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Below the Surface, Belichick and Carroll Cut From the Same Cloth

Boston.com Judging only by appearances, you might think Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick were complete opposites. But these coaches, the two best in the NFL, are amazingly similar.
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Road wary

The Boston Herald (herald.staff) — The Patriots have played an NFL-high 17 playoff games since the 2006 season, but they haven’t won a postseason game away from Foxboro in more than eight years. They’ve gone 8-3 in Foxboro and 0-4...
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Trick and treat

The Boston Herald (herald.staff) — Trick plays are no stranger to the Super Bowl. A look at some notable trick plays from past NFL title games: Super Bowl XLIV : The Saints opted for a surprise onside kick — dubbed “ambush” — to...
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Trade winds

The Boston Herald (herald.staff) — On Oct. 18, the Seahawks announced the trade of wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a draft pick. Mired at 3-3 at the time, Seattle then went on a run in which it won 11 of its...
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Bill Plaschke: After Carroll’s five years in Seattle, debate goes on over his legacy in L.A.

The Boston Herald (Bill Plaschke) — PHOENIX — Southern California’s Super Bowl debate began a week early, at a church casino night in Baldwin Park, around a blackjack table with worthless chips and priceless banter. On one side of...
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Tom Brady just as much a Padre as a Patriot

The Boston Herald (Daniel Brown) — SAN MATEO, Calif. — As Tom Brady’s top target back in their Serra High School days, the thing John Kirby remembers most is the sound. He first remembers hearing it during a game against Cardinal...
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Seahawks Notebook: Coaches give early look at late focus

The Boston Herald (Adam Kurkjian) — PHOENIX — Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick sat next to each other with the Lombardi Trophy between them in front of their final media session yesterday and seemed relaxed and relieved to be...
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Super Bowl Central: A look at what’s abuzz at Super Bowl XLIX

The Boston Herald (herald.staff) — A look at what’s abuzz at Super Bowl XLIX SATURDAY SCHEDULE : 8 p.m.: NFL Honors awards ceremony and announcement of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class A fine
mess for Marshawn ...
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LaFellowship of the ring quest

The Boston Herald (Dan Ventura) — CHANDLER, Ariz. ­— Brandon LaFell can pinpoint the very moment when he started to feel like a part of the Patriots offense. “I had a good game against Kansas City, but it wasn’t until the Chicago...
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Trio gets second chance

The Boston Herald (Dan Ventura) — CHANDLER, Ariz. — Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork and Stephen Gostkowski are charter members of the nearly perfect club. The trio arrived in Arizona for Super Bowl XLII seven years ago looking to put...
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Patriots settle into pregame routine

The Boston Herald (Tom Layman) — CHANDLER, Ariz. — The craziness of the media whirlwind, where credentialed reporters dressed in full costume and in full-size barrels, has been over for a few days. Even the thought of answering...
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Seahawks found their wings

The Boston Herald (Adam Kurkjian) — PHOENIX — It was only a few months ago when the Seattle Seahawks were considered a bit of a mess, with a 3-3 record and not many onlookers considering the team worthy of making it to back-to-back...
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Roger Goodell on point

The Boston Herald (herald.staff) — In addition to the NFL’s probe of the Patriots’ footballs at the AFC Championship Game, Roger Goodell addressed a wealth of issues that have been problematic for him and the NFL. Among them:
  • New: 11 hr 40 min ago

Patriots Notebook: All depends on Dan Connolly

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — PHOENIX — Offensive lineman Dan Connolly has always been part of the solution. Now, he is preparing to start in his second Super Bowl for the Patriots, and it’ll be his first go-round as a team...
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A little trickery may make a champion

The Boston Herald (Adam Kurkjian) — PHOENIX — The genesis starts in training camp or even before, an idea amongst the coaching staff, maybe a variation pulled off film from another team. Then, at training camp, installation begins...
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Robert Kraft shouldn’t expect apology from dinner pal

The Boston Herald (Ron Borges) — PHOENIX — To the contrary of Richard Sherman’s strongly held beliefs, there is no truth to the rumor that the last time NFL commissioner Roger Goodell saw Patriots owner Bob Kraft he sang him a...
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Roger Goodell again skirts ball controversy

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — PHOENIX — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said 5,389 words in 48 minutes yesterday while conducting his annual Super Bowl news conference. Yet somehow, he walked out of the Phoenix Convention...
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Key matchup: Richard Sherman vs. Julian Edelman

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — The Patriots and Seattle Seahawks meet tomorrow in Super Bowl XLIX. One of the key matchups will pit Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman against the Patriots’ top wide receiver, Julian Edelman. ...
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Watch: Obama Zings Patriots on Deflategate

Boston.com Even the president has joined the list of folks to weigh on the issue of deflated footballs.
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Why the Patriots will win Super Bowl XLIX

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — With the Super Bowl two days away, Around The NFL's Gregg Rosenthal breaks down why the Patriots could leave Sunday hoisting the Lombardi trophy.
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Blog Articles

Below the Surface, Belichick and Carroll Cut From the Same Cloth

Boston.com Judging only by appearances, you might think Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick were complete opposites. But these coaches, the two best in the NFL, are amazingly similar.
  • New: 1 hr 29 min ago

W2W4: Patriots' key areas vs. Seahawks

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday (NBC, 6:30 p.m. ET), and after a week of hype, let's drill down and highlight the areas deemed...
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2015 Super Bowl: Patriots Bill Belichick Coaching With Family on His Mind

Pats Pulpit (Rich Hill) — The New England Patriots head coach is coaching a monumental game with his family on his mind. The New England Patriots are beyond fortunate to have Bill Belichick at the helm. Sunday will mark...
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2015 Super Bowl: If you Could Take One Player from the Seahawks

Pats Pulpit (Rich Hill) — If you could take one player from Seattle and give them to the Patriots, who would it be and why? The Friday injury report has been released and the Patriots and Seahawks both look to be in...
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Projecting Patriots inactives vs. Seahawks

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — Before the New England Patriots play a game, we will attempt to predict the team's inactive players.Our best guess for Super Bowl XLIX:WR Josh Boyce -- Second-year player was promoted from the...
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2015 Super Bowl: Patriots and Seahawks Final Practice Report

Pats Pulpit (Rich Hill) — Here's the final practice report of the season! We've made it! Here's the final practice report of the season, especially as Bill Belichick gave the Patriots tomorrow off from practice. With...
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Patriots cancel Saturday walkthrough; also simulate long halftime at practice

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — TEMPE, Ariz. -- The following is the pool report from the New England Patriots' practice on Friday, via reporter Jarrett Bell:The New England Patriots concluded their practice preparations for...
  • 15 hr 47 min ago

Watch: Obama Zings Patriots on Deflategate

Boston.com Even the president has joined the list of folks to weigh on the issue of deflated footballs.
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2015 Super Bowl: What the Patriots are Saying

Pats Pulpit (Rich Hill) — What's going through the mind of a football player right before the biggest game of their career? As we head into Super Bowl weekend, the Patriots are preparing to buckle down for the final...
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More on Robert Kraft's absence from Roger Goodell's news conference

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — PHOENIX -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's absence from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's annual Super Bowl news conference was noted in this space, in part because Kraft publicly...
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Patriots center Bryan Stork questionable

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — PHOENIX -- New England Patriots starting center Bryan Stork, who injured his right knee in the divisional-round win over the Baltimore Ravens, is officially listed as questionable for Super Bowl...
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Hitting key points of Roger Goodell's address specific to underinflated footballs

ESPN PHOENIX – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held his annual Super Bowl news conference and here are the takeaways as it relates to the league’s investigation into New England Patriots...
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Pot Charges against LeGarrette Blount have been dropped.

Patriots Gab (Morgan Smith) — The pot charges against Pats RB LeGarrette Blount from August when he was with the Steelers have been dropped. He was arrested along with then teammate and fellow RB Bell. The judge told Blount...
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Patriots Vs Seahawks: 3 Players To Watch

Patriots Gab (Morgan Smith) — The Patriots travel to Arizona to neutral field to meet up with the Seahawks to find out who’s the best team in the NFL this year. The Pats are trying to win their first Super Bowl since...
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Patriots Vs Seahawks Thursday Injury Report

Patriots Gab (Morgan Smith) — NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS OUT No players listed. DID NOT PARTICIPATE No players listed LIMITED PARTICIPATION LB Akeem Ayers – Knee LB Dont’a Hightower – Shoulder DT Chris Jones...
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Capturing feel of Bill Belichick-Pete Carroll news conference

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — PHOENIX -- Friday morning's joint news conference with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was enjoyable, mainly because of the give-and-take and...
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Super Bowl 2015, Patriots vs. Seahawks: Taking a moment

Pats Pulpit (Alec Shane) — It has been quite a tumultuous few weeks. But none of that matters anymore. If there has been a crazier two weeks of professional football, I certainly can't remember it. New England's legacy....
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New England Patriots Links 1/30/15 - Patriots Won't Let Opportunities Pass

Pats Pulpit (Marima) — Daily News and Links for 1/30/15 TEAM TALK Andy Hart shares his  Thursday Super Bowl news and notes from Arizona: The fire alarms that have been going off at the hotel have not affected...
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New England Patriots Super Bowl History: Super Bowl XLVI

Pats Pulpit (Offensive Jazz Interference) — For the second time in four years, the Patriots lost the Super Bowl to the Giants. With Super Bowl XLIX on the horizon, we take the time to look back at the New England Patriots ' past seven...
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Video: Celebs come to Pats' defense

ESPN (ESPNBoston.com) — Had enough of Deflategate and in need of a good laugh? Check out this clip from "Jimmy Kimmel Live," which features A-list celebrities with Boston roots -- Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Krasinski,...
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