busy shredding Oakland’s defence to keep up with his impressive statistics.

Foles equaled an NFL mark with seven touchdown passes and threw for 406 yards to revitalise Philadelphia’s struggling offence.

4 Nov 2013 - 3:20pm

Houston Texans coach collapses at game

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is taken off the field on a stretcher. Photo: AP

Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak was taken to hospital after collapsing at halftime during a home National Football League game against the Indianapolis Colts, the team said.

“He is conscious and his family is with him,” the Texans said in a statement.

4 Nov 2013 - 3:16pm

Controversial call helps Jets as Chiefs stay unbeaten

New York Jets' Nick Folk kicks the controversial game-winning field goal in overtime against the New England Patriots. Photo AFP

The Kansas City Chiefs remained unbeaten after a close shave with the Houston Texans, while the New York Jets capitalised on a controversial officiating call to beat division rivals New England in overtime on an eventful NFL Sunday.

21 Oct 2013 - 11:21am

Peyton Manning smashes NFL records as Broncos crush Eagles 52-20

Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos throws a pass in a masterful quarterback display against the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo: AFP

Manning completed 28 of 34 passes for 327 yards and no interceptions and his work was so effective he was able to sit out the fourth quarter as the Broncos enjoyed another blowout win.

1 Oct 2013 - 1:54am

Family of ex-football star sues NFL over suicide

Junior Seau. Photo: Reuters

The family of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who killed himself last year, sued the National Football League on Wednesday, saying that brain damage he suffered during his 20 years in the league led to his suicide.

24 Jan 2013 - 1:01pm

Right Field: Somehow coach Rex Ryan escapes the chop from the NY Jets

Rex Ryan. Photo: Reuters

The NFL owns January. It's when the business end of things - the play-offs - dominates headlines and bylines as the most lucrative professional sports league in the world whittles the field down to two teams who advance to the much-ballyhooed Super Bowl.

6 Jan 2013 - 3:06am

China fast catching American football fever with 10 teams formed

The Guangzhou Goats are an almost all-Chinese team who are looking forward to the NFL Experience event. Photo: SMP

While there may not be any NFL games planned in China, American football is taking off. In the past 18 months, 10 teams have formed, the first of their kind in the country.

25 Nov 2012 - 2:28am

NFL legend Barry Sanders helps spread the game in China

Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders will share his knowledge of the game in Guangzhou next Sunday. Photo: AP

Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders will attend next Sunday's NFL Experience event in Guangzhou. In his 10-year career as a professional player, Sanders averaged over 1,500 yards per season and sits third all-time in career rushing yards. He spoke to the Sunday Morning Post earlier last week.


25 Nov 2012 - 2:29am