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Steelers owner Rooney passes away at 84

Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney died on Thursday, the team announced. He was 84. No cause of death was released. Rooney was admitted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He served as general manager of the club from 1975-2003. Rooney’s father, Art, purchased the Steelers in 1933 and the family has run […]

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Raiders appear on track for Las Vegas vote in late March

The Raiders appear to be on track for a vote later this month on their proposed relocation to Las Vegas. Following a presentation by the club detailing the finances of a move, multiple outlets reported Tuesday the NFL’s joint stadium and finance committees were likely to recommend a vote on the move to the league’s […]

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Tom Brady earns 4th Super Bowl MVP trophy with Epic Comeback

HOUSTON — The greatest quarterback in NFL history led the biggest Super Bowl comeback to be the MVP on Sunday night. Tom Brady rallied New England from a 25-point third-quarter deficit for a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the first overtime game in Super Bowl history to earn his fifth Super Bowl title […]

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Super Bowl LI Features Highest Over/Under Ever

When the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons meet in Super Bowl LI, they could produce one of the most exciting title games in history. Both oddsmakers and the betting public seem to agree, making the over/under higher than all of the previous 50 Super Bowls. The previous record was set in 2010 when Super […]

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Patriots playing out as latter-day Oakland Raiders

Super Bowl News They might be loath to admit it, but the New England Patriots keep maturing into a latter-day image of their old American Football League rival, the Oakland Raiders. And if the Patriots win Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta falcons next Sunday, they will set the stage to reprise one — or […]

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Falcons Lose DE Clayborn for Rest of Postseason. Jones also Ailing

 The Atlanta Falcons lost veteran defensive end Adrian Clayborn for the remainder of the playoffs after he suffered a torn biceps in the 36-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC divisional playoff game on Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound Clayborn was injured early in the game and did not return after halftime. “I feel […]

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Patriots Still Class of the American Football Conference (AFC)

The New England Patriots (14-2) are once again in an enviable position. Bill Belichick’s squad looked particularly sharp in their regular season finale, a 35-14 road victory over the Miami Dolphins that clinched home-field advantage in the AFC, and they will enter Saturday’s divisional round matchup with the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium with almost […]

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Connor Cook will be Oakland Raiders’ Starting QB on Saturday

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Connor Cook, the Michigan State grad, will start at quarterback for the Raiders in Saturday’s AFC wild-card game at Houston, coach Jack Del Rio announced on Wednesday. “I’m just embracing the opportunity,” the rookie quarterback said. “Going to go out there and have fun, just let it all hang out. I’m obviously preparing […]

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Super Bowl Week the Next Test for Denver Broncos

 by Paul Klee ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — There are boats in the Bay. Big, beautiful boats. Some with sails, some with outboards, some with oars. First suggestion, Broncos: Treat the boats in the Bay like a stranger with candy. Holler for help and run. And the crowd noise. Don’t forget the crowd noise. Super Bowl 50 will […]

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Carolina Panthers holding out hope for DE Jared Allen

  Defensive end Jared Allen still has a long way to come before the Carolina Panthers coaches are confident enough to put him on the field Sunday. Allen broke a small bone in his foot during last week’s 31-24 victory over Seattle. It’s unclear the extent of the injury, but Carolina is holding out hope […]

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