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Patriots’ Tom Brady is immortal after winning his fifth Super Bowl

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The drive of the ages. The comeback of the ages. The quarterback of the ages. Now, does anyone want to talk about anyone else but Tom Brady? Brady’s fifth Super Bowl – more than anyone else has ever won – came in a classic style Sunday night. He overcame a record 25-point deficit. He endured the first-ever overtime at a Super Bowl. And he led the Patriots to yet another Super Bowl victory. “You know, we all brought each other…

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Does Tom Brady need a 5th ring to be declared best ever?

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He may not have the precision of Joe Montana, the arm of Terry Bradshaw, the grit of John Elway or the mind of Peyton Manning. What Tom Brady does have are the numbers. And, win or lose in the Super Bowl on Sunday, he has built as strong a case as anyone that he is the greatest quarterback ever. A Patriots victory would give Brady his fifth Super Bowl ring, and put him one notch ahead of Montana and Bradshaw…

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A $1.1 million bet, and a lot of happy bookies in Vegas

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A bettor using his phone app put $1.1 million on the Atlanta Falcons plus 3 points in the Super Bowl, part of an influx of money that could make Sunday a record day in Las Vegas sports books. Sports books around the city said betting was strong leading up to the game, with a good chance the action will top the record $132.5 million wagered on last year’s game between Denver and Carolina. “I wouldn’t bet against it,” said Jay…

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After up and down season, Pats’ Stephen Gostkowski remains confident

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Being a kicker in the NFL is hard enough. Doing it for a New England Patriots franchise that has enjoyed some of the most clutch kicking performances in NFL playoff history is something entirely different. Such is the position Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski is in as New England prepares for what could be a close Super Bowl matchup between its No. 1 ranked offense and Atlanta’s No. 1 defense. The Patriots have won their four Super Bowls by a total…

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At 41, Atlanta’s Matt Bryant finally makes it to Super Bowl

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When Matt Bryant trots on the field to attempt a field goal, often with the game on the line, he wants his mind to be filled with nothing but positive vibes. Sometimes, he’ll imagine he’s sitting on the floor, playing with his seven children. “When you’re with your kids, there are no negative thoughts,” Bryant said with a wistful look. “It kind of takes the edge off the moment.” That might come in handy Sunday, when he’ll be kicking in…

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Madden 17 picks Patriots

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The New England Patriots will beat the Atlanta Falcons 27-24 in Sunday’s Super Bowl. At least according to EA Sports Madden NFL 17. A simulation run on popular game predicted the Patriots would secure the victory with a touchdown by Julian Edelman late in the fourth quarter and that Tom Brady would be named Super Bowl MVP for the fourth time. The game also predicted both Atlanta running backs would score touchdowns in the first half, but the Patriots would…

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Falcons coach Dan Quinn’s bumper sticker phrases

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Atlanta coach Dan Quinn has used a bunch of phrases this season to pull his Falcons closer together. Many could fit on a bumper sticker, and each has a purpose. “The real reason behind it is to make sure our messaging stays the same,” Quinn said Tuesday. “So, when one person is talking to another, it’s not where it’s in different things. ‘Yeah, that’s just like this or just like that.’ e’d rather it be in terms taht when oen…

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