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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 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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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.

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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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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.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are showing interest in former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey, according to a league source. They could interview him for their vacant OC position as soon as tomorrow at the Senior Bowl. Godsey and the Texans mutually parted ways after the playoff loss to the Patriots. The Texans finished 29th in total offense, as $72 million QB Brock Osweiler struggled. The Jets also have interest in Saints WRs coach John Morton, per source.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Ryan Shazier made his first-career Pro Bowl as an alternate for C.J. Mosley. Shazier is the Steelers' first defensive Pro Bowler since Lawrence Timmons in 2014.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts will no longer be holding training camp at Anderson (Ind.) University. The team will be looking for a new location after holding camp in Anderson every year since 2010.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens LB C.J. Mosley has decided not to play in the Pro Bowl because of a calf injury. He will be replaced by Pittsburgh's Ryan Shazier. That means Baltimore has seven Pro Bowl selections but only five will play in Sunday's game.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots will have their first practice of the week on Thursday, followed by practices on Friday and Saturday. The team will travel to Houston for Super Bowl LI on Monday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Another Pro Bowl selection for the Bills: ILB Zach Brown. He becomes the sixth Bills player in the Pro Bowl, joining LeSean McCoy (will not play), OLB Lorenzo Alexander, DT Kyle Williams (alternate selection), G Richie Incognito (alternate selection) and CB Stephon Gilmore (alternate selection).

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

John Pagano has joined the Raiders as their assistant head coach-defense. Pagano was the Chargers defensive coordinator the past five seasons.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah was named to his first Pro Bowl. He will replace Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey. This increases the Ravens' Pro Bowl selections to seven, which are just one short of their win total (eight) this past season.

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Jamie Collins' four-year deal with the Browns includes $26.5 million guaranteed, making him the NFL's highest-paid ILB, per source.