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Super Bowl XLVI Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind. New England Patriots vs. New York Giants Sunday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. EST on NBC New England Patriots Offense: Tom Brady opened this postseason with his finest playoff performance ever...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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Super Bowl betting — and prop bets, in particular — attract sharks and suckers alike who can’t afford a $3.5-million, 30-second commercial spot on NBC’s telecast or a $2,500 nosebleed seat at Lucas Oil Stadium, but do have a some lunch money to...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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There has been a major trend in sports media over the last 10-15 years to give quarterbacks singular credit for team success. The signal caller that is probably the most debated in this fashion is Tom Brady of the Patriots. Some people believe he...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By RALPH VACCHIANO There isn’t much that can get a rise out of Bill Belichick, the stoic, unemotional, coach of the New England Patriots. He’s been to four Super Bowls as a head coach, won three, and built himself a dynasty in New England. But...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The underdog New York Giants surprised the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, a memorable 17-14 decision to complete the 2007 season. Four years later, the two stalwart franchises will meet for NFL supremacy once again. This...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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When the New York Giants and New England Patriots kick off Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the game won’t be just a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, it will be a renewal of the greatest sports town rivalry and culture clash in...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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— by Mark Ross Tom Brady the greatest quarterback of all-time in NFL history? Believe it or not, this may not be as far-fetched a statement as it may have seemed. Let’s start with Tom Terrific’s numbers — a two-time NFL MVP with nearly 40,000...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Believe the hype. As far as intrigue goes, Super Bowl XLVI has the potential to be one of the greatest ever. Yet, potential is just that. Much as we would like, there’s no way to know whether Sunday’s Giants v. Pats battle will come down the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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What once seemed unfathomable – Peyton Manning NOT in an Indianapolis Colts uniform – seems not so improbable with every passing day. Picking up the pieces from a disastrous 2-14 season, Colts owner Jim Irsay, new general manager Ryan Grigson and...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Enough with the prognosticating. Giants fans should simply enjoy a ride that might be the best one yet. Everything about the 2011 Giants has been said and said again. And again. Eli is full of crap, how dare he put his name next to Tom Brady’...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The Final Four has been set, and it might not have been the one you were expecting. The AFC did get its top two seeds through to the championship, but over in the NFC the two best teams – or what everyone thought were the two best teams (the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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A quick preview of both the AFC and NFC Championship Games, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Ravens (13-4) at Patriots (14-3) Sunday, Jan. 22, 3:00...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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By Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on Twitter) It seems like a very counterintuitive question on the surface: Do you want a bye week in the NFL Playoffs? Logically, of course you do. Being a No. 1 or 2 seed means having a top record, one less game...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) No. 4 Denver (8-8) at No. 1 New England (13-3) Saturday, 8 p.m. ET, CBS January 20, 2008. That is the date of the New England Patriots' last playoff win. It’s actually a little hard to believe,...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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The New York Giants already have a formula for how to beat the Green Bay Packers. Other than the Kansas City Chiefs, who actually beat them, nobody came closer to doing it than the Giants did on Dec. 4. That game was the perfect example for...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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If I were a betting man (and I’m not because, well, it’s illegal) I might just be inclined to lay a couple dollars on the Houston Texans coming out of Baltimore this weekend with a win. I know they’re dogs by 9 points, but why not the Texans?...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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In 2007, Wes Welker lead the NFL in receptions with 112. In 2010, Arian Foster’s All-Pro season came out of nowhere as he led the National Football League in rushing with 1,616 yards. This year, it was the explosive Victor Cruz and his 1,536...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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A quick preview of all four games of the NFL Divisional Round, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Saints (14-3) at 49ers (13-3) Saturday, Jan. 14, 4:...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) No. 3 Houston (10-6) at No. 2 Baltimore (12-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS The Ravens await the Texans on Sunday after winning six of their last seven games, including three wins over playoff teams. But...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) No. 3 New Orleans (13-3) at No. 2 San Francisco (13-3) Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET, FOX There is no hotter team in the land than the New Orleans Saints. They are riding a league-high nine-game winning...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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Ironically, it took a Thomas to quiet the Tebow doubters. The Denver Broncos pulled off a miraculous 29–23 overtime victory over the defending AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers, thanks to a record-breaking 80-yard touchdown pass from Tim Tebow...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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This year’s version of the NFL playoffs start with two teams on the downslide, but the winner has a legitimate shot to make a quick turnaround and at least reach the AFC Championship Game. The Cincinnati Bengals, who have not won a playoff game...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
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A quick preview of all four games on NFL Wild Card Weekend, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Bengals (9-7) at Texans (10-6) Saturday, Jan. 7, 4:30...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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When the once-proud Indianapolis Colts staggered to an 0–13 start this season, many assumed heads would roll this offseason. Most casual observers pointed to head coach Jim Caldwell, who had been Tony Dungy’s hand-picked successor when the man...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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Matt Flynn, QB, Packers Step aside Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre and Bart Starr, there’s a new record-breaking quarterback in Titletown. A pending free agent, Flynn completed 31-of-44 passes for a team-record 480 yards, a club-record six TDs and...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago

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