The top two signal-callers from the regular season don't often meet in the Super Bowl. Here's what's happened when they have.
Working for the Patriots makes you attractive to other teams. Many have left, but Thomas Dimitroff and Scott Pioli are finally showing that major success can be attained in the process.
Jamie Collins signed with the Browns for $50 million over four years, with $26 million guaranteed, avoiding free agency.
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Whereas the Steelers fixate on impediments to success, the Patriots ignore them. It's a stark difference between the two teams.
Not all the Patriots are Super Bowl veterans. For the ones making their first trip, the thrill is 'unreal . . . just an awesome feeling'.
The Patriots are the last team the NFL apparatus wanted to see in Houston . . . and now the boogeyman's at their door. It's a testament to the 'Bend, Don't Break' adage that applies not only to the Pats' defense, but to the entire operation.
Tom Brady is coy when asked on WEEI what he'll say to Roger Goodell if the Patriots win the Super Bowl.