The 2016 Tackles leader is Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner!
Do the Seahawks have the best defense in the NFL?
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner makes a pitch for a role to the producers of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and explains why he would be a good fit.
Do you think that you'd make a good ninja? Tell us why in the comments.
If you could choose, would you rather have a wide receiver who never drops a pass or a line backer who never misses a tackle?
Sticky-Handed WR - In the pass-happy NFL, having a WR who never drops a pass would be the ultimate offensive weapon. Think Megatron meets Odell Beckham Jr. meets crazy glue.
Tackling Machine LB - Any team with a linebacker who never misses a tackle would be giddy whenever their opponent had the ball. Think Bobby Wagner with padlocks for hands.
Okay, it's time to vote. Which do you choose?
The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl players have been announced.
But what team are they on?
Remember, the Pro Bowl teams are now chosen via draft! The Pro Bowl Draft airs on Wednesday, January 21 on NFL Network (8:00 PM ET). Pro Football Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin are this year's alumni team captains and they will take turns drafting player to their teams.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Demarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
John Kuhn, Green Bay Packers
Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
T.Y. Hilton of Indianapolis Colts
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots
Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos
Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints
Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers
Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
Kyle Long, Chicago Bears
Nick Mangold, New York Jets
Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles
Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers
Josh Sitton, Green Bay Packers
Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys
Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers
Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
Trent Williams, Washington Redskins
Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens
Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals
Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills
Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams
Gerald Mc Coy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dontari Poe, KLansas City Chiefs
Robert Quinn, St. Louis Rams
Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions
Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins
Marcus Ware, Denver Broncos
J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
Mario Williams, Buffalo Bills
Kyle Williams, Buffalo Bills
Connor Barwin, Philadelphia Eagles
Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos
Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs
Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
Von Miller, Denver Broncos
C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks
Vontae Davis, Indianapolis Colts
Tashaun Gipson, Cleveland Browns
Brent Grimes, Miami Dolphins
Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns
Chris Harris, Denver Broncos
Glover Quin, Detroit Lions
Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
Darrelle Revis, New England Patriots
Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos
T.J. Ward, Denver Broncos
Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers
Justin Bethel of Arizona Cardinals
Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
Devin Hester, Atlanta Falcons
Kevin Huber, Cincinnati Bengals
Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts
Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
Matthew Slater, New England Patriots
Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
Catch the 2015 Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 25, 2015 on ESPN at 8:00 PM ET.
The Seattle Seahawks defense, aka the Legion of Boom, delivered another rout over the weekend, dominating your voting to become the defense of the ultimate NFL RUSH Fantasy Football Team.
Check back tomorrow as we unveil the complete Ultimate NFL RUSH Fantasy Football Team.
Super Bowl XLVIII was full of exciting highlights...which one is your favorite?
Take a look a our five choices and then vote for the one you think is the best.
1. Twelve seconds into the game Denver Bronco center Manny Ramirez snaps the ball over unaware Peyton Manning’s head, resulting in a Seahawks safety.
2. Cliff Avril and Bobby Wagner pressure Manning into a poor pass intended for Julius Thomas, and Kam Chancellor grabs it for an interception.
3. Avril hits Manning’s arm as he's throwing a pass and Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Malcolm Smith returns it for a pick six.
4. Percy Harvin fields the second half kickoff at the 13 and turns on the afterburners for a 87-yard TD.
5. Jermaine Kearse catches a short pass from Russell Wilson, breaks an incredible five tackle attempts, and scoots for a 23-yard TD.
This Super Bowl will be one of the best ever. This Super Bowl will not be as close as everyone thought. I don't feel that the weather will be a huge factors however the Legion of Boom will be a factor. The key matchup will be Demaryius Thomas and Richard Sherman. Both stand at 6'3" but DT has about 40 pounds on Sherman and is a stronger player overall. With the way Denver's D has been playing, Marshawn Lynch won't be a huge impact. The key impacts on Seattle will be Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner and the Legion of Boom. The key parts on Denver will be their defensive line (Shaun Phillips and Terrence Knighton), obviously Peyton Manning, Danny Trevathan, and the skilled receiving core. The positional breakdown is as follows:
Peyton Manning > Russell Wilson
With the way Denver's defense has played, Knowshon Moreno=Marshawn Lynch
Denver's Receivers > Seattle's Recievers
Denver's Offensive Line > Seattle's Offensive Line
Denver's D Line > Seattle's D Line
Denver's Linebackers > Seattle's Linebackers
Denver's Secondary < Legion of Boom
Matt Prater > Steve Hauschka
Britton Colquitt > Jon Ryan
Denver's Return > Seattle's Return
Denver has historically the best offense in NFL history and Seattle just has the season's best defense. On paper, the game doesn't look close and how each team has been playing, it won't be that close. Denver will win 38-13. MVP will be Peyton Manning with 300+ yards and 2+ touchdowns.
The Seattle Seahawks - aka the Legion of Boom - are by far the tougher of the two teams and they going to beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Bobby Wagner, Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett. ‘Nuff said?
Not enough? Then ok, how about this: Seattle's defense led the NFL this season in points allowed, yards allowed, yards per play allowed, turnovers forced, adjusted net yards per (pass) attempt allowed and interception rate. Yeah, that’s called domination.
Beast-Mode! Marshawn Lynch will pummel the Broncos defense, setting up play-action passes so Russell Wilson can pick apart the Denver secondary.
During Peyton Manning’s long career, cold weather has been his Achilles heel. This is going to be especially obvious against the much faster Seahawks defense. Look for Manning’s wobbly passes to be picked off a few times. These turnovers will be the game-changing margin for Seattle.
History favors the Seahawks. This year’s match-up marks the fifth time in Super Bowl history that the number one offense has played against the number one defense. The team with the number one defense had won three out of four times. Since 2000, teams with top-three scoring defenses have won 7 of 13 Super Bowls.
Don't agree? Think Denver's the better team? Tell us in comments and then you probably want to read this post.
As the saying goes, "Offense sells tickets but defense wins championships." When you look at Super Bowl XLVIII, it's hard to argue with that.
The Seattle Seahawks "Legion of Boom" is the undisputed top defense in the NFL. They are led by dynamic playmakers in the secondary - Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor - so you're going to have trouble passing on them. But when you try your running game, you run smack into dominant players such as Bobby Wagner, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. Whichever poison you pick, yards and points will be tough to come by.
Just how good are they? The Seahawks defense led the NFL this season: points allowed, yards allowed, yards per play allowed, turnovers forced, adjusted net yards per (pass) attempt allowed and interception rate.
The Denver Broncos, meanwhile, are an offensive juggernaut that do not even have a defense. Or so you might think, until you realize that the Broncos defense has been awesome in the playoffs. They held the Chargers and the Patriots - Rivers and Brady - to an average of only 16.5 points and 64.5 yards rushing. Stars such as Danny Trevathan, Duke Ihenacho, Shaun Phillips and Wesley Woodyard do not get the same publicity as the Denver offense - or the Seattle defense - gets but they are pretty darn good.
Two championship-caliber defenses yet only one will be crowned Super Bowl XLVIII champions. It's going to be awesome to watch!
Super Bowl Trivia - Defenses
Eight defensive players have been named the MVP of a Super Bowl: Chuck Howley, Jake Scott, Harvey Martin, Randy White, Richard Dent, Larry Brown, Ray Lewis and Dexter Jackson.
The record for most sacks in a Super Bowl game is three, held by both Arizona Cardinals DE Darnell Dockett and Green Bay Packers DE Reggie White.
Oakland Raiders LB Rod Martin holds the Super Bowl record for most INTs with three.
Carolina Panther LB Dan Morgan (18) and SS Mike Minter (14) combined for 32 tackles in Super Bowl XXXVIII. They rank #1 and #2 for most individual tackles in Super Bowl history.
The Dallas Cowboys defense held the Miami Dolphins to just three points in their 24-3 victory in Super Bowl VI.
Watch Super Bowl XLVIII at 6:30pm ET on Sunday, February 2nd on Fox.
Riding the wave of their amazing home field advantage, the Seattle Seahawks began this season with their best start in franchise history (11-1). They finished with an impressive 13-3 record and the NFC West crown.
With poise and skill usually seen only in long-time NFL veterans, second-year QB Russell Wilson (26 TDs, 3,334 yards passing) runs a remarkably efficient Seahawks offense. He can beat you with his arm or his legs, and he rarely makes mistakes.
More power to any defense that can figure out how to stop Wilson, because once they do, Seattle laughs and unleashes the beast. That would be RB Marshawn “ Beast Mode” Lynch who ran for 1,257 yards 12 TDs this season. In short, the Seahawks control the ball and can score at will.
And when you force the Seahawks offense off the field, what reward do you get for your efforts? Why, you get the #1 defense in the league! The Seahawks dominating defense starts with big-time pressure on opposing QBs. DEs Michael Bennett (8.5 sacks) and Cliff Avril (8 sacks) apply the heat, along with sure-tackling LB Bobby Wagner (120 tackles). The last word from the Seahawks defense comes from their ‘Legion of Boom” backfield, led by CB Richard Sherman (8 INTs), S Earl Thomas (105 tackles, 5 INTs), and S Kam Chancellor (99 tackles, 3 INTs).
What happens when an unstoppable force like, say, the Denver Broncos offense, meets an immovable object such as, for instance, the Seattle Seahawks defense?
Really only one of two things can happen. Either a gaping hole will open up in the time-space continuum, wreaking havoc throughout the planet... or we'll have one of the greatest Super Bowls ever!
When the Denver Broncos square off against the Seattle Seahawks, it’ll mark only the second time in the past two decades the two #1 seeds meet in the Super Bowl. Both teams went 13-3 during the regular season and each defeated a bitter rival in their Conference Championship game to advance.
That might be where the similarities end.
The Broncos, led by QB Peyton Manning, are an explosive offensive team with many awesome weapons of mass point production. Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Wes Welker, Knowshon Moreno... you might stop one or two of them but how are you going to stop them all?
You're going to bring the Seahawks defense, that's how. Richard Sherman. Kam Chancellor. Bobby Wagner. Chris Clemons. Oh my! The Seahawks defense matches the Broncos offense star for star!
The top rated passing offense meets the top rated passing defense, with the Super Bowl on the line. This is going to be awesome!
Watch Super Bowl XLVIII at 6:30pm ET on Sunday, February 2, on Fox.