GLENDALE, Ariz. Jalen Brunson Mavericks Jersey . - Because they didnt go into Beast Mode, the Seattle Seahawks found themselves in Spin Mode.They were left to explain why they turned Marshawn Lynch — the running back known as The Beast — into a decoy with the game on the line and chose instead to pass the ball on second-and-goal from the 1.Malcolm Butler intercepted that pass with 20 seconds left to preserve New Englands 28-24 Super Bowl victory.Within moments, the second-guessing had begun on what will surely be one of the most debated calls in NFL history.I made the decision. I said, Throw the ball, coach Pete Carroll said. Nobody to blame but me.But there was plenty of blame to go around. It started with offensive co-ordinator Darrell Bevell, who may have gotten too cute and, as a result, found his name was a top trender on Twitter.And the receiver, Ricardo Lockette, who Bevell said, could have done a better job staying strong on the ball.Quarterback Russell Wilson wishes he had that pass back.I thought it was going to be a touchdown, Wilson said. But I put the blame on me. Im the one who threw it.He also gave lots of credit to Butler, the rookie free agent out of West Alabama who made New Englands roster, then saved the Super Bowl.The guy made a great play, Wilson said.But this one was hard to explain away.Seattle had a timeout left with the clock ticking down when Wilson fired into a cluster of blue and white shirts. Butler dug inside of Lockette and made his first career interception.I had a feeling I was going to make a big play today, Butler said. But not that big.Give credit where its due.But about that play call again:Dumbest play call in the HISTORY of NFL football, tweeted former 49ers receiver Dwight Clark, who made a pretty good grab himself: The Catch.And this from NFL career rushing leader Emmitt Smith: Worst play call Ive seen in the history of football.It left them speechless in Seattle, too. Well, practically.Weve got Marshawn Lynch, one of the best running backs in the league, and everybody makes their decisions and unfortunately, we didnt give him the ball, Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner said.Carrolls explanation: He saw the Patriots bring in a goal-line formation with eight big guys and three cornerbacks and didnt think Lynch, who tied for the league lead with 13 touchdowns rushing this season, would be able to bull it in against that defence.Its not a great matchup for us to run the football, so we were going to throw the ball, really to waste a play, Carroll said. If we score, we do, if we dont, well run it in on third or fourth down.Butler saw the stacked receivers on the right side of the field and said Wilsons eyes tipped him off. He ducked inside of Lockette and made the play.Quite a moment for a player who wasnt drafted, wasnt even signed to a contract right after the draft. He was an invited tryout player — offered a chance to show what he could do in May.A long shot to make the roster, though Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner said hes been proving he belongs all year. Browner, a former Seahawk, said Butler leads the team in interceptions during practice.This game almost ended much differently for Butler. He was in coverage — good coverage — against Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse and appeared to bat the ball down for an incompletion. But as Kearse was falling, the ball bobbled between his legs, and he kept it in the air by batting it twice while tumbling. Kearse made the catch on his back for a 33-yard gain that gave Seattle a first-and-goal at the 5.Butler went to the sideline.My teammates were saying, nine out of 10 times, that ball is incomplete, he said. It was devastating.A play later, Lynch had bulled the ball to the 1.Seattle had a timeout and three plays to try to win the game.I thought it was going to be a touchdown when I threw it, Wilson said. When I let it go, I thought it was going to be game over.Turns out, he was right. But it was the Patriots holding the trophy.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Dallas Mavericks Jerseys . Acclaimed by world football leaders but held in contempt by many football fans. Blatter should arrive at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo to watch host Brazil play Croatia confident that this tournament -- his fifth as president -- wont be his last leading the worlds favourite sport. Luka Doncic Jersey . 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DETROIT LIONS AT ATLANTA FALCONS, 9:30 AM (ET) Detroit - RB Reggie Bush, TE Eric Ebron, TE Joseph Fauria, WR Calvin Johnson, QB Kellen Moore, TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT LaAdrian Waddle Atlanta - CB Javier Arenas, DT Jonathan Babineaux, OT Cameron Bradfield, WR Freddie Martino, QB Sean Renfree, OT Jonathan Scott, LB Tyler Starr SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS, 1:00 PM (ET) Seattle - DT Jordan Hill, CB Byron Maxwell, OT Andrew McDonald, TE Zach Miller, C Max Unger, LB Bobby Wagner, WR Bryan Walters Carolina - CB Bene Benwikere, LB Chase Blackburn, WR Philly Brown, G Amini Silatolu, G Trai Turner, RB Fozzy Whittaker, RB DeAngelo Williams HOUSTON TEXANS AT TENNESSEE TITANS, 1:00 PM (ET) Houston - OT Jeff Adams, DB Josh Aubrey, LB Brian Cushing, DB Darryl Morris, WR DeVier Posey, QB Tom Savage, LB Jeff Tarpinian Tennessee - RB Antonio Andrews, WR Kris Durham, TE Richard Gordon, DL DaQuan Jones, CB Coty Sensabaugh, OT Will Svitek, TE Taylor Thompson BALTIMORE RAVENS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS, 1:00 PM (ET) Baltimore - CB Chykie Brown, LB Arthur Brown, DL Chris Canty, TE Owen Daniels, G/C Gino Gradkowski, RB Bernard Pierce, OT Jah Reid Cincinnati - RB Rex Burkhead, DE Will Clarke, WR A.PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun will miss 3-6 months while undergoing treatment for blood clots. The 37-year-old Vokoun hasnt played since the blood clots were discovered last month. Vokoun said Wednesday he hadnt thought about retirement yet and wants to see how the treatment plays out before making any kind of decision. "Im just in the beginning of this road," Vokoun said. "Obviously all kinds of things cross your mind. Right now Im not thinking about my career or, you know, playing hockey. Im more worried about long-term health." This is the second time in Vokouns career hes been sidelined by the condition. He missed extensive time while playing for Nashville in 2006 with a similar issue, but says the two injuries are not related. Vokoun will be able to train as usual but cant play because of the blood-thinning medication he must take during his recovery. Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero believes Vokoun is doing "great" both physically and mentally, and he is far less concerned with how Vokouns absence will affect the Stanley Cup-contending Penguins than about the player hes known for the better part of a decade. Jason Kidd Mavericks Jersey. "Its going to be whatever is best for him and his safety and the good thing for him is he can lead his active life, do the things he does, work out, play tennis or whatever," Shero said. "Well see where it goes and hope for the best in the short term or the long term." Vokoun helped the Penguins reach the Eastern Conference finals last season. Taking over in the first round for struggling Marc-Andre Fleury, Vokoun went 6-5 with a 2.01 goals against average and a sterling .933 save percentage. Coach Dan Bylsma called Vokoun and Fleury the best tandem in the NHL when training camp opened last month. Now Jeff Zatkoff will serve as Fleurys primary backup when the Penguins open the season Thursday against New Jersey. The 26-year-old Zatkoff went 26-20 with a 1.93 GAA for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL in 2012-13. "Were going to give Jeff that opportunity, which I think he deserves, and well see how he goes," Shero said. ' ' '
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