Analysts at the NFL Network think Mike Mayock’s talent for evaluating players will make him a successful general manager and able to work with Raiders coach Jon Gruden.
For a ninth time, Bill Belichick will on Sunday stroll the sidelines as head coach of a Patriots team playing in a season’s final game. For the first time, he will share the moment with his two sons as part of the staff.
Too much is at stake now, too many billions of dollars wagered annually, to be worried about things like lengthening games or altering tradition when it comes to how missed calls are handled.
New England will make its 11th appearance in a season’s final game Sunday, when it meets the Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and yet it’s really only the last nine trips that seem to stick in those collective craws of jealousy.
The week officially commenced Monday with the Rams and Patriots officially gathered at State Farm Arena, the only time both teams will congregate in the same venue before Sunday’s game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.