The Patriots’ return to the Super Bowl – the team’s fourth appearance in five years – proved to be a difficult road. New England overcame a series of midseason issues, and had to go through Kansas City to win the AFC Championship. Once again led by Bill Belichick, the Patriots did their jobs. The New England coach, who has won a total of seven Super Bowl rings in his lengthy NFL career, produced one of his best performances. Belichick was the subject of a book released in the fall written by ESPN’s Ian O’Connor. Titled, “Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time,” the book became a New York Times bestseller. O’Connor recently answered a few questions about the subject of his book now that a few months have passed since it was published and Belichick is preparing the Patriots to play in yet another Super Bowl. This interview has been lightly edited and condensed for length and clarity. What’s been your … [Read more...] about 6 Super Bowl questions with Ian O’Connor, author of the latest in-depth Bill Belichick book
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By Matt Young Updated 1:52 pm CST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 PHOTOS: A look at each Super Bowl ring over the years New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shows off some of his Super Bowl rings at a team celebration. Brady will be trying to win a record sixth ring as a player when he faces the Eagles in this year's Super Bowl. Browse through the photos above for a look at each Super Bowl ring through the years. less PHOTOS: A look at each Super Bowl ring over the years New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shows off some of his Super Bowl rings at a team celebration. Brady will be trying to win a record sixth ring as ... more Photo: New England Patriots Photo: New England Patriots Image 1 of / 67 Caption Close Image 1 of 67 PHOTOS: A look at each Super Bowl ring over … [Read more...] about A look at each Super Bowl ring over the years
By Matt Young Updated 5:38 pm CST, Monday, January 28, 2019 PHOTOS: Every Houston-area high school that has produced a player that went on to play in a Super Bowl Michael Strahan became famous as a Super Bowl-winning defensive star for the New York Giants, but he started right here at Westbury High School. Browse through the photos to see how many Super Bowl players each high school in Houston produced ... less PHOTOS: Every Houston-area high school that has produced a player that went on to play in a Super Bowl Michael Strahan became famous as a Super Bowl-winning defensive star for the New York Giants, but he ... more Photo: David J. Phillip, Associated Press Photo: David J. Phillip, Associated Press Image 1 of / 93 Caption Close Image 1 of 93 PHOTOS: Every Houston-area … [Read more...] about Houston-area high schools with the most Super Bowl players
It’ll be the Patriots vs. the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Here are all the details concerning the game. Date: Sunday, Feb. 3 Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. TV: CBS Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta Home team: Los Angeles Rams Away team: New England Patriots Halftime entertainers: Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi National anthem: Gladys Knight How they got here AFC champion: The Patriots went 11-5 to capture the AFC East title and the No. 2 seed, earning a bye. After defeating the Los Angeles Chargers, 41-28, in a divisional playoff, New England defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game, 37-31, in overtime. Los Angeles Rams: The Rams went 13-3 to capture the NFC West title and the No. 2 seed, earning a bye. After defeating the Dallas Cowboys, 30-22, in a divisional playoff, the Rams knocked off the No. 1 seed New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game, 26-23 in overtime. Notable ■ The Rams are in the Super Bowl in just their third season back in Los … [Read more...] about A complete guide to Super Bowl LIII
By Eric Branch Updated 3:59 pm PST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 The 49ers won their last Super Bowl in Miami. Will their win their next Super Bowl in the same city? The chances aren’t great. The 49ers have 40-1 odds to win Super Bowl LIV in Miami in 2020, according to BetOnline.ag. Only 11 teams have longer odds than the 49ers, who share 40-1 chances with the Jaguars and Giants. Of note for the dynastic Patriots, who are managing to play the everyone-thinks-we-stink card before the AFC Championship Game in Kansas City on Sunday: The Chiefs have the best odds (7-1) and the Patriots are a 10-1 shot. Tom Brady’s reaction: No one believes in us. For those that actually wager on such things, there appears to be decent value in the Colts (20-1) and Seahawks (33-1) and, yes, the longshot 49ers, who had 22-1 odds in training camp before their franchise quarterback was lost for the season in Week 3. The 49ers won their last Super Bowl, beating the Chargers 49-26, … [Read more...] about 49ers win next season’s Super Bowl? What are the odds?