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Kyrie gets fancy with a between-the-legs pass to Smart for 3 (0:24)
Irving fakes out defender with slick reverse layup (0:28)
Baynes puts up two huge blocks against Heat (0:17)
Cain: Why can't NFL teams find the next Belichick? (1:30)
Brady prolific in throwing through tight windows (2:58)
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Biggest Super Bowl LIII bets

Over $158 million was wagered on Super Bowl LII, a total that will likely be eclipsed at sportsbooks across the U.S. for this year's game. Here are the biggest bets.

Schefter Podcast: Epic Conference Championships, Browns' Kitchens

Before catching up with new Browns coach Freddie Kitchens (31:23), Adam Schefter talks to Field Yates about the pair of instant classics in the conference title games, potential rule changes as a result of the controversial finishes in those games and more (:42). Plus, Evan Kaplan takes a big-picture look at the Super Bowl LIII matchup (23:09).

Kellerman: Brady was lucky to win AFC championship (2:02)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots defensive snaps: A four-CB dime package helped match up better against the Chiefs' dynamic weapons, which led to safety Duron Harmon playing just two snaps in a notable change. The 52 snaps were the third fewest this season (48 and 49 vs. Miami).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots offensive snaps: They ran 97 plays, which is astounding. The season high was 83 (vs. Colts, Chargers). Rob Gronkowski played all 97 and left it all on the field in one of his best games of the season.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Quick-hit personnel thoughts from Patriots' win: UP -- Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Kyle Van Noy, Trent Brown, Joe Thuney, David Andrews, Shaq Mason, Marcus Cannon, Jonathan Jones, Sony Michel; DOWN -- J.C. Jackson, Adrian Clayborn, Keion Crossen.

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Brady exults, says Pats overcame stacked odds

Tom Brady, despite his long list of once-in-a-generation accolades, had the look of a kid in a candy store after Sunday's AFC title game win. Afterward, he attributed his emotions to the adversity New England conquered this season.

Boomer: The Pats take away their opponent's best player (1:20)
White: Brady's 'the greatest QB of all time' (1:07)