Breaking down key factors for the Super Bowl

Jan 30, 2015

Breaking down key factors for the Super Bowl

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

One of the best moments during the Super Bowl week is simulating the biggest game of the year. How do the Seahawks match giant tight end Rob Gronkowski? Can the Patriots stop Marshawn Lynch when he is in the “Beast Mode?” And ultimately, who’s ...

Wilson set for duel against Super Bowl hero Brady

Jan 28, 2015

Wilson set for duel against Super Bowl hero Brady

Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV. “Of course I remember watching Brady,” Wilson said Tuesday. “He won some incredible games. Incredible comebacks. Incredible throws. Incredible plays. Hopefully he ...

Kraft blasts NFL probe

Jan 27, 2015

Kraft blasts NFL probe

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game. A conclusion Kraft is certain will occur. In an unscheduled ...

Deflated ball scandal brings denials from Brady, Belichick

Jan 23, 2015

Deflated ball scandal brings denials from Brady, Belichick

The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said on Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he has not been contacted by the ...

Patriots steamroll Colts in AFC championship game

Jan 19, 2015

Patriots steamroll Colts in AFC championship game

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no head coach or player has gone more — the Super Bowl. They earned their trip with the second-most lopsided AFC championship victory ever. The New England Patriots’ dominant duo earned a ...

Brady rallies Pats by Ravens

Jan 11, 2015

Brady rallies Pats by Ravens

One big comeback, then another. And now another game for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The quarterback who treats deficits as distractions dug the Patriots out of two 14-point holes — the first team to do that in NFL playoff history — ...

Brady keeps focus off past

Jan 7, 2015

Brady keeps focus off past

The last time Tom Brady faced the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs, he threw interceptions on the New England Patriots’ final two drives. In their three playoff matchups, he lost twice. All those games were at Gillette Stadium, where the postseason rivals meet Saturday ...

Steelers dominate Ravens

Nov 3, 2014

Steelers dominate Ravens

Ben Roethlisberger keeps trying to tamp down expectations, insisting the Pittsburgh Steelers remain a work in progress. The process nearly looks complete. If it’s not, then things might really get out of hand. Looking in full command of an offense getting more dynamic by ...

Brady passes Pats past Jets

Oct 17, 2014

Brady passes Pats past Jets

Chris Jones wasn’t going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night. This time, the New England defensive tackle didn’t commit a penalty to give the Jets kicker another chance. Jones blocked ...

Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Aug 16, 2014

Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Tom Brady dove in vain at Cary Williams as the Eagles cornerback returned an interception for a touchdown on the opening series. Then the turnovers went in the Patriots direction. New England scored touchdowns on three of the four that Philadelphia committed, and the ...

Manning guides Broncos past Pats, into Super Bowl XLVIII

Jan 20, 2014

Manning guides Broncos past Pats, into Super Bowl XLVIII

Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping. The connection: Flawless, as usual. The keepsake: Certainly one he’ll want to hang on to. The Broncos quarterback had an answer for everyone Sunday — from Tom ...