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

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, right, Joe Namath and

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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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Richard Sherman basks in Super Bowl Media Day

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman speaks to the

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NEWARK -- No less than 150 video cameras, cell phones and voice recorders captured all or parts of the things Richard Sherman said at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday.

And he reveled in every minute of the spotlight inside the Prudential Center, and not in a "Look at me! Look at me!" sort of way. Heck, he even started a few minutes before the official clock started and went a few minutes beyond...

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Ricardo Lockette's Super Bowl experience*

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) greets

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NEWARK -- Ricardo Lockette is the asterisk in the Seahawks’ inexperience.

While it is true that there are no players on the Seattle roster who have played in a Super Bowl, the first time that’s happened since the 1990 Bills were in the big game, Lockette is technically the one player who can at least say he’s been TO a Super Bowl. He was a member of the 49ers’ team last year, but he didn’t...

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Kam Chancellor: Richard Sherman's passion is misunderstood

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman answers questions during

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Richard Sherman might be a lightning rod for criticism, especially after his post-game rant from Seattle's NFC Championship Game victory over the 49ers. But Sherman's teammates have his back.

"They misunderstand his passion, his passion for the game," Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor said of the widespread criticism of Sherman's outburst during an interview with Erin Andrews on the Fox broadcast....

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Will Marshawn Lynch skip Super Bowl media day?

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch looks on

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The list of Seahawks players and coaches who will sit at the 18 podiums on Media Day at the Prudential Center on Tuesday was conspicuously absent one premier name: Marshawn Lynch.

The notoriously media-shy running back was not included among those who will hold court at the first mandatory media appearance of the week. While it would not be unlikely for Lynch to blow off the event and take...

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Seahawks take over Giants' facility

KAM CHANCELLOR, Seahawks safety On his intimidation to

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The Seahawks practiced at the Giants’ facility on Monday, their first visit to their home base of football operations for this Super Bowl week. Opinions varied.

“It’s a really nice facility,” wide receiver Golden Tate said. “The food is great [and] the field was awesome. The locker room was nice. It’s very similar to ours. I felt comfortable being able to break loose."

Safety Kam Chancellor...

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Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond agrees with Belichick on Welker's hit on Talib

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Renton WA – Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond said he and his teammates are ready for the kind of plays that Bill Belichick this week called “one of the worst plays I’ve seen.” And he said that the perpetrator of that play, Wes Welker, gets away with it because of his stature in the league.

It was a play in which Broncos wide receiver Welker came across the field and hit Patriots cornerback...

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Whatever 'Omaha' means, Seahawks don't care

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RENTON, Wash. -- The game will come down to Denver vs. Seattle, but don’t count out Omaha.

That city, of course, has gained some measure of national recognition this month as the favorite check of Peyton Manning, who routinely barks the word at the line of scrimmage dozens of times each game. The Seahawks defense, though, says it isn’t going to fall for it. Rather than try to figure out what...

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