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Broncos' Manning gets physical all-clear for 2014 season

(Reuters) - Peyton Manning, who led the Denver Broncos to an appearance in last month's Super Bowl, has been fully cleared to play next season, according to a report on the National Football League's website on Monday. The 37-year-old quarterback's annual checkup was mandated as part of the five-year, $96 million contract he signed in 2012 after missing the 2011 NFL season following multiple surgeries on his neck.

Seahawks crush Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl

Houston, Feb 3 (EFE).- The Seattle Seahawks crushed the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII, winning the first NFL championship in franchise history. "This one is for all time," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. "The first time in 35 years that Seattle has owned a world championship." The Seahawks' smothering defense kept Broncos star quarterback Peyton Manning off balance all night.

Analysis: Seahawks' total team effort stops Broncos

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seattle's "Legion of Boom" secondary made the noise this season as poster boys for the Seahawks' league-best defense, but it took a team effort to send the high powered Denver Broncos crashing in Super Bowl 48. Sunday's 43-8 trouncing at MetLife Stadium was one of the most lopsided ever in a Super Bowl and came against a Peyton Manning-led offense that had set an NFL record for points in a season.

Seahawks dominate Broncos for first-ever Super Bowl win

Seahawks dominate Broncos for first-ever Super Bowl win EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Seattle Seahawks now own their first Lombardi Trophy. They earned it convincingly, demolishing the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. The Seahawks broke the game open with a 69-yard interception return late in the second quarter and drove a stake through any thoughts of a comeback on the first play of the second half.

Super Bowl blowout leaves Manning legacy in question

By Steve Keating EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Peyton Manning confirmed his Hall of Fame credentials with another record-breaking season but his standing among the truly great quarterbacks remains uncertain after his Denver Broncos suffered a humiliating 43-8 Super Bowl loss on Sunday. After collecting his fifth National Football League most valuable player award on Saturday, Manning's place in the Canton, Ohio shrine is assured but the heavy loss against the Seattle Seahawks has left a cloud over his legacy.

NFL: Seahawks dominate for 22-0 Super Bowl half-time lead

Seattle's top-rated defense overwhelmed Denver's record-setting offense in the first half of Super Bowl 48, the Seahawks forcing two turnovers on the way to taking a 22-0 half-time lead Sunday. Denver quarterback Peyton Manning was intercepted twice, including a 69-yard pickoff by Malcolm Smith that was returned for a touchdown, and the Broncos needed almost 20 minutes simply to manage a first down.

NFL: Manning wins record fifth MVP award

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, set to lead the Broncos in Super Bowl 48 on Sunday, captured an unprecedented fifth NFL Most Valuable Player award on Saturday. The 37-year-old signal-caller, who rewrote the National Football League record book this season, won in a landslide, collecting 49 of 50 votes from a nationwide media panel with the ballots tabulated by the Associated Press. New England quarterback Tom Brady received the only other vote for the regular-season honor.

NFL: Manning wins record fifth MVP award

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, set to lead the Broncos in Super Bowl 48 on Sunday, captured an unprecedented fifth NFL Most Valuable Player award on Saturday. The 37-year-old signal-caller, who rewrote the National Football League record book this season, won in a landslide, collecting 49 of 50 votes from a nationwide media panel with the ballots tabulated by the Associated Press. New England quarterback Tom Brady received the only other vote for the regular-season honor.

NFL: Super Bowl rivals confident on eve of showdown

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. "And now we wait," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "We finished like I hoped we would finish and I thought our execution was very good." Denver coach John Fox was pleased with his team's effort as well.

Broncos vs Seahawks could join Super Bowl thriller list

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - With record-setting quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos matched against the fierce defense of the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday's Super Bowl has the potential to join a long list of title game thrillers. The last three National Football League championship games, in fact, have been nail biters with the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants and Green Bay Packers winning by a cumulative 13 points.
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