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Super Bowl odds: Broncos are slight favorites over Seahawks - Mile High Report
Oddsmakers are having a tough time pinning the odds for Super Bowl XLVIII between the Broncos and Seahawks, according to reports.

Denver Broncos Video

BTV Highlights: Broncos vs. Patriots |
Field level highlights from Sunday's win over the Patriots.

AFC Championship Time Lapse |
Watch a time lapse of the Broncos' AFC Championship Game victory.

Thomas: 'We Are Excited' |
TE Julius Thomas on the team's mindset a day after winning the AFC Championship.

Trevathan: 'Young Guys Stepped Up' |
LB Danny Trevathan talks about the defense's performance during the playoffs.

Fox on Feelings the Day After |
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press about the plan for this week and getting ready to travel to the Super Bowl.

Did AFC Championship win improve Peyton Manning's legacy? - NFL Videos
The "NFL Total Access" crew discusses whether Peyton Manning proved his doubters wrong with the Broncos victory over the Patriots in the AFC Championship game.

Mind Blowing Stats: Does defense win championships? - NFL Videos
With the top-ranked offense in the Denver Broncos facing the top-ranked defense in the Seattle Seahawks, the "NFL Total Access" crew debates whether the moniker of defense wins championships holds true.

Super Bowl XLVIII News

Broncos fulfill the promise of a promise - Denver Broncos Blog - ESPN
When Hall of Famer John Elway sat across a nicely appointed desk from Peyton Manning, whose gold jacket is a future given, a promise was made.

Denver Broncos defense has found a groove - ESPN
The chip was there for all to see, the Denver Broncos simply picked it up and it put it on their defense's shoulders.

Super Bowl XLVIII storylines we won't get sick of -
Unfortunately, we have to two wait two weeks until Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off. But there are plenty of storylines to keep us entertained until then. Here are some of our favorites.

Fox Outlines Broncos’ Super Bowl Bye Week Schedule |
Head Coach John Fox talked about the team’s schedule for the bye week before Super Bowl XLVIII.

Super Bowl season for Broncos a tribute to Pat Bowlen - The Denver Post
Amid the orange madness, as the Broncos celebrated their 26-16 dismantling of New England, the man who made all this crazy happiness possible stood quiet as a ghost, alone in the crowd.

For Broncos, seventh heaven in trip to Super Bowl - The Denver Post
The Denver Broncos are headed to the Super Bowl. It's Super bowl VII for Denver, Super Bowl III for Peyton Manning, John Fox and Wes Welker. Super Bowl I for Champ Bailey.

John Elway, Broncos Front Office Killed It in 2013 - Predominantly Orange
There’s no other way to put it, except to say that John Elway and the Denver Broncos front office absolutely killed it in 2013. They’ve nailed it.

With a Super Bowl Win, Manning 2013 Will Be The Greatest QB Season Ever | Football Perspective
In 1984, Dan Marino set an NFL record with 48 touchdown passes, but his Dolphins lost in the Super Bowl. Twenty years later, Peyton Manning broke Marino’s record, but he lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Patriots in the playoffs.

Seattle Seahawks will win Super Bowl XLVIII - NFL Videos
New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson joins "NFL Around the League Primetime" and says the Seattle Seahawks will win Super Bowl XLVIII.

2014: Championship Sunday REMIX - NFL Videos
Miss out on Sunday's game action? Relive all the drama and spectacular moments from the conference championship games in this epic video.

Broncos, Seahawks set for crazy media coverage before the big game -
The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will be under more cameras than ever before leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII.

Super Bowl 2014: Broncos will wear orange home jerseys -
The Broncos will be playing almost 2,000 miles from Sports Authority Field in the Super Bowl, but they're bringing a touch of home to New York.

Denver Broncos headed to 7th championship game -
Peyton Manning will be the third quarterback to start in the Super Bowl with two teams.

Super Bowl 2014: Seahawks clinch 2nd trip to big game -
For just the second time in franchise history, the Seattle Seahawks are headed to the Super Bowl.

AFC Championship News

ReFo: Patriots @ Broncos, AFC Championship |
Not only were the AFC’s top two seeds still intact for the conference championship game, but we had the added storyline of hall of fame quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady going head to head for the 15th time in their career.

Broncos reach Super Bowl behind Peyton Manning, top Patriots - The Denver Post
The orange-clad, sellout crowd - finally freed from Peyton Manning's orders to stay quiet - let loose with loud, uninhibited roars. For the first time in 15 years, the Broncos are going to the Super Bowl.

Patriots-Broncos hits best TV rating since "The Drive" - The Denver Post
The Broncos' victory Sunday over the New England Patriots produced an astounding 81.2 local audience share on CBS4.

Next Day Notebook: Broncos vs. Patriots |
The Broncos earned a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII – and, in the process, overcame a season's worth of obstacles and adversity.

Terrance Knighton, Danny Trevathan ignite Broncos defense against Pats | The MMQB
No Von Miller? No Chris Harris? No problem. The Broncos relied on linebacker Danny Trevathan and nosetackle Terrance Knighton—wait, who?—to make the crucial stops in the AFC title game.

Broncos' John Fox brushes off Bill Belichick's allegations | USA Today
Denver Broncos coach John Fox chose not to fire back at Bill Belichick on Monday afternoon after the New England Patriots coach inferred earlier in the day that Broncos receiver Wes Welker made a dirty hit on cornerback Aqib Talib in the AFC Championship Game.

The Broncos Breakdown: AFC Championship: Denver 26, New England 16 | Cover 32
In a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated, the Broncos dominated the Patriots on both sides of the ball, holding Tom Brady and Co. to a mere three points through three quarters while Peyton Manning dissected the New England defense with aplomb.

Broncos-Patriots AFC Championship: Aftermath | Bronco Planet
The Denver Broncos won their 7th AFC title today by getting rid of that Monkey (Tom Brady & the Patriots) off their back. Though the final score ended up 26-16, the game wasn’t that close at all. Denver’s Offense cruised out to a 10 point lead before the Pats could respond.

Denver Broncos' AFC Championship Recap - Predominantly Orange
"Start spreadin’ the news!!!"…HURRY, HURRY…we’re leavin in six days…OMAHA, OMAHA…we’re gonna be a part of it SUPER BOWL, SUPER BOWL!!! (Thanks ‘Ol Blue Eyes!)

NFC Championship News

ReFo: 49ers @ Seahawks, NFC Championship |
So after one almighty slugfest between two incredibly physical football teams the stage is set and the Seattle Seahawks head to their second Super Bowl hoping to win their first Lombardi Trophy against a former AFC West foe.

Advanced NFL Stats: NFCCG SF-SEA Observations
As expected, this was a real defensive slugfest. The winning QB had -3.4 EPA. Kaepernick posted -0.28 WPA and 2.2 AYPA. Both offensive lines were beaten soundly. SF's notched -5.4 EPA and SEA's had -2.6 EPA.

2014 NFL Championship Sunday: And then there were two -
A shootout between two Hall of Fame quarterbacks never materialized, as Peyton Manning picked apart the Patriots defense on his way to a third Super Bowl appearance.

Richard Sherman explains the Crabtree incident and postgame interview | The MMQB
I show passion on the football field—but that’s only a small part of who I am. If you want to judge me, I can handle it.

The improvised fourth-down play that sent Seattle to Super Bowl 48 | The MMQB
How a gutsy coaching change-of-mind, a deceptive double snap count and three quick-thinking receivers in tune with their quarterback put the Seahawks over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

Tom Brady comments on Richard Sherman's rant -
Richard Sherman lit the NFL world on fire with his postgame tirade directed at Michael Crabtree. Sherman's old nemesis, Tom Brady, didn't hide his views on the cornerback's comments.

Super Bowl bound for second time in franchise history, in the most fitting way possible - Field Gulls
I couldn't ask for a better group of players to represent Seattle in the Super Bowl. This is just a perfect fit.

Richard Sherman's postgame interview becomes instant NFL legend -
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman shared some impassioned words about 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree after Sunday's NFC Championship win. It's already become the stuff of legend.

NFL Related News

Peyton Manning, Broncos vs. Richard Sherman, Seahawks in Super Bowl 48 | The MMQB
You've heard the story tons of times by now, but that doesn’t make it any less spectacular. Twenty-two months ago, Peyton Manning came to Denver, not knowing how, or if, his tale would continue.

5 up, 5 down for Sunday | National Football Post
Richard Sherman erupts following a brilliant play that sent his Seahawks to the Super Bowl.

Monday Morning MD | National Football Post
A look at what an extra week of rest can do for injured players attempting to take the field during the Super Bowl.

They shouldn't have turned off the lights in the middle of the Super Bowl -
Last season, the Superdome's lights suddenly shut off -- right in the middle of the Super Bowl. No matter the reason, it was a poor decision to turn them off, and the NFL should think carefully before doing the same this year.

2014 NFL mock draft: Senior Bowl week -
It's Senior Bowl week, but just how many players in Mobile, Ala. could land in the first round?

NFL considering proposal to abolish extra points -
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league eventually might abolish extra points for a brand-new scoring system. Will the PAT attempt be the next NFL rule-change casualty?

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