Super Bowl MVPs http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24915/all en PREVIEW-NFL-Final eight teams set for playoff battle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/preview-nfl-final-eight-teams-set-playoff-battle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - The National Football League's (NFL) four top-rated teams join the fray this weekend by hosting divisional round playoff games that will set the stage for the Super Bowl semi-finals.</p> <p>Following first-round byes, the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers should all be rested and well-prepared to do battle with last week's wild-card playoff winners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/preview-nfl-final-eight-teams-set-playoff-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment National Football League National Football League playoffs Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:45:27 +0000 5732439 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Manning puts winning streaks on line against Ravens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nfl-manning-puts-winning-streaks-line-against-ravens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Peyton Manning, who has mounted a remarkable comeback with the Broncos, will be aiming to extend two big winning streaks when Denver hosts the Baltimore Ravens in the National Football League playoffs on Saturday.</p> <p>Manning and the Broncos are gunning for their 12th win in a row this season in the divisional round against the Ravens, a team he has beaten nine consecutive times, with eight of those coming with the Indianapolis Colts dating back to 2002.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nfl-manning-puts-winning-streaks-line-against-ravens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baltimore Ravens National Football League Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:45:04 +0000 5732916 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-NFL-49ers' Kaepernick move gets test against Packers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/preview-nfl-49ers-kaepernick-move-gets-test-against-packers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - A bold mid-season quarterback change will get a high-profile test when Colin Kaepernick leads the San Francisco 49ers against Aaron Rodgers and the visiting Green Bay Packers in the NFL playoffs on Saturday.</p> <p>Kaepernick replaced signal caller Alex Smith, after the former top draft pick came out with a concussion in Week 10 and San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh decided to make the switch permanent, putting his faith in the second-year player.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/preview-nfl-49ers-kaepernick-move-gets-test-against-packers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colin Kaepernick National Football League Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:15:16 +0000 5732936 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Manning's comeback ends with 'stinging' loss to Ravens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/nfl-mannings-comeback-ends-stinging-loss-ravens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - Peyton Manning's bid to reach the Super Bowl in his comeback season ended miserably with a game-costing interception as the Denver Broncos quarterback handed victory to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.</p> <p>The 36-year-old four-time National Football League (NFL) Most Valuable Player was left to wonder what could have been after Baltimore secured a 38-35 double overtime win that ended Manning's season on his home field.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/nfl-mannings-comeback-ends-stinging-loss-ravens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Peyton Manning Peyton Manning Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:00:03 +0000 5733714 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Brady powers Patriots past Texans and into AFC title game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/nfl-brady-powers-patriots-past-texans-and-afc-title-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 13 (Reuters) - Tom Brady set a record for most playoff wins by a quarterback in leading the New England Patriots to a 41-28 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday to move one win away from a second consecutive Super Bowl berth.</p> <p>Brady, who surpassed Hall of Famer Joe Montana with his 17th playoff win, finished 25 of 40 for 344 yards and three touchdown passes against Houston, setting up a rematch of last year's AFC title game with the Baltimore Ravens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/nfl-brady-powers-patriots-past-texans-and-afc-title-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Super Bowl MVPs Tom Brady Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:45:35 +0000 5733968 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-NFL-Brady powers Patriots in into AFC title game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-nfl-brady-powers-patriots-afc-title-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Patriots lose Rob Gronkowski for rest of playoffs</p> <p>* New England hosts Baltimore in AFC title game on Jan. 20 (Adds quotes and details)</p> <p>Jan 13 (Reuters) - Tom Brady set a record for most playoff wins by a quarterback in leading the New England Patriots to a 41-28 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday to move one win away from a second consecutive trip to the Super Bowl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-nfl-brady-powers-patriots-afc-title-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Super Bowl MVPs Tom Brady Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:00:28 +0000 5733972 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Brilliant brothers set up unique Super Bowl showdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/nfl-brilliant-brothers-set-unique-super-bowl-showdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens won their National Football League championships in stunning fashion on Sunday to set up an extraordinary sibling rivalry in next month's 47th Super Bowl.</p> <p>The 49ers, coached by Jim Harbaugh, overturned a 17 point deficit to beat the Atlanta falcons 28-24 in the NFC decider before the Ravens, under the guidance of Jim's older brother John, stunned the highly-fancied New England Patriots 28-13 in the AFC title game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/nfl-brilliant-brothers-set-unique-super-bowl-showdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League National Football League playoffs Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:00:31 +0000 5737101 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-49ers finally get chance to add to glory years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/nfl-49ers-finally-get-chance-add-glory-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>ATLANTA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The team of the 1980s are back, at last.</p> <p>The San Francisco 49ers, one of the great franchises of the National Football League, will finally return to the Super Bowl in search of a record-equaling sixth Lombardi Trophy when they face the Baltimore Ravens on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/nfl-49ers-finally-get-chance-add-glory-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:45:24 +0000 5737503 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Ravens QB Flacco winning respect with Super Bowl berth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/nfl-ravens-qb-flacco-winning-respect-super-bowl-berth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>Jan 21 (Reuters) - Underrated Joe Flacco said before the season that he thought he was the best quarterback in the NFL, and he backed up his self-confidence by leading the Baltimore Ravens into the Super Bowl.</p> <p>The strong-armed Flacco threw three touchdown passes through blustery wind in a second-half surge that carried Baltimore to a 28-13 road victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC championship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/nfl-ravens-qb-flacco-winning-respect-super-bowl-berth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Joe Flacco Joe Flacco National Football League Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 01:00:30 +0000 5737524 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-49ers' Moss gets surprise second shot at Super Bowl http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/nfl-49ers-moss-gets-surprise-second-shot-at-super-bowl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>Jan 22 (Reuters) - At his peak Randy Moss had a reputation for being as temperamental as he was talented.</p> <p>But now, credited with being a mentor and a wise voice of experience in the San Francisco 49ers locker room, the 35-year-old wide receiver is making an unexpected trip back to the Super Bowl in the twilight of his career.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/nfl-49ers-moss-gets-surprise-second-shot-at-super-bowl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Randy Moss Randy Moss Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:00:15 +0000 5738102 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-NFL-Players' effort to determine Pro Bowl's future http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/preview-nfl-players-effort-determine-pro-bowls-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - Being picked for the National Football League's (NFL) all-star game is an honour reserved for top players. It is a tradition, now in its 63rd year, that began more than a decade before the first Super Bowl was played.</p> <p>But for the elite band of players chosen to represent either the American Football Conference or National Football Conference in Sunday's Pro Bowl in Hawaii, it can also be a mixed blessing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/preview-nfl-players-effort-determine-pro-bowls-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Football League National Football League Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:00:27 +0000 5739723 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-49ers' Moss: 'I'm the greatest receiver ever' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/nfl-49ers-moss-im-the-greatest-receiver-ever <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>NEW ORLEANS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - San Francisco 49er Randy Moss boldly declared himself on Tuesday as the greatest wide receiver to play the game, a statement that will raise many eyebrows, including among his team's fans.</p> <p>Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, a three-time Super Bowl champion with the 49ers and the National Football League's all-time leader in receptions, touchdown receptions and yards, is widely viewed as the greatest to play the position.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/nfl-49ers-moss-im-the-greatest-receiver-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Randy Moss Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:45:07 +0000 5741216 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Ravens QB Flacco grows into leadership role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/nfl-ravens-qb-flacco-grows-leadership-role <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>NEW ORLEANS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - He is the "Cool Joe" that makes the Baltimore Ravens go, and in Sunday's Super Bowl quarterback Joe Flacco could take a giant step toward assuming the team's leadership role from retiring linebacker Ray Lewis.</p> <p>The strong-armed quarterback, quiet but brimming with confidence, lifted his game in the postseason, throwing eight touchdowns without an interception and earning consideration as one of the game's top quarterbacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/nfl-ravens-qb-flacco-grows-leadership-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Joe Flacco Joe Flacco National Football League Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:45:37 +0000 5741328 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: Super Bowl Most Valuable Players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/nfl-super-bowl-most-valuable-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>List of the past 10 Super Bowl Most Valuable Players:</p> <p>Year Player Team Position</p> <p>2012 Eli Manning, New York Giants, QB</p> <p>2011 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, QB</p> <p>2010 Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, QB</p> <p>2009 Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers, WR</p> <p>2008 Eli Manning, New York Giants, QB</p> <p>2007 Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts, QB</p> <p>2006 Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers, WR</p> <p>2005 Deion Branch, New England Patriots, WR</p> <p>2004 Tom Brady, New England Patriots, QB</p> <p>2003 Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, S</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/nfl-super-bowl-most-valuable-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eli Manning National Football League Super Bowl MVPs AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:30:35 +0000 5742373 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Brothers go head-to-head in Super Bowl like no other http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nfl-brothers-go-head-head-super-bowl-no-other <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>NEW ORLEANS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A National Football League (NFL) season where nothing seemed to follow the script has produced a classic Super Bowl encounter with a subplot fit for a Hollywood blockbuster.</p> <p>Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will be the first time in the 47 years of the Super Bowl that two brothers will go head-to-head for the biggest prize in American Football, not on the field, but on the sidelines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nfl-brothers-go-head-head-super-bowl-no-other" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football National Football League Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:17:42 +0000 5742992 at http://www.globalpost.com