The Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 29-3 as Marshawn Lynch scored three touchdowns in a showdown of division rivals and two of the National Football League’s leading Super Bowl contenders.
Peyton Manning started the National Football League season in record fashion, throwing seven touchdown passes to lead the Denver Broncos to a 49-27 win against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
Joe Flacco started the season saying he was the best quarterback in the National Football League. He ended it as the most valuable player in the Super Bowl, staving off a comeback by the San Francisco 49ers that began after a power failure at the Superdome delayed the game.
Joe Flacco could lead the Baltimore Ravens to their second Super Bowl title, never miss a throw and win the Most Valuable Player award, and it won’t change his contract negotiations one bit, team executives and analysts said.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco agreed to a six-year, $120.6 million contract, making him the highest-paid player in National Football League history, ESPN reported, citing a person familiar with the negotiations.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco cashed in on his championship season by signing the richest contract in National Football League history -- a six- year, $120.6 million deal that includes a $29 million signing bonus and $52 million in guaranteed money.