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What's changed in the NFL in the year since Super Bowl 50

A year ago, Peyton Manning and Gary Kubiak were hoisting the Lombardi trophy. Now they're both retired. Here are the biggest changes across the NFL in the past year.

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How much of a challenge will Butler be for Jones? (1:18)
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Ultimate Super Bowl LI Preview

After 266 games, just two teams remain. Will Tom and Bill add a fifth Super Bowl title to their legacy? Or will Matt Ryan's jet-powered offense finally earn a title for Atlanta? Here's your head-to-head breakdown of the Patriots and Falcons.

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The season-long Tom Brady revenge tour (1:37)
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The Patriots won with less talent than usual

Head coach Bill Belichick had already built a resume worthy of the Hall of Fame, but the Patriots' emphatic 36-17 win over the Steelers on Sunday might make this season his most impressive achievement yet.

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Super Bowl 51 betting line

The New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, Feb. 5 in Houston. Here is the current betting line from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a sample of the merchandise that will be available to purchase at the Super Bowl.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger's exchange with 93.7 The Fan about his retirement flirtation.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

The AFC Pro Bowl roster now features the 2016 NFL QB with the most INTs (Philip Rivers) and the ones ranked 22nd (Andy Dalton) and 27th (Alex Smith) in touchdown passes.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Patriots will wear white jersey for Super Bowl LI. Teams that have worn white have won 11 of the last 12 Super Bowls

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NFL said last week that Roger Goodell Super Bowl press conference will be on Wednesday. Had traditionally been on Friday.

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Joining Goodell at SB fan forum in Houston a week from Friday will be Payton Man of Year finalists Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning, Greg Olsen

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Quick guide to watching WR vs. DB one-on-one drills this week at the Senior Bowl practices. From a defensive perspective, you have to know where routes "break." Outside of the three-step game (slant, hitch, flat), every route breaks at a depth of 12-15 yards. And DBs can't take the bait of the double-move when WRs chop the feet at 8-10 yards. The key to making plays in one-on-one drills starts with an understanding of route depth and timing.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Quick guide to watching WR vs. DB one-on-one drills this week at the Senior Bowl practices. From a defensive perspective, you have to know where routes "break." Outside of the three-step game (slant, hitch, flat), every route breaks at a depth of 12-15 yards. And DBs can't take the bait of the double-move when WRs chop the feet at 8-10 yards. The key to making plays in one-on-one drills starts with an understanding of route depth and timing.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WRs coach John Morton talked with the Jets about their offensive coordinator job and remains a candidate, per source. ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini first reported that Morton was expected to be a candidate for the job. Morton returned to the Saints two years ago after originally joining Sean Payton's staff as an offensive assistant in 2006. In between, he served as a WR coach and offensive coordinator at USC and a WR coach on Jim Harbaugh's staff with the 49ers.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Stratosphere sports book here in Las Vegas is offering 10-cent lines on straight bets (point spread and over/under; no parlays) on the pro football championship game starting at 9 a.m. PT and running through 10:30 p.m. PT Thursday. For the uninitiated, football bettors usually lay -110 (or 11 to win 10) and is actually a 20-cent line with 10 cents on each side. A 10-cent line (more commonly used in baseball wagering) is -105 on both sides. The reduced vig also applies to the Stratosphere's affiliated books at Arizona Charlie's Boulder and Decatur locations, plus the Aquarius in Laughlin.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of Super Bowl LI (as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday): The New England Patriots are still 3-point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons at all 13 sports-book operators in Las Vegas, but the average vig (which is usually -110 on both sides) has increased to -115 with more support continuing to come in on the Patriots. The Westgate, William Hill, Treasure Island and Stations books have gone to New England -3 (-120). The over/under is still 59 at the majority of books though Boyd Gaming and Stations have gone to 59.5 with Jerry's Nugget already at 60.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills announce they've agreed to terms with Chiefs WRs coach David Culley to be their quarterbacks coach.