The 2019 Super Bowl is finally here. The NFL championship game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams is hours away, with kick-off set for 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday in Atlanta. Super Bowl winners by year New England is playing in their ninth Super Bowl and hoping to take home their sixth Vince Lombardi trophy.The last time the Rams were in a Super Bowl was 17 years ago in Super Bowl XXXVI, which featured the then-St. Louis Rams against the Patriots on Feb. 3, 2002. New England got the better of the Rams 20-17 with MVP honors going to quarterback Tom Brady.Here are the results of the previous 52 Super Bowls, courtesy of CBS Sports.Super Bowl winners, 1967 - 2018SUPER BOWLDATESCOREMVPLIIFeb. 4, 2018Philadelphia 41, New England 33Nick FolesLIFeb. 5, 2017New England 34, Atlanta 28 (OT)Tom Brady50Feb. 7, 2016Denver 24, Carolina 10Von MillerXLIXFeb. 1, 2015New England 28, Seattle 24Tom BradyXLVIIIFeb. 2, 2014Seattle 43, Denver 8Malcolm SmithXLVIIFeb. 3, 2013Baltimore 34, San … [Read more...] about Super Bowl 2019: Pregame coverage before Patriots vs. Rams
ATLANTA — When it comes to roster construction and maintaining his still-enduring Patriots dynasty, Bill Belichick doesn’t just have a type. He has types, plural.There is no room for conventional wisdom, either. These are the types Belichick values, not those NFL Combine superheroes that self-appointed gurus talk up before the draft. We’ve seen this, marveled at it, for 19 seasons now. We know Belichick’s types.Among them: Versatile players with a particular set of skills at certain positions, players that meet a high standard in both mental and physical makeup, players with leadership skills who also know how to listen, players who carry themselves as if they have something to prove even if they do not, players willing to shift positions, sometimes even players from specific schools.These are players who may not be right for every team — many are underdogs in one way or another — but they’re the precious ones determined to be right for the … [Read more...] about Exactly what kind of a player is a ‘Belichick guy’?
By David Barron, Houston Chronicle Published 8:02 pm CST, Friday, February 1, 2019 CBS Sports, ESPN and NFL Network will offer 24 hours, give or take, of Super Bowl Sunday from Atlanta for your viewing pleasure. Here’s the network-by-network rundown: CBS Sports CBS’ 20th Super Bowl Sunday begins at 10:30 a.m. with “That Other Pregame Show,” hosted by Adam Schein with former Raiders executive Amy Trask, Brandon Tierney and others. The annual NFL Films highlight show “Road to the Super Bowl” airs at 11 a.m., followed by Tony Romo’s first Super Bowl special, “Tony Goes to the Super Bowl,” at noon and “The Super Bowl Today” at 1 p.m. Here’s the hourly rundown for the main show, hosted by James Brown with Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Phil Simms and Nate Burleson, along with Ian Eagle and guests Von Miller of the Broncos and Russell Wilson of the Seahawks: 1-2 p.m.: Lil Jon provides the opening tease, … [Read more...] about Sunday offers NFL’s longest day for viewers
By Kevin Duffy | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: January 30, 2019 at 9:25 pm | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 9:43 pm ATLANTA — Trent Brown’s resume reads like any number of underdog success stories to come out of New England. Part-time starter in college, seventh-round pick, flashed at times but was ultimately discarded by his first NFL team, landed in Bill Belichick’s lap. And then there’s the next page of Brown’s resume: He’s 6-foot-8 and is listed at 380 pounds. He played guard on the basketball court growing up, which went a long way in helping to develop his footwork. He can throw down a windmill dunk. Former college teammate Mack Brown swears Trent can pull off a between-the-legs windmill (Brown disputes this but appreciates his buddy trying to make him look good). During summers, Trent and Mack— no relation — hit the field together for running back agility drills. Mack is 5-11, 216 pounds. Trent … [Read more...] about Trent Brown’s Super Bowl appearance with Pats part performance, part destiny
And we're back! After a few weeks off we're catching up with what's coming to your TV screens this week, including the Super Bowl and Netflix's art-world thriller Velvet Buzzsaw. In gaming, Kingdom Hearts III is the biggest release this week, and ESPN's 30 for 30 focusing on Deion Sanders airs Thursday night. Look after the break to check out each day's highlights, including trailers and let us know what you think (or what we missed). … [Read more...] about What’s on TV: Super Bowl LIII, ‘Kingdom Hearts’ and ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’