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.
The wiseguys especially love LA getting 3 points flat, which means bettors can wager $110 to win $100 on the favorite or underdog.
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.
It has been 44 years since Hall of Fame guard Tom Mack was called for illegal procedure with the Rams perched about a foot from the Minnesota Vikings’ end zone in the 1974 NFC Championship Game. He says he still hasn’t moved.