NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Super Bowl XLIX: 49 people who will impact Super Bowl 49

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    The Super Bowl always offers fascinating personalities and story lines. Some you know about, some you don’t. In honor of Super Bowl 49, here are 49 people who will impact your Super Sunday.

  • Lowest prices on last-minute Super Bowl tickets near $9,000

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — In previous years, the scenario for getting Super Bowl tickets at a reasonable price was simply waiting until the last possible minute to buy. That was how it played out last year in New York where many fans got into MetLife Stadium by purchasing tickets the day of the game for...

  • Seahawks 1 win away from 1st Super Bowl repeat in 10 years

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A year ago, Pete Carroll stood at a podium in a New York City hotel, less than 12 hours after his Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. He spoke about what would happen next. "The first meeting that we'll have," Carroll said, "will be tomorrow." Sounded a...

  • Packers: Favre Hall of Fame induction banquet sold out

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A banquet for Brett Favre's induction into the Packers Hall of Fame is sold out. The Packers made the announcement Saturday. About 1,600 people are expected to attend the July 18 banquet. Favre's number, No. 4, will be retired at the event. Favre's name and number also...

  • Pats backup QB Garoppolo helps defense prepare for Wilson

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it. By the time the game starts Sunday night, Jimmy Garoppolo will have done his primary job of preparing the team's defense by imitating speedy Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in...

  • Super Bowl: NBC analyst Rodney Harrison doesn't have fond memories of Glendale

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Harrison will be part of NBC’s six-hour Super Bowl pregame show

  • Operation Enduring Repect chooses Dustin Butler of Tahlequah for Super Bowl trip

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    U.S. Marine Corps veteran Dustin Butler of Tahlequah was chosen by the national nonprofit Operation Enduring Respect for an all-expense paid trip to the game.

  • Team Roberts want to thank Oklahomans for Super Bowl trip — but really, we should be thanking them

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The Edmond family knows it wouldn’t have gotten a trip to the Super Bowl without the support of people in our fair state. But the truth is, we should be thanking them. What an inspiration.

  • Seahawks vs. Patriots: Key matchups in Super Bowl

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Matchups for the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium: When the Seahawks (14-4) have the ball: If the Patriots can tame the Beast, they will have a big head start toward a fourth NFL championship since 2001. RB Marshawn...

  • SUPER BOWL: Profiles of key New England players

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Projected starters and key players for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl: OFFENSE Tom Brady, QB (12), 6-4, 225, 15th season, Michigan All-time great heading for his sixth Super Bowl, most of any starting QB in NFL history. ... Holds league postseason record for...

  • Seattle's Chancellor falls in practice but probable for game

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Strong safety Kam Chancellor was a new addition to the Seattle Seahawks injury report on Friday but is probable for Sunday's game against New England. Chancellor fell near the goal line on the second-to-last play of Friday's practice according to the pool report. He walked...

  • SUPER BOWL: Profiles of key Seattle players

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Projected starters and key players for the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl: OFFENSE Russell Wilson, QB (3), 5-11, 206, 3rd season, Wisconsin Holds NFL record for wins at start of career with 42, including postseason ... Third-round draftee who immediately seized...

  • Chargers hire ex-49ers coach Nolan as linebackers coach

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers have hired former San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Nolan as linebackers coach. Nolan most recently had been the Atlanta Falcons' defensive coordinator. He replaces Joe Barry, who was hired as Washington's defensive coordinator. Nolan coached the 49ers...

  • Seahawks' D could earn spot in NFL lore with Super Bowl win

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — As it is, a pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history. The Seahawks are the first team since coach Buddy Ryan's 1985-86 Chicago Bears to...

  • Special teams could determine Super Bowl champion

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — While Russell Wilson was throwing interceptions in the NFC championship game, punter Jon Ryan kick-started Seattle's rally with his arm. Could the Seahawks try another fake field goal against New England in the Super Bowl? "This overall arching thought that once a trick play has...

  • Goodell: No specific plans for Los Angeles

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The NFL hasn't yet zeroed in on a specific team for a possible move to Los Angeles, and any move will be subject to the league's relocation policy, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The Rams, Chargers and Raiders are candidates to move to the country's second-largest...

  • Record defense is why Seattle will win 2nd straight

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football. And as we saw in last year's Super Bowl, defense still usually wins. "We've got a lot of...

  • Carroll says decision is Sherman's if baby arrives early


    PHOENIX (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than expected. Carroll said during a joint news conference with New England...

  • Column: Goodell talks a lot, and says very little


    PHOENIX (AP) — No, Roger Goodell is not going to give himself a pay cut. Won't trim even a measly $1 million off his $44 million salary. Not voluntarily, anyway, even after a disastrous year that shook the NFL to its core. He's also not going to resign and, no, he doesn't expect to be fired....

  • Bears extend receivers coach's contract


    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have extended receivers coach Mike Groh's contract. Groh, who just completed his second year, has helped produce a combined three 1,000-yard seasons by Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. Jeffery had 1,421 yards in 2013 and 1,133 this season....

  • Patriots should edge Seahawks for fourth Super Bowl win


    PHOENIX (AP) — Go ahead, pile on the Patriots. Declare the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era over after they split their first four games this season. Call them cheaters when their footballs lose too much air. Predict the Legion of Boom will bring the hammer down on Rob Gronkowski. Then jump on the...

  • Titans fire vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have fired vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson and streamlined their football administration. The Titans announced the moves Friday. General manager Ruston Webster also announced that both Blake Beddingfield, the Titans' director of...

  • NFL's Goodell seeks to look past 'tough year,' to future


    PHOENIX (AP) — As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on. "As an organization, and as an individual, it's been a tough year," Goodell said...

  • Packers dump special teams coordinator Slocum after gaffes


    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers released special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum on Friday, less than two weeks after mistakes marred their loss in the NFC title game in Seattle. Coach Mike McCarthy announced the move and thanked Slocum, who was with Green Bay for nine years and...

  • London games to all start early next season


    PHOENIX (AP) — All three NFL games in London next season will start in the afternoon there, allowing the league to broadcast tripleheaders in the United States on those Sundays. The NFL experimented with the 9:30 a.m. EDT (2:30 p.m. London) start time this season when the Lions played the...


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