Share “NFL Today”

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 19, 2014 at 11:37 pm •  Published: January 19, 2014
Advertisement

SCOREBOARD

Sunday, Feb. 2

Seattle vs. Denver, 6:30 p.m. Russell Wilson's Seahawks (15-3) take on Peyton Manning's Broncos (15-3) for the NFL title at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The two conference champs had the best records in the league this year, the second time the top seeds have gotten to the Super Bowl in 20 seasons. It's also a classic matchup of Denver's record-setting offense against the NFL's stingiest defense. Denver opened as a one-point favorite over Seattle on the Glantz-Culver Line.

___

STARS

Passing

— Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 32 of 43 for 400 yards and two touchdowns and Denver advanced to the Super Bowl with a 26-16 victory over the New England Patriots.

— Russell Wilson, Seahawks, completed 16 of 25 passes for 215 yards and a score — a 35-yarder on fourth down in the fourth quarter — in Seattle's NFC championship game-clinching 23-17 win over San Francisco.

___

Rushing

— Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Seattle's 23-17 victory over San Francisco.

— Colin Kaepernick, 49ers, had 130 yards rushing, the second-most in a playoff game by a quarterback, on 11 carries but San Francisco lost 23-17 at Seattle.

___

Receiving

— Demaryius Thomas, Broncos, caught seven passes for 134 yards and a TD in Denver's 26-16 win over New England.

— Julius Thomas, Broncos, had eight receptions for 85 yards to help Denver top New England 26-16.

— Julian Edelman, Patriots, caught 10 passes for 89 yards and a score in a losing cause and New England fell to Denver 26-16.

— Doug Baldwin, Seahawks, had 106 yards receiving on six receptions in Seattle's 23-17 win over San Francisco.

___

Special Teams

— Matt Prater, Broncos, kicked four field goals, including a 54-yarder in the fourth quarter, in Denver's 26-16 victory over New England.

— Steven Hauschka, Seahawks, had three field goals in Seattle's 23-17 victory over San Francisco.

___

Defense

— Malcolm Smith, Seahawks, intercepted a pass off a tip from teammate Richard Sherman in the end zone to seal Seattle's 23-17 victory over San Francisco.

— Terrance Knighton, Broncos, sacked Tom Brady on a fourth-down play in the third quarter to stop a drive by New England in Denver's 26-16 win.

— Aldon Smith, 49ers, had a fumble recovery on Seattle's first snap, leading to a field goal in San Francisco's 23-17 loss.

___

SUPER MATCHUP

The Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos marks the second time in 20 seasons — Indianapolis and New Orleans in 2010 — that the top seeds have gotten to the big game. Denver's record-setting offense will face Seattle's No. 1-ranked defense, and the Broncos opened as an early one-point favorite.

Continue reading this story on the...