By Simon Evans SEATTLE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks' improbable come-from-behind win over the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's NFC championship game will be remembered for the key turning points that produced a jaw-dropping finale. Two rushing touchdowns, a recovered onside kick, a two-point conversion and then Russell Wilson's perfectly executed game-winning pass in overtime. But what is less easy to fit into the highlight package is the pivotal role of the Seattle defense -- the foundation of the team's success in reaching two consecutive Super Bowls. They NFL's top-rank
By Larry Fine FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Jan 19 (Reuters) - Tom Brady briskly handled his news conference on Sunday after another postseason win had taken him to the Super Bowl, though a few moments later he revealed the spark that drives him. Brady let his polished guard down when he stopped to talk with former teammate Willie McGinest of the NFL Network in the concrete hallway leading out of Gillette Stadium. "I still feel like a young kid out there.
By Frank Pingue Jan 19 (Reuters) - The Super Bowl has an unwanted reputation for being a bust rather than an edge-of-your-seat thriller, but this year's NFL championship game between the two most dominant regular-season teams has the makings of an instant classic. After punching their Super Bowl tickets with contrasting wins in their respective conference championships on Sunday, the New England Patriots and defending champion Seattle Seahawks have set up a rare Super Bowl clash of No. 1 seeds. The tantalizing matchup, scheduled for Feb.
Target Corp said a massive payment card data breach that occurred during the first three weeks of the holiday shopping season affected up to 70 million people, far more than previously estimated. Target's shares were down 1.5 percent at $62.40 before the bell on Friday. The company also cut its fourth-quarter adjusted earnings per share forecast for its U.S.