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# us-sports - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Super Bowl winners to boycott visit to the White House in Trump protest

New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett and defensive back Devin McCourty have promised to turn down the invitation.

# us-sports - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Letter from Houston: Where are all the Falcons fans?

With just hours to go before the Super Bowl, there are not many Atlanta fans in Texas.

Super Bowl LI is the New England Patriots' to lose

The Falcons can win, of course, but here’s why they won’t.

WATCH: The42 samples the atmosphere in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI Talking Heads This post contains videos

WATCH: The42 samples the atmosphere in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI

We spoke to fans and journalists ahead of the big game. .

# us-sports - Saturday 4 February, 2017

From the King of Pop to Katy Perry - The best Super Bowl half-time shows in history

How will Lady Gaga stand up against the talent that has preceded her?

Letter from Houston: Everything's bigger in Texas, even the regrets

Brady and Ryan a reminder to Texan fans of what might have been if their team had a quarterback.

What happened to the 6 quarterbacks drafted before Tom Brady in the infamous 2000 NFL Draft

#12 famously went 199th overall, in the sixth round of that year’s draft.

# us-sports - Friday 3 February, 2017

'Bud... Weis... Er!' Ranking the 12 best Super Bowl ads of all time Classics This post contains videos

'Bud... Weis... Er!' Ranking the 12 best Super Bowl ads of all time

How well do you remember these promos from the NFL’s showpiece event?

Assessing the Falcons' biggest strengths and weaknesses ahead of Super Bowl LI

The best offence in football but what about that defence?

Letter from Houston: Trump's shadow looms over Super Bowl LI

You’d know there’s a game on, but something else is dominating conversation.

The path to the Super Bowl - New England Patriots

The path to the Super Bowl - New England Patriots

The six games that shaped New England’s 2016 season.

# us-sports - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Assessing the Patriots' biggest strengths and weaknesses ahead of Super Bowl LI

Are the Pats vulnerable when facing too many receivers?

The path to the Super Bowl - Atlanta Falcons

The six games that shaped Atlanta’s 2016 season.

Roger Goodell avoids talking about Trump as his antics dominate Super Bowl build-up

And Tom Brady asked: “what’s going on in the world?”

# us-sports - Friday 27 January, 2017

NBA players try predict the outcome of this weekend's National Cup Final games

Based solely on their names and pictures.

# us-sports - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

The NFL world says hotel fire alarms are a normal occurrence the night before facing the Patriots

The New England Patriots are a franchise that…

# us-sports - Monday 23 January, 2017

The Redzone: Let's face it, we're all just playing the Patriots' game

What Belichick and Brady have achieved in New England is unprecedented says Steve O’Rourke.

Patriots advance to record-setting ninth Super Bowl

It will be Tommy Terrific vs. Matty Ice in Super Bowl LI as the Patriots advance and join the Falcons.

# us-sports - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons dominate Green Bay Packers to book Super Bowl ticket

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons dominate Green Bay Packers to book Super Bowl ticket

The Packers couldn’t run the table, as Aaron Rodgers suggested.

Fab Four - Your NFL Championship Sunday preview

Which teams are going to make it to the Super Bowl? Steve O’Rourke gazes in to his crystal ball.

# us-sports - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Here's how the Patriots can win Super Bowl LI

And no, it’s not all about Tom Brady.

# us-sports - Friday 20 January, 2017

Here's how the Packers can win Super Bowl LI

He wears number 12 and is impossibly good.

The best player in the NBA right now didn't get picked for the All-Star Game

What does Russell Westbrook have to do?

# us-sports - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Here's how the Steelers can win Super Bowl LI

Leaning on the patience of Le’Veon Bell will be key.

# us-sports - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Here's how the Falcons can win Super Bowl LI

The NFL’s top offence will play their final game at the Georgia Dome this Sunday.

# us-sports - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

A reminder that the NFL still has a serious head injury problem Injury This post contains videos

A reminder that the NFL still has a serious head injury problem

Chris Conley is the latest player to take a massive hit to the head and only miss one play.

Warriors hammer Cavs to snap four-game losing streak

It doesn’t quite make up for losing the NBA Championship but it was a satisfying victory nonetheless.

# us-sports - Monday 16 January, 2017

It's Aaron Rodgers' world and we're all just living in it

The Green Bay Packers quarterback once again defied superlatives.

# us-sports - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Seahawks can't live with high-flying Falcons

Matt Ryan showed why he is the NFL MVP favourite in an almost flawless performance.

# us-sports - Thursday 12 January, 2017

The Patriots are still enormous favourites to win the Super Bowl

New England won the Vince Lombardi trophy in more than 50% of simulations.

# us-sports - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Here's the weird contraption Aaron Rodgers uses to perfect his Hail Marys

The Packers quarterback nailed yet another deep ball attempt on Sunday.

Clemson stun Alabama with last-second touchdown to win national championship game Clutch This post contains videos

Clemson stun Alabama with last-second touchdown to win national championship game

It’s a first college football national title in 25 years for the Tigers.

# us-sports - Monday 9 January, 2017

The Redzone: Does a mild card weekend mean we need more or less playoff teams? Opinion This post contains a poll

The Redzone: Does a mild card weekend mean we need more or less playoff teams?

Roger Goodell wants more teams in the postseason, but is it a good idea?

Green Bay send the Giants packing with quarterbacking masterclass

Aaron Rodgers was unplayable last night.

# us-sports - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Is it time to rename the 'Hail Mary' the 'Aaron Rodgers' after he nails another one?

The Green Bay Packers quarterback is a magician.

Big Ben hurt as Bell tolls for Miami in NFL playoffs NFL

Big Ben hurt as Bell tolls for Miami in NFL playoffs

It was all too easy for Pittsburgh in their AFC Wild Card Game.

Miami quarterback misses just one play after taking a massive hit to the head

Matt Moore was evaluated on the sidelines.

As it happened: NFL Wild Card Weekend - Sunday, football Sunday NFL

As it happened: NFL Wild Card Weekend - Sunday, football Sunday

It was another evening of routs on the NFL’s Wild Card Sunday.

They do things quite a bit differently at half-time in Florida

On Saturday afternoon, the Florida Gators put on a half-time show with a difference.

Eat your heart out OBJ! Seahawks receiver makes the best catch of the NFL season What A Grab This post contains videos

Eat your heart out OBJ! Seahawks receiver makes the best catch of the NFL season

But it probably shouldn’t have counted as there was a foul on the play.