New England Patriots

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 (ahem, we’re looking at you Tom Brady)
By Emily Kaplan
Super Bowl Breakdown
What the Patriots Must Do
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
Recipe for a Repeat
What do the Seahawks need to win Super Bowl 49? Marshawn Lynch, for starters
By Peter King
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
Window Into the Weekend
Deflategate: Relax and Let the Investigation Play Out
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
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