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  • Pats backup QB Garoppolo helps defense prepare for Wilson

    PHOENIX (AP) — A rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it. By the time the game starts Sunday night, Jimmy Garoppolo will have done his primary job of preparing the team's defense by imitating speedy Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in practice. "I've had to get a lot faster real fast,"...

  • Drew Brees sings praises of Peyton Manning

    PHOENIX (AP) — Drew Brees serenaded Peyton Manning, hoping to convince the seven-time All-Pro to keep playing. "Peyton, please come back and play," Brees sang to the tune of Manning's insurance commercial. The scene occurred on stage before Manning accepted the Bart Starr Award for his character and contributions on and off the field....

  • SUPER BOWL: Profiles of key New England players

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Projected starters and key players for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl: OFFENSE Tom Brady, QB (12), 6-4, 225, 15th season, Michigan All-time great heading for his sixth Super Bowl, most of any starting QB in NFL history. ... Holds league postseason record for wins by a QB (20), TD passes (49), yards passing...

  • Seahawks' D could earn spot in NFL lore with Super Bowl win

    PHOENIX (AP) — As it is, a pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history. The Seahawks are the first team since coach Buddy Ryan's 1985-86 Chicago Bears to give up the fewest points per game and fewest...

  • Patriots should edge Seahawks for fourth Super Bowl win

    PHOENIX (AP) — Go ahead, pile on the Patriots. Declare the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era over after they split their first four games this season. Call them cheaters when their footballs lose too much air. Predict the Legion of Boom will bring the hammer down on Rob Gronkowski. Then jump on the New England bandwagon. Watch one of the greatest...

  • 4 O'Clock Shadow: Peyton Manning discusses his future with the Broncos

    Will five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning return to the Broncos in 2015?  "I haven't made a decision. I'm still trying to take some time to evaluate some things, to talk to some people," Manning told reporters on Friday in Arizona. "Obviously the Broncos have been quite busy hiring a staff. I have had dialogue with Coach Kubiak and did have...

  • Peyton Manning still considering his future with Broncos

    PHOENIX — Peyton Manning is still thinking over his future, making no commitment to returning to the Broncos for his 18th NFL season. "I'm taking some time to assess some things and to see," Manning said Friday, after accepting the Bart Starr Award in Phoenix. "Of course, I think that's something that's important to me, is not whether I can...

  • 4 O'Clock Shadow: Aaron Hernandez could bring Kraft, Belichick to court

    Klee's 4'Clock Shadow... an afternoon blog on the day's buzz... Imagine if Pat Bowlen and Gary Kubiak were potential witnesses in a murder trial. How would that sit? That's the scenario for Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick. Both are on the list of potential witnesses in the trial of Aaron Hernandez, according to...

  • Gronkowski and Chancellor make for must-see matchup

    PHOENIX (AP) — On some point Sunday it will happen. At least everyone hopes it happens. The biggest, most athletic tight end in football will be running downfield and be met in a full-speed collision with the hardest-hitting strong safety in the game today. What will happen when the NFL's version of Thunderdome comes to the Super Bowl,...

  • Wade Phillips named Broncos' defensive coordinator

    ENGLEWOOD - Wade Phillips is returning to Denver as Gary Kubiak's defensive coordinator. Phillips, 67, interviewed for the position this week after the Broncos were rebuffed in their attempts to speak with Bengals secondary coach Vance Joseph about the position. Joseph, who has a year left on his contract in Cincinnati, had interviewed for...

  • Surprise players often star in Super Bowls

    PHOENIX (AP) — Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks wouldn't be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren't for their superstars. But both teams got here with lesser-known players coming up big at key times. Jermaine...

  • 4'Clock Shadow: The Broncos' new defensive coordinator is Wade Phillips, and he has a Twitter account

    The Broncos' new defensive coordinator is Wade Phillips, and he has a Twitter account. Phillips, 67, takes over the spot previously held by Jack Del Rio, according to a report by NFL.com's Ian Rapaport. This is wonderful — the part about the Twitter account. We'll see about the defensive coordinator part. I like proven things over maybe...

  • History ahead: first Super Bowl OT upcoming

    PHOENIX (AP) — Almost as dominant as New England's performance in the AFC championship game was the showing for Pro Picks in both conference title matches. A sweep. Now comes the toughest choice of all, and even the odds makers are uncertain on this one. The Seahawks (No. 1, AP Pro32) have gone from a 3-point favorite to, well, no favorite at...

  • Broncos tight end Julius Thomas about to cash in

    ENGLEWOOD - Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another. One of Denver's dozen unrestricted free agents, he'll either get a long-term contract soon or play next season under the Broncos' franchise tag. General manager John Elway said on Jan. 12 that re-signing both the big tight end and star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas were his...

  • Wilson recalls watching as a kid while Brady won Super Bowls

    PHOENIX (AP) — Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV. "Of course I remember watching Brady," Wilson said Tuesday. "He won some incredible games. Incredible comebacks. Incredible throws. Incredible plays. Hopefully he doesn't make too many incredible ones this year."...

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