Vinnie Iyer @vinnieiyer Updated at 9:18 a.m. ET Updated at 9:18 a.m. ET Seventeen Super Bowls later, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are going right back to where the Patriots' seemingly never-ending dynasty started. OK, so the "where" is a little different. Super Bowl 53 will be played in Atlanta, not New Orleans, and these Rams are from Los Angeles, not St. Louis. But it's appropriate that New England's opponent in their latest attempt at a record-tying sixth Super Bowl championship is the same team it faced in its quest for the first. MORE: Odds for Patriots vs. Rams Super Bowl 53 As a refresher, that was a 24-year-old Brady and a 49-year-old Belichick in a modest, 20-17 victory in Super Bowl 36, well before they became the most successful player-coach duo in the history of American professional team sports. It's … [Read more...] about Patriots-Rams Super Bowl rematch brings Tom Brady, Bill Belichick full circle
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The playoffs, so far, haven’t been terribly thrilling. Except for a few notable exceptions, like last week’s Saints win over the Eagles, the teams that won never really left the outcome in doubt. The Divisional round was especially good for the favored teams — all of them won, setting up a pair of conference championships between the first and second seeds. So what about this weekend? If you came here looking for an upset this weekend from our wise panel of experts, well, temper your expectations. The majority of our panel this week sees both the No. 1 seeds, the Chiefs and the Saints, winning this weekend and punching their ticket for a Super Bowl. But that’s not ironclad. The Patriots are underdogs at the Chiefs this weekend. Those poor, poor Patriots. Will they ever catch a break? Our panel does not believe they will, not this week anyway. There are two picks for New England, one of which is the coin toss. Are we not giving the Patriots enough of a … [Read more...] about NFL picks 2019: Experts foresee a Chiefs vs. Saints Super Bowl matchup
1. Los Angeles Chargers: Imagine being an NFL executive contemplating the playoffs with the very real possibility that the Chargers, a team that can’t fill a tiny soccer stadium for its “home” games, could be playing deep into January. That’s got to be at least a little unnerving for the ratings watchers on Park Ave. The NFL’s best team and nobody loves them. It’s like Kirk Van Houten turned “Can I Borrow a Feeling?” into a No. 1 single, but was still, you know, Kirk Van Houten. Further proving the complete lack of cosmic justice and absence of reason in the NFL this season, the Chargers are currently the FIFTH seed in the AFC. They beat the Chiefs and are tied for the best record in the conference, but the tiebreaker currently goes to Kansas City. That could change. MVP-candidate Philip Rivers and Co. face the Ravens this week and wrap up the season against the Broncos. The Chiefs, meanwhile, are in Seattle before a December preseason … [Read more...] about NFL power rankings, Week 16: Where do we get tickets for a Chargers vs. Saints Super Bowl?
Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez and Jeff Seidel and Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 10:04 p.m. UTC Sep 6, 2018 Free Press sports writers and columnists make bold predictions for the Detroit Lions' 2018 season, and pick conference champions and a Super Bowl winner: Dave Birkett Lions record: 7-9. The reason: The Lions could have one of the most potent offenses in the NFL if their line holds up, but the defense is a different story. I don’t see where they get a sustainable pass rush, I’m worried about their ability to stop the run with guys like Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliott on the schedule, and I'm not sure they have enough at cornerback to survive. I see growing pains in Matt Patricia's first year as head coach. Biggest win: vs. Vikings, Dec. 23. Lions MVP: Matthew Stafford. Lions leading rusher: Kerryon Johnson, 818. Lions leading receiver: Marvin Jones, 1,144 yards. Where Lions will rank in scoring defense: 19th. … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions record predictions, stats leaders and Super Bowl picks
Chelsea Howard Omnisport @CDH16 Updated at 7:51 p.m. ET Updated at 7:51 p.m. ET The Eagles and Patriots have been taking jabs at each other as the two face off for the first time since Super Bowl 52, but it appears one fan got in on the fun. According to NBC Sports, an anonymous Eagles fan paid $1,000 to fly a plane over Gillette Stadium prior to kickoff of Thursday's preseason game with a banner that read, "41-33 Philly Philly SB LII." Take a look: A lifelong Eagles fan from Bucks County paid $1,000 for a ✈️ to flyover Gillette Stadium, just reminding Patriots fans the score of the Super Bowl 🔥🔥#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/7B8u7W9Iit— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) August 16, 2018 A plane keeps flying over Gillette Stadium with the #SuperBowl score taunting #Patriots fans. Something tells me this is going to be a good … [Read more...] about Eagles fan trolls Patriots by flying banner of Super Bowl 52 score over Gillette Stadium