Between the beer, wings, nacho dips, betting squares, commercials, and everything else that has become ingrained into our football culture, one thing for sure is that the Seahawks’ offense and especially their defense did not disappoint. (more)
Patriots go-to wide out Wes Welker recently emphasized his sole focus to the media on Sunday despite facing an expiring contract after Super Bowl XLVI. The 4x Pro Bowler is due to make $2 million in the final season of his five-year, $18 million deal. (more)
The $1.6 billion New Meadowlands Stadium was just recently selected as the site for Super Bowl XLVIII. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was proud to make the official announcement yesterday afternoon, saying “It’s a historic moment for the league.” The newly agreed location leaves the slight chance for a complete home game between the AFC’s New York Jets and NFC’s New York Giants.
The projected date for the event is February 2nd, when temperatures usually range from 22-37 degrees. “Obviously it will be cold, but that’s what playing football is all about,” said Giants QB Eli Manning. “I’ve been in the Super Bowl and I’ve been to a couple of Super Bowls and if you’re not in it, the Super Bowl is an event and it’s kind of a place to be and there’s no better place to be than New York City for that vibe and that atmosphere.” Check back for more NFL offseason updates right here at AceTicket.com!
Colts Defensive End Dwight Freeney has been struggling with ankle problems since their January 24th AFC Championship victory over the New York Jets. He was swarmed by reporters alongside fellow teammate Peyton Manning Monday afternoon at Super Bowl media day. Most questions directed towards Freeney were related to the third-degree ankle sprain he hopes to overcome by Sunday. The five-time Pro Bowler is doing his best to keep optimistic, saying “I’m day to day, and I see myself playing on Sunday.”
The Indianapolis coaching staff is certainly preparing to go on without their veteran DE on Sunday. Coach Jim Caldwell mentioned the fact that Freeney hasn’t been able to join his teammates in practice since their last home stand at Lucas Oil Stadium. “We’re preparing as if he is not going to play,” said Caldwell. “If we happen to get an opportunity to get him in there, we’ll do so.” Super Bowl XLIV tickets are still available with us at AceTicket.com!
Texans QB Matt Schaub collected MVP rights after throwing for 189 yards and two touchdowns to lead the AFC past the NFC 41-34 in this year’s offensive friendly Pro Bowl yesterday in Miami. “It’s a game you watch growing up as a kid and wonder if you could ever be in,” said Schaub. “To actually be a part of it is incredible.” The attendance for the game was 70,697, marking the second largest audience in the events history.
Vincent Jackson led in receiving with 122 yards and a TD from just seven receptions. Ray Rice took control from the ground with 42 yards during his short amount of time on field. The NFC was able to tie it up with a 39 yard field goal courtesy of David Akers early in the fourth. Chris Johnson ran in for six with five minutes remaining to solidify the W for the AFC. The main event at Sun Life Stadium is now just six days away. Super Bowl XLIV tickets are now available!
Garrett Hartley came through with a convincing 40 yard field goal for the New Orleans Saints to claim NFC Champions over the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 in OT at the Louisiana Superdome Sunday afternoon. In a game that featured nine fumbles and two interceptions, Brett Favre ended Minnesota’s final chance in Saints territory with a pick in the closing seconds in regulation. From there the Saints were able to win the coin toss and celebrate early 4:45 into the extra block.
“It was as loud as I have ever heard it in the dome,” said QB Drew Brees. “It feels so good to know we have given our fans an NFC championship. We have another championship to go after in two weeks.”
Favre (a 19-year veteran) is currently contemplating retirement following one of the best statistical seasons of his career. The Mississippi native shares a great amount of respect for the Saints, saying “I would have loved to represent the NFC but as I told Sean throughout the year when we talked, if it’s not us, I hope it’s you guys.”
New Orleans will matchup with the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, February 2nd.
The Indianapolis Colts were able to score 17 second half points while holding the New York Jets scoreless to declare the 30-17 victory in Sunday’s AFC Championship contest at Lucas Oil Stadium. Peyton Manning was brilliant through all four quarters, throwing for 377 yards and three touchdowns from 26 completions. The four time MVP became the first player in NFL history with seven 300 yard games in the playoffs, just recently passing Kurt Warner and Joe Montana.
“The guys have always been a very confident bunch and they do a great job of hanging in there,” said coach Jim Caldwell. “Peyton had just an outstanding game. He’s one of those guys that can adjust to different situations. A real champion.”
Following a defensive battle in the first block, the Colts were first to score when Matt Stover sent one through the uprights from 25 yards out to start the second. The Jets responded with Mark Sanchez hitting Braylon Edwards for 80 yards, marking their longest reception of the season. Indianapolis came together for a touchdown to end the half to make it 17-13 in favor of the Jets. From there it was all Peyton and Co. with two more TD’s and another field goal for the extra insurance.
Indianapolis will now move on to Land Shark Stadium in Miami, FL for Super Bowl XLIV, where they’ll meet up with the NFC champion New Orleans Saints.