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
Deep Dive
How They Get Gronk Open
How They Get Gronk Open
'You have to stop Gronkowski.' It's easier said than done thanks to the Patriots' use of formations and route combos. Here's how Gronk keeps getting open
By Andy Benoit
Podcast
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – Super Bowl 49 Preview
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – Super Bowl 49 Preview
Andy previews the big game, breaks down individual matchups that will decide the game and gives his take on Deflategate
By Andy Benoit
Super Bowl 49
A Conversation with the Legion of Boom
A Conversation with the Legion of Boom
After an almost unfathomable comeback win in the NFC championship, we joined up with Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Byron Maxwell, Jeremy Lane and, of course, Richard Sherman as they prepared for a Sports Illustrated cover shoot, and for the Patriots. Here’s what they had to say about teamwork, where they stand in history and, oh yeah, Tom Brady
By Robert Klemko
In This Corner
It’s About More than Me
It’s About More than Me
Feels great to be back on the biggest stage—more established, a little more grown up—with my Legion of Boom brothers. Above all, these past 12 months have shown me that we have the power, and the duty, to shape our own destinies
By Richard Sherman
Tuesday Mailbag
The Super Bowl Mailbag
The Super Bowl Mailbag
The vibe in Phoenix is ominous, thanks to Deflategate and Patriots owner Bob Kraft challenging the NFL to prove his team did anything wrong. Plus readers' questions on Jonas Gray, the Browns' luck and moving the big game to Saturday
By Peter King
On Further Review
Deflategate Will Be a Complicated Investigation
Deflategate Will Be a Complicated Investigation
In the mystery of the inflation levels of footballs, many key pieces of information are missing. The NFL's hired investigators will have to rely on forensic evidence to find the truth, along with getting a buttoned-up organization to be forthcoming
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 (we’re looking at you, Tom Brady)
By Emily Kaplan
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
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