Greg Cosell, a professional football expert, predicted that the Denver Broncos will win a close Super Bowl game on Feb. 2 on the strength of Peyton Manning, who he called probably the best quarterback in history.
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.
The San Francisco 49ers blew a 28- point lead before pulling out a 41-34 victory at New England in a matchup of National Football League division leaders, ending the Patriots’ seven-game winning streak to seal a playoff spot.
Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams repeatedly encouraged his players to injure the San Francisco 49ers in a speech on the eve of their playoff game last season, according to a filmmaker who recorded his comments.