Tag: New England Patriots

Brady gives credit to his mom, White for Super Bowl MVP win

HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady doesn’t want to talk about “Deflategate.” He’d rather reflect on a night he will never forget and how much it meant to his mother. The New England quarterback spoke Monday hours after he won his fifth Super Bowl ring and fourth MVP trophy. He called the 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons a “hell of a game” for his mother, who has been dealing with an undisclosed health issue and was not able to attend any other games this season. “It was great. She’s been through a lot,” Brady said. “Way harder than...

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Sweetest of all: Patriots reign in mighty Super Bowl rally

HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the rest of the New England Patriots have long been reluctant to rank their victories. They’ve refused to label any given season, or title, sweeter than another. It’s time to put that to rest. This Super Bowl was lost. New England trailed by 25 points and Brady had a case of happy feet and a wobbly arm that made him look every bit his 39 years. Before Lady Gaga had even dropped from the sky for Sunday’s halftime show, the pregame anointment of Brady as the greatest to ever play was...

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Coaches, QBs lapped by Brady/Belichick marvel at success

HOUSTON (AP) — Marv Levy, the only coach in NFL history to take a team to four consecutive Super Bowls, looks at what Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have done together with the New England Patriots and marvels. “Really, it is remarkable that they keep going back, and they maintain the focus and dedication necessary to do it,” the former Buffalo Bills coach said. “It just becomes, quote, old hat. It’s just almost unfathomable what they’ve accomplished. So they sure do deserve great credit, and it shows you that the draft isn’t perfect. Sixth-rounder at quarterback. Many will rate...

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Barry Switzer makes case to Trump for ‘secretary of offense’

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer has made his case to be the new “secretary of offense.” Switzer, a college football hall of fame coach who led the Cowboys to a Super Bowl title in 1996, visited with President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday in New York. Switzer joked that Trump wants to “make the wishbone great again.” “Donald plans to run with the ball. And I know a lot about rushing the football. So that’s why I’m here,” Switzer told reporters before his meeting with Trump. Trump enjoyed support from some other big names in...

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50th Super Bowl: Manning’s Broncos face Newton’s Panthers

(A.P) Peyton Manning is the only five-time MVP in NFL history, one of the faces of the league and, at 39, the oldest starting quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl. Slowed by age and injury, he is no longer the record-breaking passer he once was. Most folks figure Manning’s fourth Super Sunday appearance will be his last game as a pro. Cam Newton is at the opposite end of his career, just 26, making his debut in the big game. He also is expected to earn MVP honors for the first time, part of a new...

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