Open Field
How Officials Check Ball Pressure
During our Game 150 series, The MMQB got an exclusive look at the pregame check for proper inflation. You know you want to see it
Monday Morning Quarterback
Seattle, Suddenly Super
Seattle, Suddenly Super
In an instant, the Seahawks went from down 12 with under three minutes left to wildly celebrating another Super Bowl trip. Here's a closer look at how Seattle stunned the Pack. Plus, the Pats rout Indy, coaching and draft buzz and more
By Peter King
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
Open Field
Reaction Around the League: From Anger to Shrugs
Deflategate Reaction Around the League: From Anger to Shrugs
Most NFL coaches and GMs are in Alabama for the Senior Bowl—seemingly a million miles from the epicenter of Deflategate—and sentiment over the severity of a possible Patriots offense is decidedly mixed
By Greg A. Bedard
Analytics
This One Will Be Close
This One Will Be Close
Early betting lines predict that Super Bowl 49 will be close. Our statistical model agrees. According to the numbers, who is more likely to come out on top on Super Sunday?
Super Bowl 49
Deflategate: The Pressure is Building
Deflategate: The Pressure is Building
Don't expect discipline before Super Bowl Sunday—the NFL desperately needs to get this one right. But if anyone in the Patriots organization is found to have tampered with a game ball, the punishment will be severe
By Peter King
Business of Football
Awaiting Peyton’s Decision
Awaiting Peyton’s Decision
Listening to John Elway talk about Peyton Manning and seeing his coldhearted dealings with John Fox, I was reminded of the Packers’ circumstances with Brett Favre in 2008. As stoic as Manning is, everyone likes to be recruited
By Andrew Brandt
Deep Dive
Everything You Need To Know About Super Bowl 49
Everything You Need To Know About Super Bowl 49
Our film-study guru breaks down the matchups, schemes, strengths, weaknesses and gambits from every conceivable angle. And the winner will be...
By Andy Benoit