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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Tom Brady’s family roots run deep, strong in Minnesota

Tom Brady has never lost in Minnesota, with his latest game in the land of lakes this weekend at the Super Bowl of course looming as the largest yet.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Kneeling, Gatorade, hair color among most interesting prop bets of 2018 Super Bowl

This Sunday in the 2018 Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. And once again, thousands – if not …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Column: No cure for Patriot Fatigue, so savor the greatness

Outside of New England, we’ve all become a bit nauseated at the sight of these guys in the Super Bowl year after monotonous year, a numbing, inevitable exercise that’s transformed …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

Watching Sunday’s Super Bowl online gets easier this year

It’ll be much easier to watch the Super Bowl online for free this year. NBC won’t require proof of a cable or satellite TV subscription, meaning that anyone in the …

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski cleared to play in Super Bowl after concussion

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gronkowski participated fully in practice on Thursday

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is quietly influential with peers

Jeffrey Lurie danced like nobody was watching after the Philadelphia Eagles won both of their playoff games.

Lawrence Guy, Ricky Jean Francois, appreciate tough paths to Super Bowl

The Patriots have a history of elevating formerly unknown players to key roles. This season has been no exception with 2011 seventh-round draft pick Lawrence Guy and Ricky Jean Francois, …

Eagles having fun on big stage, not intimidated by Patriots

Wrestling masks have replaced the dog masks. The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are having fun with the media frenzy leading up to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. They’re …

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski expects to play in Super Bowl

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski says he expects to play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. He made his first public appearance while playing former …

Carson Wentz goes from MVP contender to cheerleader for Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz watched both playoff games from the sideline – the victory over the Falcons on crutches and the rout of the Vikings on a cane.

Couch Slouch gets the scoop from Bill Belichick himself

Couch Slouch: As a public service, I usually provide an annual Super Bowl Viewing Guide (for Super Bowl Parties of Six or More). But this year, all of you are …

Nick Foles follows Hostetler’s path from backup to Super Bowl

Soon after Carson Wentz went down with a season-ending knee injury and Philadelphia’s Super Bowl hopes were placed on backup Nick Foles’ right arm, Jeff Hostetler’s phone lit up. Out …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Duron Harmon still speaking up, playing big for New England Patriots

Duron Harmon thought it was time to speak up.

New England’s Tom Brady practices without glove as Rob Gronkowski returns to practice

After getting stitches in his right hand and thumb prior to the AFC championship game last week, quarterback Tom Brady was on the practice field Saturday, gripping the ball without …

Patriots DC Matt Patricia bringing the beard back to Super Bowl

Most identifiable by his bushy beard, backward-facing ball cap and cargo shorts or cut-off sweatpants no matter what the weather, Matt Patricia will be on the Patriots sideline on Feb. …

Danny Amendola making playoffs his playground for Patriots

Patriots receiver Danny Amendola has had a knack for coming up in big moments in the playoffs the past two seasons. Most recently he was the recipient of two touchdown …

Trey Flowers’ consistency key to Patriots’ improvement on defense

Trey Flowers has been one of the most consistent players for the Patriots on defense this season. He sat out two games late in the season with a ribs injury, …

New coach Mike Vrabel: Titles proof Titans’ approach works

Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson got his NFL start as a scout with the New England Patriots, the same team his new head coach Mike Vrabel won three Super Bowl …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Super Bowl: Haves vs. the have-nots

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title. They’ll face a Philadelphia Eagles team looking for their first …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Tom Brady-to-Danny Amendola connection sends Patriots back to Super Bowl

Tom Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining, rallying the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl with …

Jaguars don’t fear Patriots’ history in AFC title matchup

The week started with a little trash talk from the underdog. The rest of it was dominated by speculation about a certain 40-year-old quarterback’s injured throwing hand. Plenty of intrigue …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

What matters more than a good QB in these playoffs? A good D

Four of the five teams that gave up the fewest points during the regular season are the last four left with a shot at the Super Bowl, something that had …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Tom Brady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury

Tom Brady said a bit contentiously only “We’ll see” at a news conference Friday when asked whether he would play in Sunday’s conference title game against Jacksonville.

Kyle Van Noy’s versatility key in Patriots defensive improvement

Kyle Van Noy was thrust into a leadership role following Dont’a Hightower’s season-ending injury in Week 7. He took on an increased role while posting career-high tackle and sack numbers …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars ride offense, swagger to AFC title game

The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t faced the New England Patriots in a game that matters in more than two years. That’s OK. They know a pretty good place to go to …

Patriots beat Titans 35-14, head back to AFC title game

Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards, and the New England Patriots cruised past the Tennessee Titans 35-14 on Saturday night to advance to their seventh consecutive AFC …

Dick LeBeau vs Bill Belichick meet in rare playoff battle

Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard sees the matchup between Tennessee defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and Bill Belichick and his New England Patriots as a showdown for the ages between two of …

The ‘mother of all stats’ doesn’t see the Patriots as Super Bowl contenders

The NFL playoffs are set, giving us a chance to look over the field and separate the pretenders from the contenders.

Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees retires

Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees is retiring following a successful NFL career that began with the New England Patriots.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

Patriots rally behind Gronkowski, edge Steelers 27-24

The New England Patriots have built a dynasty on second chances. Miss an opportunity to bury the Super Bowl champions and they will find a way to find a way, …