January 2019

Sean McVay doesn't have the defensive chops! Sean Payton got jobbed! For the fans, there's a clear narrative about the old and the new at play.

The best single-season teams of the Super Bowl era Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com Despite their loss to the New York Giants in one of the most thrilling Super Bowls ever, the 2007 Pats, who went 16-0 in the regular season, remain the highest-rated team in NFL history — in addition to being one of the most talented and influential teams ever assembled. And unlike that 2007 squad, the 2004 Patriots finished the job and capped off a 17-2 season with a Super Bowl crown, in a campaign that contained part of an NFL-record 21-game winning streak. This year's Pats are not in that conversation.

Super Bowl LIII is less than a week away and there is no shortage of interesting storylines to get us to the big game on Sunday. Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson and Terez Paylor start the show giving their final thoughts on the no-call that prevented the Saints from reaching the Super Bowl, then have a discussion about the city of Los Angeles, the Rams' place in it and whether we could see the Chargers moving at some point in the future (5:20). They turn their attention to the Super Bowl and discuss Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and whether the 2015 AFC championship is the blueprint for beating Tom Brady in an important playoff game and how that would look against a 2018 Patriots t...

The Pro Bowl has long been considered a laughable representation of the NFL game. Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey caught a touchdown pass in the final minute, capping a dominant performance for the AFC defense in a 26-7 victory over the NFC in steady rain. It was the third consecutive victory for the AFC, all of them at Camping World Stadium.

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that former New York Giants coach Steve Spagnuolo will replace Bob Sutton as defensive coordinator. Spagnuolo and Chiefs coach Andy Reid worked together when they were part of the Philadelphia Eagles staff from 1999-2006. Spagnuolo did not coach last season, but spent 2017 as the Giants' interim head coach and was also their defensive coordinator from 2015-17.

Good luck getting Bill Belichick to reveal his defensive game plan entering the most important game of the season. The young Los Angeles Rams head coach openly (and refreshingly) discussed how his defense plans to slow down Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3. PERRY: Will Patriots take old-school approach against Rams' defense?

Andy Reid is putting his faith in Steve Spagnuolo. The Kansas City Chiefs fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton after the team's 37-31 overtime loss in the AFC championship game to the New England Patriots. On Thursday, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported the team will hire Spagnuolo to be the team's new defensive coordinator.

Super Bowl LIII referee crew for Patriots vs. Rams showdown revealed originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Officiating was a major storyline in the AFC and NFC Championship Games, so you can bet the NFL will want to avoid all of that for Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. The referee who draws a Super Bowl assignment always is one of the highest graded officials in the league, and this season's ref for the big game is John Parry. Check out the entire crew in the tweet below.

I still think the most likely way he leaves is as a free agent, but there could also be a trade if the Eagles can work one out and Foles is agreeable. Anyway, let's try to figure out where Foles will land with the help of some odds. OK, let's go team by team: Miami Dolphins It seems like the Dolphins are ready to move on from Ryan Tannehill as their starting quarterback after six seasons and a 42-46 record.

Former NFL quarterback Turk Schonert has died, according to Fox 19 News in Cincinnati. He was 62. His cause of death was not announced.

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