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Sally Jenkins: The NFL’s pandemic response was a striking success – and a genuine public service

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 10, 2021

Tell your glad-handing state and municipal leaders, with their finger-in-the-breeze priorities and vaccine websites that freeze, to take a crash course in organizational competence from the NFL. The league's 256-game season sprawled across 30 major metropolitan areas, and it nevertheless wound up with a COVID-19 positivity rate of just .08%, against the disgraceful nationwide rate of 7%. You want to get a grip on this pandemic? Maybe you should hire an NFL doctor.

Sports >  NFL

Kansas City Chiefs head into offseason with core intact, plenty of holes

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 8, 2021

The Kansas City Chiefs were so confident in their Super Bowl-winning roster from the 2019 season that they did everything they could to bring it back intact, signing quarterback Patrick Mahomes and defensive tackle Chris Jones to huge deals and reworking other contracts to make the numbers fit in the salary cap. It almost worked, too.
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MVPs: The Most Valuable Players of the first 54 Super Bowls

In a game designed to showcase the very best of the NFL’s best, how can anyone single out just one player to be deemed the “most valuable”? Some years, a player will exceed all expectations and stand out above the rest. Some years, it’s a single moment that fans will remember for years to come. And in others still: It can be a difficult choice. Here’s a look at Super Bowl MVPs over the years.
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Results of the first 54 Super Bowls

Whether you tune in because you love pro football, because you’re a fan of one of the two teams or if you just like seeing the debut of the world’s greatest TV commercials, you’ll most likely watch the 55th annual Super Bowl Sunday. Here’s a look at the rich history of the National Football League’s big finale: