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2hBill Barnwell

Is this the most high-octane Super Bowl ever?

Vegas suspects New England-Atlanta could be the highest-scoring Super Bowl ever. Here's what history tells us about what could happen.

Bill and Tom's excellent adventure (4:56)
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6hBen Arledge

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.

Can Brady obliterate Deflategate with SB win? (2:02)
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2hMike Reiss

How Chris Hogan and the Patriots came together

In yet another example of how resourceful the franchise can be, Chris Hogan came to New England relatively cheap, and unwanted by a division rival.


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.

Belichick and Blount share special moment (0:42)
Bell says he couldn't go anymore (0:25)
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Chris Hogan, Tom Brady describe dominant win over Steelers

Tom Brady turned Chris Hogan into his best weapon against the Pittsburgh Steelers, connecting with the fifth-year receiver nine times for a franchise-record 180 yards. Listen to Brady and Hogan break down the AFC title victory.

Is Rodgers enough to keep Packers' Super Bowl window open? (1:38)


Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Skip Peete will return as the Rams' running backs coach for a second season, joining special teams coordinator John Fassel as holdovers from Jeff Fisher's coaching staff. A couple others may end up staying. Rams are still sifting through that.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers LT David Bakhtiari has been added to Pro Bowl. Had been first alternate and replaces Philadelphia's Jason Peters, who pulled out with an injury.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said left guard Andy Levitre's wife got a game ball that said "ultimate toughness" for going into labor before the Seattle playoff game but sticking through the game and having baby after.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Falcons will leave for Houston on Sunday.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

"He's got quarterback smarts playing defensive end," Falcons coach Dan Quinn on Dwight Freeney, saying he's one of the most unique players he's been around.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills announce QB Tyrod Taylor was called for a spot on Pro Bowl squad but declined because of recent groin surgery. It will not count as an official Pro Bowl appearance for Taylor, who played in the game last year as an alternate. The Bills have four Pro Bowlers this year: RB LeSean McCoy (will not play), OLB Lorenzo Alexander, DT Kyle Williams (alternate selection) and G Richie Incognito (alternate selection). In addition, ILB Zach Brown indicated Monday on Twitter that he's been invited to the game as an alternate.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was named as a replacement for Julio Jones for the Pro Bowl, bringing the total of Cowboys players in the all-star game to seven. Bryant, who missed three games because of injury, finished the year with 50 catches for 796 yards and eight touchdowns.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn doesn't show off his Super Bowl ring from his days with the Seahawks and won't use it as a motivational factor for his team. Won't show it to them at all.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn said he had no idea Eric Weems and Jonathan Babineaux were up to tricks behind him when they showered him with a Gatorade bath.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

"What a way to close out the Dome yesterday," Dan Quinn on advancing to the Super Bowl.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Pro Bowl news: Eagles C Jason Kelce replaces Alex Mack and RB Darren Sproles replaces Devonta Freeman on the NFC Pro Bowl roster

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sashi Brown will not be at the Senior Bowl. Brown had a procedure on his back last week and is not permitted to travel, the team said Monday. The Browns will be represented by Hue Jackson and the coaching staff, who will coach the South, as well as VP of Player Personnel Andrew Berry and the team's scouts.