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Chicago Bears at Houston Texans: Week 1 preview
By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange Brock Osweiler cannot predict exactly how his first game with the Houston Texans will transpire when he takes on the Chicago Bears this Sunday.
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Panthers fall to Broncos again after kicker’s miss in final ticks
DENVER — Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Newton was sacked three times and clobbered all night long but appeared to have done just enough...
7 points by New York Post | National Football League American football Super Bowl New York Giants Indianapolis Colts Vince Lombardi Trophy Super Bowl XLI Denver Broncos
Northwestern's Trevor Siemian, Broncos win season opener over Panthers
Denver's dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Newton was sacked three times and clobbered all night long but appeared...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | National Football League American football Super Bowl New York Giants Indianapolis Colts Vince Lombardi Trophy Super Bowl XLI Denver Broncos
In Super Bowl rematch, late missed FG lifts Denver over Carolina
In a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl, it was a missed 50-yard field goal by Graham Gano that secured a 21-20 win for the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers in the NFL season opener Thursday.A hands-to-the-face penalty on Denver’s Chris Harris on a fourth-and-long allowed Carolina to pick up...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | American football National Football League Indianapolis Colts Denver Broncos Pro Bowl New York Giants Super Bowl XLI New Orleans Saints
Robbie Gould on release from Bears: 'I'm not bitter'
More than a decade before Robbie Gould became the leading scorer in Bears history, he was cut by the Patriots. Less than a month after that, he was cut by the Ravens. So the emotions he has processed since the Bears released him Sunday night aren't entirely foreign. The difference this time around...
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Caldwell returns to Indy with no hard feelings
This isn’t the first time Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell will return to the city where he experienced his greatest professional success.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI Lucas Oil Stadium Super Bowl Peyton Manning 2009 NFL season National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers
Why these 2 WRs are fantasy steals: QB can’t be worse
If there is one thing the Madman loves, it is fantasy football. And Batman. OK, that’s two things, unless … you can find a way to bring them together. So, when discussing the draft stock of Broncos receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, we give you this quote from “The Dark Knight”: “Madness, as you...
18 points by New York Post | Peyton Manning Quarterback Super Bowl XLI Super Bowl XLII Conscription in the United States 2007 Indianapolis Colts season Indianapolis Colts 2009 NFL season
Howe: Ranking the Patriots’ five Super Bowl victories
HOUSTON — Trying to rank the Patriots’ five Super Bowls can be a daily exercise in futility.Their handful of victories stretch two generations, even though the key leaders are the same, and each game was dramatic for its own reasons. That’s why the rankings could change from person to person or based on their mood at the moment. And really, how do you compare a 25-point comeback to an incomprehensible game-winning drive in the upset of the century?But let’s try anyway. Here are the Patriots five Super Bowl victories, ranked:
35 points by Boston Herald | Super Bowl XXXVIII Super Bowl XXXIX Super Bowl XXXVI Super Bowl Tom Brady Super Bowl XLI New England Patriots Super Bowl XLIII
Suit: Clinic cashed in on Urlacher’s new hair without permission
Brian Urlacher is suing a hair clinic he claims used his likeness without permission to sell restoration treatments like the one he unveiled in 2016.
-2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Bears Advertising Brian Urlacher Blog Source code Linebacker Super Bowl XLI Brian Piccolo
Super Bowl LI generates record wagering total of $138.5M in Nevada
A game that featured the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history by the greatest quarterback of all time also produced a record wagering handle in Nevada.
226 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Peyton Manning American football Super Bowl XLI Super Bowl XLII Indianapolis Colts Tom Brady Nevada Gaming Control Board Super Bowl
Metro trains tackle Super Bowl traffic, hit new high
Light rail line sets ridership record Saturday with 109,500 trips, beating previous best day by more than 10,000
148 points by The Houston Chronicle | Public transport Super Bowl Rail transport National Football League Houston Rapid transit Super Bowl XLI New Orleans
Kevin Hart performs surprise set at comedy club
The weekend wasn't entirely comprised of work for Hart, though, as he as he took in the Super Bowl with fellow funnyman, Cedric the Entertainer on Sunday.
212 points by New York Post | Comedy Super Bowl National Football League Film New York Jets Stand-up comedy Super Bowl XLI New Orleans
Super Bowl Ad Buzz: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Trailer Tops the Field
Netflix’s ’80s-inflected teaser for “Stranger Things” season 2 in Sunday’s Super Bowl captured the most social-media buzz out of 65 brands that advertised on Fox for the game. Out of all Super Bowl LI advertisers, Netflix generated the most social actions with 554,000, followed by Budweiser (433,000) and Mr. Clean (413,000), according to ad-analytics company... Read more »
659 points by Variety | Advertising Super Bowl Super Bowl XLI American football Google Super Bowl XLIII Justin Timberlake Super Bowl XXXIX
Super Bowl LI ads gave fans politics with their pigskin
Super Bowl LI: Patriots win thriller over Falcons in overtime Feb. 5, 2017, 8:32 p.m. The New England Patriots scored 31 unanswered points to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime, 34-28, at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, making Tom Brady the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl games....
21 points by Los Angeles Times | Super Bowl National Football League Super Bowl advertising Super Bowl I Super Bowl XLIII Super Bowl XLI Bud Bowl Saturday Night Live
Wounded warriors thrilled by Super Bowl trip with the vice president
Two service members who were wounded in Irag and Afghanistan not only made their first trip to a Super Bowl Sunday, they traveled there with...       
31338 points by USA Today | Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl Lucas Oil Stadium National Football League Super Bowl XLI 2009 NFL season White House Barbecue
Does Tom Brady need a 5th Super Bowl ring to be declared best ever?
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.
81 points by The Denver Post | Super Bowl Tom Brady Super Bowl XXXVI Super Bowl XLII Brett Favre Kurt Warner John Elway Super Bowl XLI
Go behind the scenes at the Super Bowl with Lady Gaga
Peek behind the curtain as she gets glammed up, rehearses and Facetimes with her grandma.         
23446 points by Arizona Republic | Super Bowl American football Halftime show Denver Broncos Super Bowl XLI Lady Gaga Glamour Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy
Bettor calls in $1.1 million Super Bowl wager on Falcons
A bettor using his phone app made a $1.1 million wager on the Falcons plus 3 points Friday at CG Technology.
433 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Super Bowl Wynn Las Vegas American football AFC Championship Game Super Sunday Super Bowl XLI Las Vegas Strip Bowl game
Grandson of '63 Bears starter savors family tradition with Patriots
On the Friday before Super Bowl XLI between the Bears and Colts, an Indianapolis eighth-grader wore his No. 54 Brian Urlacher jersey to school, putting loyalty ahead of popularity. "Everybody else was wearing Peyton Manning jerseys,'' Patriots rookie guard Ted Karras recalled. "But I loved the...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Bears National Football League George Halas Super Bowl Washington Redskins Super Bowl XLI Indianapolis Colts American football positions
Here are 10 Super Bowl ads to watch — VIDEO
Advertisers are paying $5 million for 30 seconds to reach the more than 110 million people in the U.S. expected to watch Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Falcons and Patriots.
10 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Adolphus Busch Super Bowl National Football League Eberhard Anheuser New England Patriots Spuds MacKenzie Super Bowl XLI Super Bowl advertising
10 Super Bowl ads to watch: Sexy Mr. Clean; John Malkovich
NEW YORK (AP) - The Super Bowl isn't just played on the field. Just as intense is a battle off the field to win viewers' attentions. Advertisers are paying $5 million for just 30 seconds to reach the more than 110 million people in the U.S. expected to tune in. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Super Bowl Adolphus Busch Eberhard Anheuser National Football League Spuds MacKenzie New England Patriots Super Bowl advertising Super Bowl XLI
Eli Manning’s only ‘special formula’: Can’t be in awe of Patriots
HOUSTON – It was more of a chuckle than a laugh from Eli Manning on Friday morning when he was asked if he owns the secret formula for beating the Patriots in a Super Bowl. After all, Manning and the Giants are the only ones to have ever done it, and they accomplished that feat not...
15 points by New York Post | Super Bowl XLII Tom Brady Super Bowl New England Patriots New York Giants Bill Belichick Super Bowl XXXVI Super Bowl XLI
10 biggest missteps in the Bears' decade of decline
The NFL season concludes Sunday after Super Bowl LI, giving every team the chance to reset its record at 0-0 and begin anew. The Bears welcome the opportunity to be even with their competition again with more than a month of heavy lifting already put into improving the fortunes of the organization....
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Bears Super Bowl Lovie Smith Denver Broncos Kyle Orton National Football League Super Bowl XLI Jay Cutler
Bears' decade of decline: Draft choices, decision-makers, trends and key games
Ten years ago, the Bears were NFC champions facing the Colts in Super Bowl XLI in Miami. Devin Hester's 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown provided an electrifying start to the game, but the Colts prevailed 29-17. Afterward, Lovie Smith's team talked boldly about returning the next season to...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | National Football League Super Bowl XLI Chicago Bears Indianapolis Colts American football Super Bowl Devin Hester NFC Championship Game
10 years later, Mike Brown still processing his Super Bowl heartbreak
The sharpness of the emotion still sits with Mike Brown. It surprised him, really. How deep it was, how raw and how hollow. In what was, in so many ways, a celebratory week for the NFL franchise Brown had grown up with and lifted to great heights, the Bears' trip to Super Bowl XLI in early 2007...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Super Bowl Super Bowl XLI Indianapolis Colts National Football League Chicago Bears Kansas City Chiefs Devin Hester Monday Night Football
Muhsin Muhammad living a rich life after football
Even before Muhsin Muhammad traded his cleats for wingtips full time in 2010, he positioned himself for a life after football. While some players struggle to move on from the sport that anchors their identity for decades, the leading receiver on the Bears' Super Bowl XLI team had a passion, a vision...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Super Bowl XLI Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl Super Bowl XXXVIII American football Pittsburgh Steelers National Football League New Orleans Saints
How did Bears go from Devin Hester's Super moment to 3-13 in 10 years?
Without question, the peak of the past decade for the Bears came after Devin Hester returned the opening kickoff of Super Bowl XLI 92 yards for one of the most electrifying touchdowns in franchise history. Hearts raced inside the living rooms of Bears fans across America, especially Chicago, and...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Bears National Football League Super Bowl XLI Kyle Orton Denver Broncos 2008 Chicago Bears season Pittsburgh Steelers Indianapolis Colts
Robbie Gould on his Bears axing: ‘I didn’t know it was coming’
After 11 seasons as the most successful kicker in Bears history, Robbie Gould was asked to leave, unceremoniously replaced by journeyman Connor Barth on the eve of the regular season. “They told me it was my performance,” Gould said Friday, recalling the reason he was given by Bears coach John Fox. On Sunday at MetLife...
9 points by New York Post | American football National Football League New England Patriots Super Bowl XLI Field goal Cleveland Browns Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl XXXIX
Detroit Lions kick Indianapolis Colts in 39-35 shootout
By Jeff Washburn, The Sports Xchange INDIANAPOLIS -- Matthew Stafford wanted Matt Prater to have a chance for redemption. Just a chance.
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Rookie Decker's 1st big task: Containing Mathis
The veteran pass rusher has 14 seasons on the first-year offensive tackle, who is confident he won't be turned inside out.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | National Football League Indianapolis Colts Offensive tackle American football positions Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl XLI Super Bowl American football