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Roger Goodell is out of the apology business, even when Robert Kraft feels his team has been wronged in the DeflateGate scandal.Upvote Share Tweet
Pats Backup QB Garoppolo Helps Defense Prepare for Wilsonnytimes.com 3 hours agoA rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL tempts fate with inability to handle scandals properlyprofootballtalk.com 4 hours agoOver the years, the NFL’s Commissioner has navigated plenty of difficult situations that could have tested the tenuous balance between the Commissioner’s role as the overseer of the sport and his job as employee of the owners of the teams he oversees. T…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 6 hours agoThe girlfriend testified that a semiprofessional football player killed in 2013 and Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end, were in the “early stages of friendship.”Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Lewis Heeds Parents’ Advice in College Decisionnytimes.com 8 hours agoChris Lewis, a power forward who has been receiving scholarship offers since he was in middle school, has chosen to play for Harvard, following advice from his father, Mo Lewis, the former Jets linebacker.Upvote Share Tweet
Vague Job Outline Leads to Defining Role With Seahawksnytimes.com 10 hours agoAs the Seahawks’ defensive passing game specialist, Rocky Seto deals with the minutiae of the game as the “detail guy.”Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 10 hours agoAfter another season in which more than 99 percent of extra points were successful, the NFL is looking at ways to make it harder. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said today that he wants to continue exploring ways to make extra points more exciting. “Fan…Upvote Share Tweet
San Francisco 49ers Buy Stake in Sacramento Soccer Teamnytimes.com 10 hours agoThe owners of the San Francisco 49ers football team have purchased a stake in Sacramento's minor league Republic soccer club, the second major team to do so this week in an effort to bolster the club's chances of winning major league status.Upvote Share Tweet
Seahawks' D Could Earn Spot in NFL Lore With Super Bowl Winnytimes.com 11 hours agoAs it is, a pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 11 hours agoNFL Players Association President Eric Winston took a shot at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today, but it didn’t take Winston long to back down. Shortly after Winston told Tom Curran of CSNNE.com that a 2-year-old could do Goodell’s job, Winston issued…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 11 hours agoThe final injury report of the season is out, and it’s not a dramatic one. Which, of course, is part of the reason these two teams are here. The only real change on the report Friday is that Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was listed as a limited partici…Upvote Share Tweet
Hundreds lose out on tickets to Super BowlESPN.com 12 hours agoHundreds of fans won't be going to Super Bowl XLIX after brokers and resale sites reneged on tickets that they already sold fans.Upvote Share Tweet
Record Defense Is Why Seattle Will Win 2nd Straightnytimes.com 12 hours agoThe sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 12 hours agoPHOENIX — Doug Baldwin went on a tirade after the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC championship game in dramatic fashion, which came off as fairly amusing. "I want y'all to write this down," Baldwin said at the time. "Write this down, OK? Rem…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 12 hours agoSeahawks coach Pete Carroll and Patriots coach Bill Belichick showed mutual respect at their joint press conference this morning, but they also showed what different men they are. That was true from the very beginning, when Carroll enthused at the start…Upvote Share TweetThe Tennessee Titans have fired vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson and streamlined their football administration.Upvote Share Tweet
Rolling Stone Publishes, Then Unpublishes, Column Criticizing The NFLdeadspin.com 12 hours agoFriend of Deadspin Jeb Lund (also known as monstrous, deceased dictator Mobutu Sese Soko) published a column today under the headline "Screw the Super Bowl: The Big Lies of the Big Game" on Rolling Stone's website. You can't read it on Rolling…Upvote Share TweetLess than two weeks after a pair of botched special-teams plays cost the Green Bay Packers in their NFC Championship Game loss to the Seattle Seahawks, coach Mike McCarthy fired special-teams coordinator Shawn Slocum on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Prop Challenge, Day VIII — Over-Under on Russell Wilson’s rushing yards: 41.5profootballtalk.com 13 hours agoWelcome to PFT’s Prop Challenge, our daily look at a Super Bowl proposition bet. Here’s the idea: we present a prop, do some light analysis, then let you decide which side to take — hypothetically, of course. (Previous examples are at the bottom of this…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 13 hours agoPHOENIX — Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has had time to let his balky ankle heal and let his ego soothe after losing to the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the playoffs as he did some promotional work this week at the site …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 13 hours agoMarcus Allen, Bart Starr, Phil Simms … I couldn’t get them on the list of 10 greatest Super Bowl players ever. That’s a lot of Super Bowl MVPs and records left off. Kurt Warner, Franco Harris, Steve Young and John Riggins also want to have a word, I’m s…Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Harris optimistic on Manning’s return, has faith in Osweilerprofootballtalk.com 14 hours agoDuring his appearance on Friday’s PFT Live, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris expressed optimism Peyton Manning would return in 2015, noting the lousy taste the divisional-round loss to former team Indianapolis had to leave with the future Hall of Fame qu…Upvote Share Tweet
McCain: Time to talk legalizing sports bettingESPN.com 14 hours agoSen. John McCain says Congress needs to hold hearings to discuss legalizing sports betting.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 14 hours agoSan Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced names of civic leaders and financial experts tasked with finding a location and creating a finance plan to build a new stadium for the Chargers.Upvote Share Tweet
Belichick Sees 'Relentless' Seattle as Model for Othersnytimes.com 14 hours agoNew England head coach Bill Belichick is not known for heaping compliments on his own team, but when it comes to Sunday's Super Bowl opponents the Seattle Seahawks, the Patriots coach has not been shy in expressing his admiration.Upvote Share Tweet
#WhyWeWillWin: Patriots Are ConfidentJan 30New England fans believe that the Patriots will win Super Bowl XLIX because they will uphold the city's historic confidence.
#WhyWeWillWin: Great LeadersJan 30Patriots fans believe that New England will win Super Bowl XLIX because -- like Paul Revere, John Hancock and John Adams -- Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Bill Belichick are great leaders.
Playing Through Injuries In The NFLJan 30Seahawks players Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Bobby Wagner, Earl Thomas and Kevin Williams discuss playing while being hurt in the NFL.
Hundreds Lose Out On Super Bowl TicketsJan 30ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses why hundreds of fans won't be going to Super Bowl XLIX after brokers and resale sites reneged on tickets that were already sold.
Darrell Bevell on the Chess Match with Belichick and Russell Wilson’s Unsh…Jan 30Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
Bobby Wagner's healthy return sparked SeahawksJan 30Linebacker Bobby Wagner's return from injury in Week 12 sparked the Seahawks' late-season defensive surge, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
The Key to Super Bowl 49? Guy by the Name of GronkJan 30TEMPE, Ariz. — Did Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright’s sly smile tell it all? I’ve got this theory about Super Bowl 49 that isn’t exactly breaking news: Rob Gronkowski is the key player. If he blows up, New England wins. If Seattle manages to beat him up …
No surprise Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots reached Super Bowl - Cl…Jan 29Intriguing Seahawks-Patriots matchup is no surprise, and it should deliver another Super Bowl thriller, writes John Clayton.