The Patriots owner knows he won’t have his legendary quarterback/coach duo forever. That’s why, at the end of a relatively trying season, he’s enjoying this Super Bowl run just a little more. Plus, news and notes for Super Bowl Sunday.
In November, Payton detailed how he watches Rams tape closely and takes some of their concepts. McVay admits to doing the same thing with Payton's offense, and even stole a play that burned the Rams defense to use one week later. Plus, news and notes for the conference title games.
Plus, when to expect Sam Darnold back, the creative ways the Raiders prepared for Lamar Jackson, what Josh Allen learned while he was sidelined, and why Andrew Luck faces a tougher test than you might expect on Sunday
Plus, Hue Jackson working on the defensive side of the ball in Cincinnati, Dalvin Cook is ready to return in full, Joey Bosa should be on the field, O-line woes for Dallas and Washington, and the Eagles need Sidney Jones right now.
How a new coaching staff will handle its rookie QB. Plus, why Sam Bradford and Bruce Irvin were let go, how the Vikings will shuffle things with Cook in and Diggs out, Demaryius Thomas’s role in his Houston debut, the Saints’ approach to the Rams offense and how the Packers will deal with Gronk
The league’s original goal was to get a team to London 15 years after launching the international series, and Sunday marks Year 12. How everything that could be in place is now in place for a London team. Also, notes on Dalvin Cook’s status, Andrew Luck rounding into form, a big week for the Cowboys’ staff and more
The star running back hasn’t been communicating with the front office, coaches or teammates. Plus, notes on the Vikings’ intel on Philadelphia, Josh Rosen impresses, Aaron Rodgers doesn’t trust his supporting cast and more
Plus, the Eagles will put no limitations on Carson Wentz, Sean Lee expected to play in Seattle, Earl Thomas market heats up, business as usual for the Steelers, and keep an eye on Josh Gordon’s conditioning
Plus, why teams might be less willing to take on Gordon now than they would be in the offseason, one Viking who could cause plenty of problems for Aaron Rodgers, Mariota’s grip, injury issues in the NFC South, Detroit’s problems and more