CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 24:  Kurt Coleman #20 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after intercepting a pass intended for John Brown #12 of the Arizona Cardinals at the end of the first half during the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Eight unlikely heroes in Super Bowl 50

Believe it or not, there will be players suiting up for Super Bowl 50 not named Cam Newton or Peyton Manning. The history of the Super Bowl is dotted with players like Jack Squirek, Larry Brown and Malcolm Butler, relative unknowns who became household names in the Super Bowl. The Panthers and Broncos reached the […]

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Super Bowl Babies serenade viewers in new commercial

The NFL is either trying to tell us that Super Bowl victories increase birth rates, or that Libras and Scorpios are really good singers. In a new NFL commercial featuring Seal, set to the music of “Kiss from a Rose,” a choir of “Super Bowl babies” sing about how their parents’ favorite teams won the Super Bowl and […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03:  Wide receiver Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Giants catches a 13-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter over Ellis Hobbs #27 of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Remembering the greatest finishes in Super Bowl history

In the lead up to Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, The Sports Daily will be remembering some of the most iconic moments and players from Super Bowl history. Our series continues with the greatest finishes in the game’s history: Super Bowl XLII The New York Giants ended the New England Patriots’ bid […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots signals in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Remembering the most prolific QB performances in Super Bowl history

In the lead up to Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, The Sports Daily will be remembering some of the most iconic moments and players from Super Bowl history. Our series continues with the best quarterback performances in the NFL’s biggest game: Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers (Super Bowl XXIX) Young […]

28 Jan 2001: Trent Dilfer # 8 of the Baltimore Ravens looks for an open man down field in the third quarter during Super Bowl XXXV between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/ALLSPORT

Worst quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl

Most quarterbacks probably wouldn’t mind being on a list of the worst Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks because it would mean they own a Super Bowl ring. It’s kind of like being the ugliest Miss America or the flabbiest Mr. Universe. Only 31 quarterbacks have won Super Bowls. Ten of them are in the Hall of Fame and […]

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a touchdown after running back an interception for 100 yards in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Remembering the longest plays in Super Bowl history

In the lead up to Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, The Sports Daily will be remembering some of the most iconic moments and players from Super Bowl history. Our series starts with the longest plays in the impressive history of the NFL’s biggest game: Longest Pass: Jake Delhomme to Muhsin Muhammad, […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 25: Team Irvin quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys throws a pass during the first half of the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Get ready for the watered down Pro Bowl of 2016

The mass exodus of the 2016 Pro Bowl should really be the death blow for the NFL’s all-star game. According to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert, the original 86 players voted to the Pro Bowl has now swelled to 133—setting a new record for total Pro Bowlers in one season. The previous high was 119, set in 2009. […]

during the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Best, worst from NFL’s Conference Championship Games

The NFL’s Conference Championship weekend saw the Denver Broncos survive a late rally from Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to win the AFC and Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers blowout the Arizona Cardinals to capture the NFC crown. The Broncos and Panthers will now meet in Santa Clara for Super Bowl 50 in […]

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18:  Jermaine Kearse #15 of the Seattle Seahawks catches a 35 yard game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

10 greatest Conference Championship games in NFL history

More than any other round of the NFL playoffs, the conference championship has contributed the most named games to the league’s history. Several of these “The (insert noun here)” games make the list of the greatest conference championship games in NFL history. So here’s “The List.” No. 10: Patriots 23, Ravens 20 (2011) This game gets […]

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 30: Referee Jerome Boger looks at the screen in the instant replay booth during the game between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Jon Gruden wants to eliminate instant replay

Jon Gruden is only 52. He’s a little young to be a fist-shaking, get-off-my-lawn curmudgeon. But the Super Bowl-winning coach and “Monday Night Football” analyst sounded awfully old-school when he told “Men’s Fitness” magazine that he thinks the NFL should get rid of instant replay. Gruden has a point when he says all these replays have […]

during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Eight X-factors for NFL’s conference championship games

The next two games of the 2015 NFL season will determine who plays for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara. The Denver Broncos host the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Saturday, while the Arizona Cardinals travel to face the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Here is a look […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Sunlight bursts through the stadium prior to kick off during the NFL game between Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium on November 01, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Report: London could get NFL franchise within six years

The NFL has a lot of problems that need fixing, but that doesn’t stop the league from also trying to fix what isn’t broken. According to the BBC, the NFL is “on track” to have a full-time franchise in London within six years. NFL spokesman Mark Waller said that when the league started playing annual […]

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 13: NFL referee Clete Blakeman signals a field goal as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play against the Philadelphia Eagles October 13, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Eagles won 31 - 20. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Dean Blandino praises referee in coin toss controversy

Whenever Dean Blandino’s name comes up, it sounds like someone is being called into the principal’s office. But according to NFL.com the league’s vice president of officiating applauded the way Clete Blakeman handled the overtime coin toss in Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game between the Packers and Cardinals. Blakeman had to think quick when Aaron Rodgers demanded that […]

during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Which NFL team has the best chance of winning Super Bowl 50?

Only four NFL teams still can entertain hopes of winning Super Bowl 50. The Patriots visit the Broncos in Sunday’s AFC championship game and the Cardinals visit the Panthers in the NFC championship game. It’s the first time since 2004 that the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in each conference are playing on conference […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on in the second half against the New England Patriots during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

5 biggest coaching mistakes from NFL’s Divisional Round

Armchair coaches were busy during the 2015 NFL divisional playoffs. Some of the coaching decisions made this weekend will provide fodder for conversation well into the spring. The most boneheaded play call of the weekend was made by a winning team, so that coach got away with it. There were several debatable decisions, however, that […]

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