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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Shanahan should have heeded Belichick's Fangio blueprint

Feb. 4, 2020 9:52 AM EST

A year ago, Bill Belichick borrowed heavily from Vic Fangio's blueprints to throttle the high-scoring Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. Fangio's brilliant game plan in the Bears' 15-6 win over LA in Week 14 provided the backbone of New England's 13-3 victory in Super Bowl 53. Had Kyle Shanahan studied Fangio's...

Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates his touchdown pass to  Damien Williams in the the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Trump fumbles tweet congratulating Chiefs

Feb. 3, 2020 1:57 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump fumbled his congratulatory tweet following the Super Bowl. On the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Chiefs for a “fantastic...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 31, 2020 4:11 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CT right to reconsider future power needs Connecticut Post Jan. 30 It hasn’t emerged as a major issue in the pending state legislative session, but a speech this month from Katie Dykes, the state’s commissioner of energy and environmental protection, could be a...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Goodell: Diversity in coach/executive hirings must improve

Jan. 29, 2020 7:00 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Stopping short of saying the Rooney Rule is not working, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell noted Wednesday the league needs change to its minority hiring policy. Though the league requires teams to interview minority candidates, only two African-Americans have been hired for 19 open head...

The Latest: Goodell: Probe on Pats videotaping ongoing

Jan. 29, 2020 1:38 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference. (all times EST.) 1:35 p.m. As for the latest probe into Patriots videotaping shenanigans — still ongoing. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is investigating but is in no rush to reach a conclusion about the video of...

FILE- In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia gives instructions on the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants in Foxborough, Mass. Tom Brady's future remains priority No. 1 for the Patriots this offseason. But coach Bill Belichick suddenly also has several key positions to fill on his coaching staff. A major hole was created this week when Scarnecchia announced his retirement after 36 seasons in the NFL.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Recent exits leave multiple openings on Pats' coaching staff

Jan. 29, 2020 11:40 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Where quarterback Tom Brady plays football next season remains the top question surrounding the New England Patriots this offseason. What was already a busy winter for coach Bill Belichick on the player personnel front will now include filling multiple vacancies on his coaching...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo smiles as he speaks during a media availability for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Garoppolo takes lessons from Brady into 1st Super Bowl start

Jan. 28, 2020 4:59 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo had a front-row seat in the best classroom on the best way to prepare for being a starting quarterback in the Super Bowl. After watching Tom Brady prepare for two Super Bowl wins as his backup on New England, Garoppolo now gets the chance to translate those lessons into his...

Rating Super Bowls: Classics, Memorables and Duds

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Not all Super Bowls are super. Some are classics, some are memorable but not quite fit for total greatness. Some have elements making them noteworthy, but otherwise won't make many championship scrapbooks (except with fans of the winners). And some are outright duds. Here's a look at America's...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Trades play big role in building of Super Bowl-bound 49ers

Jan. 24, 2020 5:16 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Most executives preach the importance of building through the draft. Splashy free agent signings each March generate lots of headlines. When it came to building the San Francisco 49ers into a Super Bowl team, coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch used a tactic that's...

In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the team's NFL football Super Bowl parade in New York. Manning, who led the Giants to two Super Bowls in a 16-year career that saw him set almost every team passing record, has retired. The Giants said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 that Manning would formally announce his retirement on Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)

Giants' Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowls

Jan. 22, 2020 9:18 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning is ending a 16-year NFL career that saw him recognized as a great quarterback, a leader, a solid citizen and the man who led the New York Giants back into prominence with two Super Bowl titles. Manning, who set almost every Giants passing record in career solely...