Football

11:43am

Tue February 4, 2014
Sports

Seahawks Say They Figured Out Manning's Signals

Originally published on Tue February 4, 2014 11:56 am

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during Sunday's Super Bowl. Some players on the Seattle Seahawks say they studied his hand signals. That helped them shut down the Broncos defense, they say.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

Here's a window into why the Seattle Seahawks' defense so thoroughly dominated the Denver Broncos' offense during Sunday's Super Bowl, which Seattle won 43-8.

Yes, it certainly seems as if Seattle's players were just bigger and faster and played better.

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5:00am

Tue February 4, 2014

8:15pm

Sun February 2, 2014
Sports

Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 7:52 am

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson stiff-arms Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey on Sunday during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Jeff Zelevansky Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday night, the first Super Bowl victory in the team's history.

The game got off to an odd start on the first play from scrimmage when Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball past quarterback Peyton Manning, who was walking up to the line and didn't have his hands ready. That set the tone for the trouncing the Broncos would receive over the course of the night at the hands of the voracious Seahawks.

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7:17am

Sun February 2, 2014
The Sunday Conversation

There's 'More To Life Than Sports': Lineman On Leaving NFL

Originally published on Sun February 9, 2014 2:35 am

John Moffitt, #74, protects Seattle Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst in a 2011 game versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
Otto Greule Jr Getty Images

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

John Moffitt started playing football when he was 8 years old, and made it all the way to the top of the game. He played offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks for two seasons, then got traded to another powerhouse team, the Denver Broncos.

Incidentally, those two teams are playing in Super Bowl XLVIII, but Moffitt won't be on the field; he quit midway through this season.

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5:37am

Wed January 29, 2014
Sweetness And Light

America's Love Affair With Football Keeps Getting Stronger

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 10:49 am

Seattle Seahawks fans, perhaps in a moment of reflection, before the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 19.
Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

Football fandom simply overwhelms all other sports in America, growing not just merely super, but superior, from high school right on up to this Sunday's quasi-religious festival — which celebrates our adoration of the sport as much as the sport itself.

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