NFL

Pats, Brady rule Super Bowl, but scores are awfully tight

The New England Patriots are 5-2 in Super Bowls with Tom Brady. They were thisclose to being 7-0. Or 0-7. So when folks wonder why the spread against Philadelphia is between 5 and 6 points, they should consider that the total difference in scoring in those seven games is 12 points: Patriots 169, opponents 157. “If you look at a ...

Read More »

Super Bowl brings massive security resources to Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, where a contingent of local, state and national agencies is working to ensure that the game and dozens of related events are safe. The downtown location of the Feb. 4 title game has presented challenges for authorities, who have had ...

Read More »

Super Bowl brings massive security resources to Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, where a contingent of local, state and national agencies is working to ensure that the game and dozens of related events are safe. The downtown location of the Feb. 4 title game has presented challenges for authorities, who have ...

Read More »

Who are the key players in Super Bowl 52?

NEW YORK (AP) — Projected starters and key players for the Super Bowl at Minneapolis on Feb. 4: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES OFFENSE Nick Foles, QB (9), 6-foot-6, 243 pounds, 6th season, Arizona Took over for Carson Wentz after Wentz tore his ACL in December against Rams. … Played first three seasons with Eagles before returning as free agent. … Became first ...

Read More »

Carson Wentz is aiming for return at start of 2018 season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz says his goal is to be ready to play when the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles open next season. Speaking to reporters Friday for the first time since he tore his left ACL and LCL on Dec. 10, Wentz expressed confidence he won’t miss the start of 2018. “So after we went in there and everything, ...

Read More »

Patriots DC Patricia bringing the beard back to Super Bowl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It may have been his last game in New England, and Matt Patricia wasn’t ready for it to end. The Patriots defensive coordinator went back onto the field long after the AFC championship was over and the team had advanced to the Super Bowl for the sixth time in his tenure. There, he tossed around a ...

Read More »

Goff, Allen and other SoCal NFL stars take part in Pro Bowl fun

The 2018 Pro Bowl kicks off on Sunday, January 28th…but the Rams and Chargers players selected to participate have been keeping themselves busy! Check it out! The Chargers  Russell Okung Straight up! ⚡#chargers A post shared by Russell Okung (@russellokung) on Jan 26, 2018 at 11:03am PST Keenan Allen .@Keenan13Allen checking in from Day 1 of Pro Bowl practice in ...

Read More »

Column: Spring football could work, but XFL2 not the answer

Vince McMahon is resuscitating the XFL. OK, let’s get the bad jokes out of the way: Are some teams going to be wearing masks and representing parts unknown? Will the hook-and-ladder play involve smashing someone with a real ladder? The XFL was a ”colossal failure” the first time McMahon tried it – his words – and there’s every reason to ...

Read More »

Strong faith binds Eagles, attracts new fans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Seventy-two-year-old Susan Collesidis was never a football fan until she heard Carson Wentz talk about his faith. Then she was hooked on the Philadelphia Eagles. When Wentz found out his newest fan was fighting an advanced stage of cancer, he sent her an encouraging message with inspirational Bible verses. Article continues below … ”How much joy I get ...

Read More »