Renton, WA (Sportsbook Betting Lines) - The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with defensive end Chris Clemons on a multi-year contract extension. Clemons was acquired from the Eagles on March 16, 2010 in the deal that sent defensive end Darryl Tapp to Philadelphia.
SITE: Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, MD
PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):
(Sportsbook Betting Lines) - REPORT DATES: July 19th (rookies), July 25th (veterans)
SITE: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Aug. 9 - vs. New Orleans, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 - vs. Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Aug. 24 - at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 - at N.Y. Giants, 7:30 p.m.
(Sportsbook Betting Lines) - REPORT DATE: July 25th
CAMP OBJECTIVES: Tebow Time may have run out in Denver, but Manning Mania will officially commence when the Broncos hit the practice fields for their second training camp under John Fox. Peyton Manning's arrival in the Mile High City -- and comeback from a career-threatening neck injury that sidelined the future Hall of Fame quarterback for the entire 2011 season -- will be one of the most followed and discussed storylines of this preseason, and how the reigning AFC West champions handle the additional media scrutiny could have a big say in their chances for a repeat. Of course, Manning's health will be the biggest factor in determining Denver's 2012 success, and the four-time league MVP will need to develop a rapport with young receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker during the summer prep sessions. Also keep an eye out for rookie running back Ronnie Hillman, a third-round pick in April's draft who could push disappointing former first-rounder Knowshon Moreno off the roster as well-worn veteran Willis McGahee's handcuff. Defensive tackle will be a position to watch as well, with projected starter Ty Warren trying to overcome hip and tricep injuries that have kept him out two straight years and 2012 second-round choice Derek Wolfe attempting to nail down a spot in the rotation. Second-year players Quinton Carter and Rahim Moore will compete to replace the retired Brian Dawkins at strong safety, while Wesley Woodyard will get plenty of reps at weakside linebacker with starter D.J. Williams set to serve a six-game suspension to begin the season.
Super Bowl XLIII is now set, the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers will meet each other on February 1st in Tampa's Raymond James Stadium to battle it out for the coveted Lombardi Trophy. The game kicks off at 6:00pm ET on NBC with announcers Al Michaels and John Madden covering the on-field action. Super Bowl XLIII betting odds at online bookmaker MySportsbook.com have the Steelers listed as an early -6.5 against the spread favorite.Super Bowl XLIII Betting Odds
Pittsburgh earned their passage to the big game by beating their division rival, the Baltimore Ravens, 23-14 in yesterday's AFC Championship Game. The Steelers jumped on Baltimore early, building a 13-0 first half lead, and never let up on their way to a fairly easy win. Although the Ravens did close to within two points in the fourth quarter, it never appeared as if they had enough offense to pull off the upset.
The Steelers dominating defense held Baltimore to a total of 198 yards while allowing them to convert just three third downs in 13 attempts. Pittsburgh also forced quarterback Joe Flacco into three interceptions, one of which safety Troy Polamalu returned fourty yards for a touchdown.
The Cardinals, by far the playoff team with the longest odds to reach Super Bowl XLIII, did so yesterday with a 32-25 upset of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship. Arizona charged out of the gates and built a 24-6 halftime lead that had the Eagles venerable defense reeling. Quarterback Kurt Warner and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald did most of the damage, connecting on three first half touchdowns.
Arizona, however, could not sustain their momentum and the Eagles took a 25-24 with 10:45 left to play in the fourth. The Cardinals, with the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance hanging in the balance, mounted a fourteen play, 72 yard touchdown drive that consumed 7:52 off the clock. Warner hit running back Tim Hightower on a short screen for the go-ahead, game clinching score that will forever live in Cardinal infamy.
MySportsbook.com's Super Bowl XLIII Betting Odds:
Pittsburgh Steelers -6.5 (-110), Over 46.5 (-110), -260 (Money line)
Arizona Cardinals +6.5 (-110), Under 46.5 (-110), +220 (Money line)
Matt Foust won both of his conference championship plays yesterday and he is ready to serve up plenty of Super Bowl action. Each individual play costs $15.00, however, MySportsbook.com recommends purchasing Matt's NFL Playoff Package which includes all of Matt's Super Bowl props and picks from just $45.00.