EA Sports slams Seattle Seahawks with tweet about Super Bowl loss
For the latest installment of its popular “Madden NFL” video game, EA Sports revealed Tuesday that its highest-rated running back is Marshawn Lynch. The Seattle Seahawks star dethroned last year’s top back, Adrian Peterson, who came in second.
Lynch received an overall rating of 96, getting a league-best 99 in the Stiff Arm category, in addition to a 98 in Trucking, which seems appropriate for a player nicknamed “Beast Mode.”
But the Seahawks questioned EA Sports decision to only rate Lynch with the 98 in “Trucking.” So they hit up the video game maker on Twitter to ask them why not give their running back a 99.
EA Sports response was hilarious as they questioned the Seahawks decision to take the ball out of Lynch’s hand and pass the ball on the goal line during Super Bowl XLIX.
The Seahawks took the Twitter ‘five fingers to the face’ and admitted that they got got.
EA Sports did have an excuse for the rather funny response.
ELWAY & THE BRONCOS FINALLY GET THEIR FIRST SUPER BOWL VICTORY, TERRELL DAVIS IS NAMED SUPER BOWLMVP & PLAYED MOST OF THE GAME WITH A MIGRAINE THAT CAUSED HIM NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE:
In 1997, the Broncos went 12–4, securing a wild card spot in the playoffs. Following playoff wins over the Jaguars, Chiefs andSteelers, the Broncos faced the heavily favored Packers in Super Bowl XXXII. Davis led the Broncos to their first Super Bowl victory, 31–24. Although Elway completed only 12 of his 22 passes, throwing one interception and no touchdowns, he executed what was perhaps the game’s best-known play, known as The Helicopter, when he boldly ran for a crucial first down while surviving strong hits from two safeties as he jumped through the air like a propeller.Terrell Davis was able to overcome a severe migraine headache that caused him blurred vision and rush for 157 yards and three touchdowns to earn Super Bowl MVP honors.
Super Bowl XXXII was an American football game between theNational Football Conference (NFC) champion Green Bay Packers and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1997 season. The Broncos defeated the Packers by the score of 31–24. The game was played on January 25, 1998 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, the second time that the Super Bowl was held in that city. Super Bowl XXXII also made Qualcomm Stadium the only stadium in history to have the Super Bowl and the World Series in the same year.
This was Denver’s first league championship after suffering four previous Super Bowl losses, and snapped a 13-game losing streak for AFC teams in the Super Bowl (the previous being the Los Angeles Raiders’ win in Super Bowl XVIII after the 1983 season). The Broncos, who entered the game after posting a 12–4 regular season record in 1997, became just the second wild card team to win a Super Bowl and the first since the Raiders in Super Bowl XV. The Packers, who entered the game as the defending Super Bowl XXXI champions after posting a 13–3 regular season record, were the first team favored to win by double digits to lose a Super Bowl since Super Bowl IV.
The game was close throughout much of the contest. The Broncos converted two turnovers to take a 17–7 lead in the second quarter before the Packers cut the score to 17–14 at halftime. Green Bay kept pace with Denver in the second half before tying the game with 13:32 remaining. Both defenses stiffened until Broncos running back Terrell Davis scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:45 left. Despite suffering a migraine headache that caused him to miss most of the second quarter, Davis (a San Diego native) was named Super Bowl MVP. He ran for 157 yards, caught two passes for 8 yards, and scored a Super Bowl record three rushing touchdowns.
49ERS MEET UP WITH THE NEW HOT GUNSLINGER JOHN ELWAY IN SUPER BOWL XXIV & JUST LIKE HE DID WITH MARINO, MONTANA SHOWS ELWAY WHO THE GREATEST QB OF ALL TIME IS, MONTANA BROUGHT HIS MAGIC ALL GAME BREAKING SB RECORDS & CRUSHING THE BRONCOS 55-10, MONTANA IS NAMED SUPER BOWL MVP, THIS WAS THE LAST SUPER BOWL IN THE MONTANA ERA:
The following year, coach Bill Walsh retired, and his defensive coordinator and handpicked successor, George Seifert, took over head coaching duties. The 49ers then steamrolled through the league to finish 14–2 and gain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Their two losses were by a combined 5 points. In the first round, they crushed the Vikings, 41—13. In the NFC Championship game, they blew out the Los Angeles Rams 30–3 before crushing the Denver Broncos 55–10 inSuper Bowl XXIV – setting a record for points scored and widest margin of victory in a Super Bowl, amongst others. Montana himself set many Super Bowl records (some since tied or surpassed) en route to his third Super Bowl MVP. In winning the Super Bowl, the 49ers became the only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls under different head coaches. This 1989 championship squad is often regarded as one of the most dominant teams ever, winning all three playoff games by a combined 100 points.
Super Bowl XXIV was an American football game between theNational Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ersand the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1989 season. Played on January 28, 1990 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, the 49ers defeated the Broncos by the score of 55–10, winning their second consecutive Super Bowl, and tying the Pittsburgh Steelers with four Super Bowl victories. San Francisco also became the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls with two different head coaches; rookie head coach George Seiferttook over after Bill Walsh retired after the previous season’s Super Bowl.
The 49ers finished the 1989 regular season with a league best 14–2 record. The Broncos, who posted an 11–5 regular season record, entered the Super Bowl looking to avoid tying the Minnesota Vikingswith four Super Bowl losses.
This game remains the most lopsided game in Super Bowl history to date. San Francisco’s 55 points were the most ever scored by one team, and their 45-point margin of victory was the largest ever. The 49ers are also the only team to score at least eight touchdowns in a Super Bowl and at least two touchdowns in each quarter (the only mistake was a missed extra point attempt).
San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana was named the Super Bowl MVP, his third award in his fourth Super Bowl victory. He completed 22 of 29 passes for a total of 297 yards and a Super Bowl record 5 touchdowns, while also rushing for 15 yards. Montana’s 75.9 completion percentage was the second highest in Super Bowl history, and he also set a record by completing 13 consecutive passes during the game. Montana became the third player in league history to win both the Super Bowl MVP and the AP Most Valuable Player Awardduring the same season. Bart Starr and Terry Bradshaw also won both after the 1966 and 1978 seasons, respectively.
SUPER BOWL XLVII PINNED BROTHER VS BROTHER WHEN THE 49ERS & RAVENS WENT AT IT, BLACKOUTS, COMEBACKS IN THE END RAVENS WON THE SUPER BOWL FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THEIR HISTORY:
The Ravens’ attempt to convert Joe Flacco into a pocket passer remained a work in progress as the 2012 season began. Terrell Suggs suffered a tendon injury during an off-season basketball game and was unable to play for at least several weeks. In the opener on September 10, Baltimore routed Cincinnati 44-13. After this easy win, the team headed to Philadelphia. The Eagles had struggled during their Week 1 match in Cleveland and were not expected to win, but a bizarre game ensued thanks to the NFL facing another lockout mess, this one involving the league’s referees, who were replaced by ex-college officials. The replacement officials were widely criticized throughout the league. This game featured multiple quesionable calls that went against the Ravens, perhaps costing them the game 24-23.
Returning home for a primetime rematch of the AFC Championship, another bizarre game ensued. New England picked apart the Baltimore defense (which was considerably weakened without Terrell Suggs and some other players lost over the off-season) for the first half. Trouble began early in the game when a streaker ran out onto the field and had to be tackled by security, and accelerated when, at 2:18 in the 4th quarter, the referees made a holding call on RG Marshal Yanda. Enraged fans repeatedly chanted an obscenity at this penalty. The Ravens finally drove downfield and on the last play of the game, Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal to win the game 31-30, capping off a second intense and controversially-officiated game in a row for the Ravens.
The Ravens would win the AFC North with a 10-6 record, but finished 4th in the AFC playoff seeding, and thus had to play a wild-card game. After defeating the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 at home (the final home game of Ray Lewis), the Ravens traveled to Denver to play against the top seeded Broncos. In a very back-and-forth contest, the Ravens pulled out a 38-35 victory in overtime. They then won their 2nd AFC championship by coming back from a 13-7 halftime deficit to defeat the New England Patriots once again, 28-13.
The Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013, beating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.
Super Bowl XLVII was an American football game between theAmerican Football Conference (AFC) champion Baltimore Ravens and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the2012 season. The Ravens defeated the 49ers by the score of 34–31, handing the 49ers their first Super Bowl loss in franchise history. The game was played on February 3, 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Superdomein New Orleans, Louisiana. This was the tenth Super Bowl to be played in New Orleans, equaling Miami’s record of ten in an individual city.
For the first time in Super Bowl history, the game featured two brothers playing against each other—Jim and John Harbaugh, head coaches of the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, respectively—earning it the nickname Harbaugh Bowl or The Harbowl. In addition, Super Bowl XLVII was the first to feature two teams who had undefeated records in previous championship games (Baltimore, 1–0; San Francisco, 5–0). The 49ers, who posted a regular season record of 11–4–1, entered the game seeking their sixth Super Bowl win in team history (and first since 1995), which would have tied the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most by a franchise. The Ravens, who posted a 10–6 regular season record, made their second Super Bowl appearance in 12 years, having previously won Super Bowl XXXV. Ray Lewis, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) from that game, as well as the last remaining member of the inaugural Ravens roster from 1996, also played in this game, his last before his retirement from professional football.
Baltimore built a 28–6 lead early in the third quarter before a partial power outage in the Superdome suspended play for 34 minutes (earning the game the nickname Blackout Bowl). After play resumed, San Francisco scored 17 unanswered third-quarter points to cut the Ravens’ lead, 28–23, and continued to chip away in the fourth quarter. With the Ravens leading late in the game, 34–29, the 49ers advanced to the Baltimore 7-yard line just before the two-minute warning but turned the ball over on downs. The Ravens then took an intentional safety in the waning moments of the game to preserve the victory. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, who completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns, was named Super Bowl MVP. Flacco became the 4th quarterback in a row to receive MVP after Drew Brees at Super Bowl XLIV, Aaron Rodgers at Super Bowl XLV, and Eli Manning at Super Bowl XLVI.
CBS broadcast the game in the U.S., and charged an average of $4 million for a 30-second commercial during the game, the highest rate for any Super Bowl. According to Nielsen, Super Bowl XLVII was viewed by an estimated average of 108.69 million people in the United States, with a record 164.1 million tuning into at least six minutes of the game.] Beyoncé performed in the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, which featured a reunion with her fellow members from Destiny’s Child,Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Several Seahawks players 2015 salaries guaranteed as of Saturday
While the Seattle Seahawks are recovering from their crushing Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots, several of their players 2015 salaries became fully guaranteed as of midnight Friday night.
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin’s 2015 contract, worth $2.8 million, became guaranteed for $2.3 million Saturday. Baldwin also will receive a $1.6 million signing bonus.
Baldwin is under contract with Seattle through 2016, when he is scheduled to make $4 million with a $1.6 million signing bonus. In his four seasons with the Seahawks, Baldwin has totaled 196 catches for 2,757 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Defensive end Michael Bennett will receive his entire $6 million salary for the 2015. He played in all 16 games and registered seven sack.
Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril’s contract for 2015, with a base salary of $7.5 million, also become guaranteed on Saturday.
Avril signed a four-year extension with the Hawks in December and will earn $7 million in 2018 with a signing bonus of $500,000 and a roster bonus of $500,000 if he is still on the team.
The Seahawks will also be taking care of the “Legion of Boom,” who many consider to be the best secondary in the league.
Safety Kam Chancellor’s $4.55 million contract became guaranteed. He’s under contract with the Seahawks until 2017, and will earn a base salary of $6.8 million for the 205 season.
Chancellor totaled 78 tackles in 2014 with one interception and one forced fumble in 14 games. In five seasons with the Seahawks, he has totaled 398 tackles with eight interceptions.
Seahawks safety Earl Thomas had his $5.5 million base salary for the 2015 season fully guaranteed Saturday. He started 16 games in 2014 and registered 97 tackles with one interception.
New dad and cornerback Richard Sherman’s $10 million base salary for the 2015 season became fully guaranteed Saturday.
And just like Bennett, Sherman will receive his entire $6 million salary for the 2015 season after it became guaranteed and safety Earl Thomas also had his $5.5 million base salary for the 2015 season fully guaranteed Saturday.
The Seahawks will be handing out some big bucks during the offseason. They’re also expected to re-sign quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch to big money contracts.