Offseason questions: Should the Redskins re-sign Brian Orakpo?
Orakpo recorded 10 sacks — the first double-digit sack season of his career since 2009. This season, he also had four multi-sack games after managing just five in the previous four seasons. He recorded the first interception and touchdown (a 29-yard INT return against Chicago) of his career, and also notched 60 total tackles, edging the 59 recorded in 2011. His solo tackle tally of 43 topped his previous best of 37, which he posted as a rookie. Last month, Orakpo made his third Pro Bowl.
Super Bowl XLVIII -- Telecast most-watched TV event in U.S. history - ESPN
For the fourth time in five years, the Super Bowl has set a record for the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers even though the Seattle Seahawks' 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos wasn't really competitive.
Super Bowl XLVIII -- Fans bet record $119M on game at Nevada casinos - ESPN
Gamblers wagered a record $119.4 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl, allowing sportsbooks to reap an unprecedented profit as the betting public lost out in Seattle's rout of the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos.