Bill Belichick

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Continue Winning Ways In December

The New England Patriots crushed the Houston Texans on Monday night for another December win.
<p> The New England Patriots crushed the Houston Texans on Monday night for another December win at Foxborough for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.</p>

Super Bowl XLVI Hall of Famers

Will another Super Bowl win punch Eli Manning's ticket to the Hall of Fame in Canton?
<p> Will another Super Bowl win punch Eli Manning's ticket to the Hall of Fame in Canton? A rundown of this year's 15 Hall of Fame finalists as well as the potential future Hall of Famers competing in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.</p>

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee will meet in Indianapolis on Feb. 4, the day before Super Bowl XLVI, to debate and vote on the 2012 Hall of Fame class — which will be the 50th class honored in Canton, Ohio. This year’s field has been narrowed down to 15 modern-era finalists and two senior nominees.

Game, Set, Rematch

Super Bowl XLVI is a Patriots-Giants rematch of Super Bowl XLII and Week 9 this season.
<p> Super Bowl XLVI is a Patriots-Giants rematch of Super Bowl XLII and Week 9 this season.</p>

The greatest battles in sports often produce the greatest rematches. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. All are classic rivalries with multiple spellbinding chapters.

Super Bowl XLVI Breakdown

A breakdown of the Patriots' and Giants' offense, defense, special teams and coaching.
<p> A breakdown of the New England Patriots' and New York Giants' offense, defense, special teams and coaching.</p>

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

Super Bowl XLVI Prop Bets

The spread, over-under, coin toss, Kelly Clarkson's anthem, Madonna's halftime show, MVP and more.
<p> Super Bowl prop bet advice on gambling on the spread, over-under, coin toss, Kelly Clarkson's National Anthem, Madonna's halftime show, the winning coach's Gatorade shower, Super Bowl XLVI MVP and more.</p>

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 wager on Super Sunday.

New York vs. Boston Rivalry

The Big Apple and Beantown have nation's best sports town feud and culture clash.
<p> The Big Apple and Beantown have nation's best sports town feud and culture clash, going toe-to-toe for bragging rights over Babe Ruth, Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, Larry Bird, Eli Manning, Mike Tyson, Rocky Marciano, Bill Belichick, Bill Parcells, Martin Scorsese and clam chowder.</p>

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 the country — New York vs. Boston. Which city has the edge heading into Super Sunday? The following is a tale of the tape:

AFC, NFC Championship Game Previews

A look at the AFC and NFC Championship Games, with the picks of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A preview of the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game and the New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, plus the consensus picks of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

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 pm ET, CBS

New England Patriots 2011 NFL Team Preview

An in-depth look at the Patriots' offense, defense and special teams this year.
<p> <span><span>An in-depth look at the New England Patriots' offense, defense and special teams this year.</span></span></p>

A potent offense and a young defense that grew a great deal as the season went along propelled the Patriots to yet another AFC East title in 2010, but for the second straight year the team was one-and-done in the postseason, losing to their heated rivals, the Jets.

Albert Haynesworth to Patriots

New England trades 2013 fifth-rounder to Washington for Albert Haynesworth.
<p> <span><span>New England trades 2013 fifth-rounder to Washington for Albert Haynesworth.</span></span></p>

Bill Belichick has done it again, acquiring former $100-million man Albert Haynesworth for pennies on the dollar.