It all began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty. So much has changed. This hasn’t: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead’s 2-yard TD lifted New England past Kansas City 37-31 for the AFC championship Sunday night.
Saints coach Sean Payton says NFL executives expressed disbelief and regret that no defensive penalty was called on an incomplete pass that denied the Saints a chance to run the clock down before setting up a go-ahead field goal
Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime to send the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game
Mark Rypien is pulling for the veteran quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Drew Brees, to somehow continue to forestall the forces of aging and physical attrition. He understands the ultimate futility of that battle.
The Patriots and Chiefs meet for the AFC title, with New England seeking its third straight Super Bowl appearance and Kansas City trying to make it back for the first time since 1970. New England has been the dominant franchise of this era, but Kansas City is hoping to take over that mantle behind young quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
New Orleans’ Sean Payton and Los Angeles’ Sean McVay design and call plays for two of the NFL’s top offenses.
As the New Orleans Saints go for another Super Bowl title, Steve Gleason is along for the ride – the perfect beacon for a city that knows about emerging from darkness
Hasselbeck, who works as an NFL analyst for ESPN, told the Ringer’s Kevin Clark that a contending NFL team called him this year to inquire whether “he was in shape and available to sign.” Hasselbeck never signed with any team this season.
Scott Linehan is out as offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys after five seasons. The announcement came only days after coach Jason Garrett sent mixed messages about the assistant’s future with the team. Garrett says he and Linehan had some open discussions this week and mutually agreed a change was needed. Dallas won the NFC East this season before losing to the Rams in a divisional game last weekend.
The Seattle Seahawks are giving quarterback Paxton Lynch another chance in the NFL. Lynch’s signing throws the former first-round pick directly into the mix as a potential backup for Russell Wilson. Lynch was cut by the Denver Broncos before the start of the 2018 season.
The NFL’s top four offenses meet Sunday in what seems like the inevitable conclusion to a star-studded, scoring-fueled 2018 season.
After suffering an early-November loss to the New Orleans Saints, several Los Angeles Rams players said they were relieved that the pressure to complete a perfect season was over.
Referee John Parry will lead the seven-person crew of on-field game officials working the Super Bowl in Atlanta. This will be the third Super Bowl that Parry has worked. Three officials will make their second appearances in the NFL’s title game. It will be the first Super Bowl for the other three. The game is Feb. 3.
The coaching staffs of the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys have been selected to lead the Pro Bowl teams. Anthony Lynn and his Chargers’ staff will coach the AFC team in the Jan. 27 game in Orlando. Jason Garrett and his Cowboys’ staff will coach the NFC team.
This, too, shall pass. It always helps to remember that. Just the same, it takes a lot to disperse lingering ghosts, doesn’t it? Especially when the paranoia was almost tangible among Kansas City Chiefs fans, who have endured a bizarre array of tortured terminations for even their most seemingly promising teams.
The Patriots were dealt a blow prior to their final two regular-season games when Josh Gordon was suspended for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. But what could have created a hole in the receiving group has been filled by the group’s oldest member. At age 32, Julian Edelman has put together back-to-back vintage performances and is expected to again be a big factor in the AFC championship game.
As the Seahawks enter what they ruefully believe is a premature offseason, numerous contractual matters hang over their future.
Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declares for NFL draft
Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
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