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Simply 'D' Best
The Seattle Seahawks rode the NFL's best defense to the franchise's first Super Bowl title. Peyton Manning? He never came close to winning his second. Seattle scored 12 seconds into each half Sunday and racked up 21 points... FULL STORY>>
Malcolm Smith (R)
Malcolm Smith (R)
Bucking The Trend
Defense wins championships. The NFL has done everything in its power to change that dynamic over the past few years but it still held up in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday as the league's best defense put together a stifling effort... FULL STORY>>
Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll
Can't Duck The Truth
Richard Sherman praised Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos' record-setting offense in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, but he did have one critique of Manning. "He throws ducks," the outspoken Seattle Seahawks... FULL STORY>>
Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning
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Peyton Manning Manning Falls Flat
East Rutherford, NJ ( script was perfect.

Turned out it was too perfect.

And now 37-year-old Peyton Manning will likely have to withstand another long offseason hounded by his critics.

Back in MVP form after a bevy of neck surgeries that once threatened his Hall-of-Fame career... FULL STORY>>
Man Takes Mic From MVP
East Rutherford, NJ ( postgame news conference of Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith was interrupted Sunday by a man who called for an investigation into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The man, wearing a red and black plaid coat over a white shirt, grabbed the microphone and said: "Investigate 9/11 -- 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government."

Smith, who had a 69-yard interception... FULL STORY>>
Malcolm Smith (C)