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Behind the Face Mask
The NFL’s Dirty Laundry
The NFL’s Dirty Laundry
While the media obsesses over quiet players and PSI, the biggest problems in professional football go unnoticed. From concussions to non-guaranteed contracts, players are getting fed up with the league's rampant hypocrisy
Deep Dive
Why Seattle’s DBs Rule
Why Seattle’s DBs Rule
The Seahawks secondary might be the NFL's best unit. How'd it happen? Meet position coach Kris Richard, who's about to become the next hot coordinator
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
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
On Further Review
An Early Look at Super Sunday
An Early Look at Super Sunday
Seattle must overcome injuries, and the Patriots must get help for Tom Brady. An early look at the key players and matchups that will decide Super Bowl 49
By Peter King
MMQB Extra
Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas Injury Effects
Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas Injury Effects
They toughed it out on Sunday and will surely play in Super Bowl 49. But how will injuries to two of the Seahawks’ stars affect them against the Patriots?
By Peter King
Open Field
All-Pro Showdown
All-Pro Showdown
Rodgers or Romo? Revis or Harris? Gostkowski or Vinatieri? Greg Bedard and Peter King debate their 2014 All-Pro ballots and awards picks
By Greg A. Bedard
Deep Dive
Breaking Down the NFL’s Elite Eight
Breaking Down the Elite Eight
An in-depth look at both sides of the ball for this weekend's four divisional-round playoff games
By Andy Benoit
Monday Morning Quarterback
Big Ben Goes Boom
Big Ben Goes Boom
Ben Roethlisberger’s ridiculous numbers—522 yards, six TDs—stood out on perhaps the greatest collective passing day in NFL history. Plus, a speedster from Pittsburg (the one in Kansas) wins it for the Cardinals, why the Seahawks are still in trouble, a new No. 1 in the Fine Fifteen and much more
By Peter King