2013 Denver Broncos season

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Super Bowl XLVIII: Became only the third quarterback in NFL history to start a Super Bowl with two different teams — Manning started two Super Bowls with the Indianapolis Colts in and ; set a new Super Bowl record for pass completions, with 34. Eric Decker: During the Broncos' Week 13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Decker became the first player in franchise history to catch four touchdown passes in a single game. Trindon Holliday: 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown during the team's Week 4 win over the Philadelphia Eagles tied a record for the longest play in franchise history, which Holliday previously set in 2012.

2015 Denver Broncos season

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Week 6: The Broncos became the second original American Football League (AFL) franchise to reach 450 regular season wins, joining the New England Patriots. 2015 season: Head coach Gary Kubiak tied a franchise record for wins by a first-year head coach with 12, a feat achieved by Red Miller in 1977. The Broncos became the fourth team in NFL history to reach eight Super Bowls, which, at the time, was tied with the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl appearances, until the Patriots made their ninth Super Bowl appearance in. Super Bowl 50: The Broncos tied an NFL record for sacks in a Super Bowl, with 7.

Interception

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James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers set the record for the longest interception return for a touchdown in a Super Bowl in Super Bowl XLIII. The NFL's Defensive Player of the Year Harrison picked off Kurt Warner's pass and returned it a Super Bowl-record 100 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 17–7 lead over the Arizona Cardinals. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots holds the record for most consecutive pass attempts without an interception (358). Brady's regular-season streak of pass attempts without an interception ended on September 12, 2011, against the Miami Dolphins.

American football

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The Super Bowl is the most popular single-day sporting event in the United States, and is among the biggest club sporting events in the world in terms of TV viewership. The NFL makes approximately $10 billion annually. Super Bowl games account for seven of the top eight most-watched broadcasts in American history; Super Bowl XLIX was watched by a record 114.4 million Americans. American football also plays a significant role in American culture. The day on which the Super Bowl is held is considered a de facto national holiday, and in parts of the country like Texas, the sport has been compared to a religion.

Seattle Seahawks

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However, none of them was able to play in the Pro Bowl, as the Seahawks defeated the New Orleans Saints 23–15 and the San Francisco 49ers 23–17, in the playoffs to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos. On February 2, 2014, the Seahawks won the franchise's only Super Bowl Championship, defeating Denver 43–8. The Seahawks' defense performance in 2013 was acclaimed as one of the best in the Super Bowl era. The following season, Seattle advanced to Super Bowl XLIX, their second consecutive Super Bowl, but they were dethroned of their title by the New England Patriots by a score of 28–24.

Super Bowl XVI

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Cincinnati head coach Forrest Gregg became the first man to play in a Super Bowl and then be a head coach in a Super Bowl. Gregg played in Super Bowls I and II as a member of the Green Bay Packers. Tom Flores was on the Kansas City Chiefs' roster in Super Bowl IV and coached in Super Bowl XV. However, Flores did not play in Super Bowl IV. This was the first Super Bowl to feature two first-time participants since Super Bowl III (there has been only one since, Super Bowl XX between the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots).

List of NFL franchise post-season streaks

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The New England Patriots hold the longest active consecutive playoff streak with 10 appearances, starting with the 2009–10 NFL playoffs, which is the longest of all-time. The Patriots have won two Super Bowls during this streak. The Dallas Cowboys hold the second consecutive playoff appearances record with nine appearances from 1975-1983. The Cowboys won one NFL championship during the streak. The Indianapolis Colts tied this record with nine straight appearances and one championship from 2002-2010. The Green Bay Packers hold the longest consecutive NFL title streak with three consecutive crowns.

Arrowhead Stadium

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The Chiefs reclaimed the title on September 29, 2014 in a Monday Night Football game against the New England Patriots, hitting 142.2 decibels. On September 20, 2015, the Buffalo Bills attempted to break the noise record in a home game against division rival New England Patriots, but fell short of the mark. It was not released what the decibel reading was. Arrowhead Stadium has hosted five Big 12 Conference football championship games: Kansas State versus Oklahoma in 2000 and 2003, Colorado versus Oklahoma in 2004, Nebraska versus Oklahoma on December 2, 2006, and Missouri versus Oklahoma in 2008.

Adam Vinatieri

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It marked twelve (12) times during his career (including 8 times with the New England Patriots). 4× Super Bowl Champion (2001, 2003 and 2004 New England Patriots, 2006 Indianapolis Colts). 6× AFC Champion (1996, 2001, 2003 and 2004 New England Patriots, 2006 and 2009 Indianapolis Colts). 2005 Pro Bowl starter. 2003 Pro Bowl starter. 2004 All-Pro Team selection. 2002 All-Pro Team selection. NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. 1994 All-Conference selection. 1993 All-Conference selection. 1992 All-Conference selection. 1991 All-State selection. First kicker on NFL Top 100 list. Most points scored: 2598. Most field goals made: 582. Most seasons with 100+ points: 21 (1996–2008, 2010, 2012–2018).

Danny Woodhead

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Rex Ryan

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This set the stage for a Monday Night Football matchup with their division rival, the Patriots, who were also 9–2. The Patriots, behind the strong performance of quarterback Tom Brady, defeated the Jets 45–3. However, the Jets finished the season with an 11–5 record and qualified as a wild card team in the playoffs. The Jets were one win short of tying the franchise record in wins set by the 1998 team led by Bill Parcells. In the Wild Card Round, the sixth-seeded Jets beat the AFC South champion and third-seeded Colts 17–16 on January 8, 2011, at the Colts' home field, Lucas Oil Stadium, to qualify for the Divisional Playoffs.

John Friesz

Selected in the 1990 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, he later played for the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, and New England Patriots. Born in Missoula, Montana, Friesz moved with his family in 1975 to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; he attended Coeur d'Alene High School and graduated in 1985. Friesz spent two seasons as a back-up; as a sophomore, he was third-string behind senior Steve Halliday and junior Scott Wellman as the Vikings won their first state title in 1982. The next year, CDA was state runner-up behind Wellman; Friesz became the starter in his senior season in 1984.

Oakland Raiders

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The game was won by New England and marred by a chaotic rumble between the teams in the end zone as players were leaving the field after the game. The brawl was especially notable for Matt Millen attacking Patriots GM Patrick Sullivan with his helmet. The two teams met in a divisional-round playoff game in 2002, which became known as the "Tuck Rule Game". Late in the game, an incomplete pass, ruled a fumble, by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was overturned, and New England went on to win in overtime and eventually won the Super Bowl against the heavily favored St. Louis Rams, the Raiders' former crosstown rivals in Los Angeles.

Corey Dillon

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He was a major factor in the Patriots' win over the Indianapolis Colts in New England's first playoff game that season, rushing for 144 yards and catching 5 passes for 17 yards. New England won its third Super Bowl, due in no small part to the running game built around Dillon. He was the top rusher of Super Bowl XXXIX with 75 rushing yards and a touchdown, while also catching 3 passes for 31 yards, for 106 total yards. Overall, Dillon rushed for a total of 292 yards, caught 9 passes for 53 yards, and scored 2 touchdowns in New England's 3 postseason games.

Matt Ryan (American football)

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In the game, Ryan completed his first NFL pass for a 62-yard touchdown to Michael Jenkins, becoming the first quarterback to throw a touchdown on his first career NFL pass since Michael Bishop of the New England Patriots in 2000. Ryan was sacked for the first time by Lions defensive player Dewayne White in his first win. The second game of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers marked Ryan's first interception by rookie cornerback Aqib Talib and also by Sabby Piscitelli. In Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs, he completed the then-longest touchdown pass in his career for 70 yards to Roddy White.

Russ Hochstein

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The Kansas City Chiefs signed Hochstein on September 25, 2012. Arizona Cardinals bio. Denver Broncos bio. New England Patriots bio. Pro-Football-Reference.Com.

History of the St. Louis Rams

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Dyson caught the pass at the 3-yard line but was stopped in a play known as “The Tackle”; Rams linebacker Mike Jones brought Dyson down just 18 inches shy of the goal line, ending the game and giving the Rams and coach Dick Vermeil their first Super Bowl victory. Warner was named Super Bowl MVP. Following the Rams’ Super Bowl victory, Vermeil retired from football (though he came back in 2001 as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs) and was replaced by offensive coordinator (and apprentice) Mike Martz. In Mike Martz’ first year as Rams head coach, the defending-champion Rams started the season by winning their first six games as they went 7–1 in the first half of the season.

LeGarrette Blount

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His best game of the season came against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 14 with 58 rushing yards and a touchdown. He did not have much as action with 41 carries for 151 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the whole season. On April 27, 2013, Blount was traded to the New England Patriots for running back Jeff Demps and a seventh-round selection (229th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. On September 8, Blount made his Patriots debut against the Buffalo Bills in the season opener. In Week 4, against the Atlanta Falcons, he had 64 rushing yards and his first touchdown as a Patriot.

Danny Amendola

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Amendola joined Mark Chapman and Mike Carlson for the BBC's coverage of Super Bowl XLVI on February 5, 2012. On March 13, 2013, just hours after New England Patriots slot receiver Wes Welker signed with the Denver Broncos, the Patriots announced the signing of Amendola. Amendola received a five-year contract for $28.5 million, with $10 million of that money guaranteed. According to Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran of CSN New England, Amendola actually signed with the Patriots before Welker signed with the Broncos.

Josh Boyce

He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round, with the 102nd overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. Josh Boyce was drafted with a toe injury and did not participate in the Patriots' rookies-only training camp in early May. On May 24, the Patriots signed Boyce to his rookie deal worth $2.367 million over four years. Josh Boyce only recorded nine receptions during his rookie year before being placed on injured reserve. Josh Boyce was waived by the Patriots on August 30, 2014 as part of final roster cuts, then signed to New England's practice squad the next day.