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No. 5: Russell Wilson Is Bigger Than One Play

Before he took the NFL by surprise Russell Wilson spent one year at Wisconsin, leading the Badgers to an unexpected Big Ten title. Paul Chryst, Wilson’s QB coach and now the head man at Wisconsin, looks back at their season together, and ahead as Wilson tries to bounce back from last year’s heartbreak and make a run at a second Super Bowl title

No. 48: Mark Rodgers

Russell Wilson has been absurdly underpaid since entering the NFL. His rookie contract is set to expire at the end of this season, setting up one of the most fascinating contract negotiations the league has ever seen. And it will be Mark Rodgers, primarily known as a baseball agent, negotiating the deal

‘Shut Up and Play?’ Nah...

NFL players who share political views or weigh in on current events are often told to pipe down. Here's why we'll continue to give them a platform to preach. Plus, answering reader email about Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and The MMQB 100

The Looming Standoff: Russell Wilson vs. Seattle

Doubts are starting to grow about the QB’s long-term future with the Seahawks. Here are three reasons I think contract talks may be in trouble. Plus, examining the Niner exodus, a Father’s Day preview and commencement speech snippets

A New Season Begins

The official start of the offseason marks the transition from “we time” to “me time” for NFL players. Here are 12 offseason predictions about who will get paid, who won’t, and how ongoing controversies will be resolved

New Goal: Three-Hawks

No team in the salary-cap era has ever been to three consecutive Super Bowls. With the majority of its talent coming back and the motivation after its Arizona disappointment, Seattle has more than a legitimate chance to become the first

There Was a 3.1% Chance of an Interception

'Worst play call in NFL history'? Hardly. Looking at all plays from the 1-yard line over the past 15 seasons, and factoring in time management, the Seahawks' play-calling wasn't ideal, but it wasn't that bad either

For Seattle, Plenty of Blame to Go Around

A coach’s call has been getting all of the attention, but three Seahawks deserve their share of wrath for the Super Bowl-losing interception. Here's what Jermaine Kearse, Ricardo Lockette and Russell Wilson did wrong on the infamous play

The Super Bowl That Took Everyone’s Breath Away

What just happened? New England beat Seattle in Arizona, but the explanation for how it went down is hard to believe. A breakdown of the late interception, plus more on Brady and Belichick’s fourth NFL title and the 2015 Hall of Fame class

In Defense of Darrell Bevell

The Seahawks had the right look for the slant to work, but the interception that clinched Super Bowl 49 was more a function of their limited personnel. Plus, why it was Bill Belichick who made the biggest coaching gaffe, a peek at Tom Brady's note cards, and how the Pats took the option out of Seattle's read-option

The Worst Play Call in Super Bowl History

The Seahawks say that they liked the decision to throw a slant from the 1-yard line, and that the play simply didn't work out. But that's just not the case

Dealing With the Wheel

The wheel route is one of Seattle's signature plays. And on Sunday, it will be one of the ways they can get their middling receivers open against a superior Patriots secondary

The Key to Super Bowl 49? Guy by the Name of Gronk

Here's why the Patriots' all-pro tight end, and more specifically the Seahawks defenders in charge of slowing him down, will determine the outcome in Arizona. Plus 10 things to watch for Sunday and, oh yeah, my official game prediction...

Where Does It Come From?

This idea, that he can accomplish anything he wants on the gridiron. We traced Russell Wilson's roots, from Richmond to Raleigh to Madison to Seattle, to figure out just how he willed himself to the top of the football world

Why the Patriots Will Win

In a very evenly matched Super Bowl between the NFL’s two top teams—and led by the league’s best coaches—give the slight edge to New England in what promises to be a hard-hitting, low-scoring affair Sunday in Arizona

Containing Russell Wilson

The key to winning the Super Bowl for the Patriots will depend on their ability to keep Seattle's QB under wraps. Here's how New England's defense could do it

What the Patriots Must Do

The No. 1 key for the Patriots on Super Sunday: Get Gronk going

Recipe for a Repeat

What do the Seahawks need to win Super Bowl 49? Marshawn Lynch, for starters

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