January 2017

Joe Theismann knows how it feels to bring the NFL's most prolific offense into the Super Bowl and leave with a loss. The former Washington Redskins quarterback also knows how difficult it can be to deal with a defense designed by Bill Belichick.
Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott vows his National Conference stars will defeat their American Conference counterparts in Sunday's NFL Pro Bowl, commenting after workouts for the annual all-star clash. Players from the Super Bowl contenders, the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, do not take part in the Pro Bowl, which serves as a final tuneup for fans ahead of next week's championship spectacle at Houston, Texas. The Nationals (NFC) own a 22-21 overall edge in the Pro Bowl rivalry, one NFC starter Prescott promises to extend.
This year's Super Bowl will be the seventh in history that pits the highest-scoring team in the regular season (Atlanta Falcons) against the team that allowed the fewest points (New England Patriots).
Skip Horween's great-grandmother wanted nothing to do with football.
When it comes to filling out his roster each season, Bill Belichick has always placed a premium on potential. From late-round draft picks to guys that never heard their name called on draft night, during his 17 years in New England the Patriots coach has developed a knack not just for identifying unheralded players, but cultivating them into key contributors. The group he will take to Houston for next week's Super Bowl is no exception.
The NFL and its players were looking for ways to spice up the Pro Bowl, so they decided to have San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers throw balls at opponents. After moving the game to Orlando this year and returning it to the traditional AFC-NFC matchup, the NFL also is bringing back the skills competition, with some activities that might be more closely associated with elementary recess than NFL skills. The ''competitions'' include made-for-television activities like the drone drop, power relays and dodge ball - yes, dodge ball - as part of Pro Bowl Week at Disney's sports complex.
WALLACE, N.C. (AP) -- Former Notre Dame and Washington Redskins quarterback Ralph Guglielmi has died.
- - - Atlanta Falcons center Alex Mack is unlikely to practice this week ahead of the Super Bowl LI showdown with the New England Patriots after sustaining a sprained ankle in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. The Falcons' decision to rest Mack during the bye week was reported by NFL Network.
Erin Andrews reported from the sideline of a Week 3 game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins, as she has worked hundreds of games through the years. What viewers couldn’t have known is that weekend the Fox reporter was told she had cancer. Andrews revealed her fight against cancer to The MMQB’s Emily Kaplan in a long profile that also discussed her stalker trial at length.
There's no stopping Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.

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