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Seattle's Steven Hauschka wants to keep the PAT

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In recent months, some have pushed the idea of taking the “foot” out of football by eliminating extra-point kicks, which have become virtually automatic in the NFL.

Super Bowl XLVIII placekickers Steven Hauschka of Seattle and Matt Prater of Denver, for instance, have combined to make 421 of 426 PATs in their careers.

Not surprisingly, most NFL kickers are against the removal of an essential...

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Ronnie Lott wanted to play with Jets to play for Pete Carroll

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Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott is not remembered for his two seasons with the Jets.

But he remembers them fondly because of one of the men who coached him there -- Pete Carroll, now coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

"My time with the Jets were -- we had a great time," Lott told Newsday on Super Bowl radio row on Friday. "I had a great time because I was with Pete Carroll."

Lott, best known...

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Wes Welker encouraged by Super Bowl forecast

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After the mid-week snow and chill that gripped New York, Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is encouraged by an improving weather forecast that calls for a high of 48 degrees on Super Bowl Sunday, dropping to 29 at night with modest winds of 8 miles per hour.

By halftime around 8 p.m., Super Bowl XLVIII should be the coldest on record, but chances of snow are minimal.

“If it was going...

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'Pot Roast' wants it his way

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A lawsuit filed Thursday made allegations that Eli Manning and people with the Giants had sold fake game-worn memorabilia.

During Thursday's media availability leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, Broncos defensive lineman Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton was asked about it.

"That’s the first time I’ve heard that, he said. "That’s weird to me. I don’t...

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Joe Namath, Phil Simms to do Super Bowl's ceremonial coin toss

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We’ve known for months that Bruno Mars will be performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl on Sunday, but NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy announced Thursday during the halftime press conference that two other big names will be involved in the game day festivities.

Legendary Jets and Giants quarterbacks Joe Namath and Phil Simms will do the ceremonial coin toss...

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Super Bowl rings run in Bobby Wagner's family

Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner reacts with Seattle

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It turns out that Bobby Wagner has a family tradition to uphold.

The Seahawks middle linebacker is a cousin of Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and is looking to add to the family's collection of Super Bowl rings.

“I asked him for advice and he told me to enjoy the moment,” Wagner said of his two-time Super Bowl-winning relative. “Everybody thinks that they’re going to come back every...

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Matt Prater talks about kicking in bad weather

Denver Broncos place kicker Matt Prater celebrates a

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Matt Prater is ready in case Mother Nature throws him a curveball on Sunday.

The Broncos kicker went into nice detail on Thursday about what it's like to kick in bad weather and in less-than-ideal temperature.

MetLife Stadium has been known for swirling winds, and Accuweather calls for a high temperature of 45 degrees on Super Bowl Sunday.

“If it’s cold or snowing or raining, the...

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Wes Welker agrees with Richard Sherman

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Richard Sherman made it clear at Tuesday's Super Bowl Media Day (when he was asked football-related questions) that the Seattle Seahawks' defensive scheme is simple. They don't disguise anything.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker agreed with that assessment Thursday.

"They pretty much just line up, and say, ‘Hey we are better than you, and we’re going to beat you,'" Welker said....

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Marshawn Lynch says 'boss' a lot, boss

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands against a wall

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Everyone has that one word that they tend to use often in conversation. Marshawn Lynch's word: "boss."

The terse Seahawks running back said that word five times Wednesday during Seahawks media availability. Here's each instance of him using "boss" in an answer, per the NFL's quote sheet (spoiler alert: none of them have to do with "The Boss", a.k.a. New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen):

(on...

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Steven Hauschka thinks Matt Prater could hit a 75-yard field goal

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Could we see a 75-yard field goal in the NFL some day? Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka thinks so -- and that it'll be done by his Super Bowl XLVIII counterpart, Matt Prater.

Hauschka was asked during Wednesday's media availability if he thought someone would hit a 70-yarder in the NFL soon (it's been done one before at the high school level, by Jon Semerene of Cypress Hills HS in Weston, Fla....

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