Super Bowl Breakdown
What the Patriots Must Do
The No. 1 key for the Patriots on Super Sunday: Get Gronk going
By Peter King
Super Bowl Breakdown
Recipe for a Repeat
What do the Seahawks need to win Super Bowl 49? Marshawn Lynch, for starters
By Peter King
Super Bowl 49
When They Were Younger
When They Were Younger
The men playing in Super Bowl XLIX are remembered by their high school and college coaches, who share stories about their former charges playing a church organ, tricking out a beat-up Cadillac, giving haircuts in the locker room and getting trapped in a locker (ahem, we’re looking at you Tom Brady)
By Emily Kaplan
Extra Point
An Aging Star, A Lost Season
An Aging Star, A Lost Season
It's been more than a month since the Saints were eliminated from playoff contention. Now 36, Drew Brees can only hope the franchise learns from its mistakes and turns things around—before it’s too late for him
By Greg A. Bedard
Monday Morning Quarterback
A Super Bowl Comeback
A Super Bowl Comeback
Eight years removed from being told he’d never again ref in the NFL, Bill Vinovich is preparing to officiate the sport’s biggest game. A look at his remarkable story, plus more on the Patriots’ Deflategate response and 10 things I think in Phoenix
By Peter King
Going Long
Football’s Focus Group
Football’s Focus Group
The ultimate outsider—an Englishman who never played the game—abandoned a profitable business to run an NFL advanced stats website. In just a few years he’s gone from 80 page views a week to overseeing an international staff of 80 that’s helping to transform the league
By Jenny Vrentas
Window Into the Weekend
Deflategate: Relax and Let the Investigation Play Out
By Peter King
The Conscience
Deflategate: Some Perspective, Please?
Deflategate: Some Perspective, Please?
In a season like no other in NFL history, I’ve come down with a serious case of controversy fatigue. Let’s all take a deep breath and exhale. This doesn’t rise to the level of threatening the integrity of the game in any lasting way
By Don Banks
The Friday Interview
Al Michaels: Voice of the Super Bowl
Al Michaels: Voice of the Super Bowl
The legendary play-by-play man on calling his ninth Super Bowl, the criticism of his comments on commissioner Goodell and the Mueller Report, and his favorite telecast of all time (hint: it’s not the Miracle on Ice)
By Jenny Vrentas
Game Plan
The Deflategate Rundown (And a Little Super Talk)
The Deflategate Rundown (And a Little Super Talk)
The Patriots aired their side of the story Thursday, and now the football world awaits the NFL’s ruling. (Don't hold your breath.) Here’s where things stand, along with a quick peek ahead to what we’ll be watching for next week in Phoenix
By Peter King