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2018 Schedule
11-5, 1st in AFC East
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46mBen Fawkes

Brady pegged as favorite over Goff for SB MVP

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has opened Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as the favorite at EVEN odds to win MVP of Super Bowl LIII. Rams QB Jared Goff is the only other player with odds in single digits, at 2-1.

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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6hDavid Purdum and Ben Fawkes

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.

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7hVaughn McClure

Beer, hot dog prices to stay low for Atlanta SB

Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay reiterated that Mercedes-Benz Stadium would have its "Fan First Menu Pricing'' for the 75,000 spectators expected to attend Super Bowl LIII.

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Brady: Belichick and I have 'always gotten along'

Tom Brady's relationship with Bill Belichick is just fine and always has been, the New England Patriots quarterback said a day after they advanced to yet another Super Bowl together.


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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19hMike Reiss

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)
Super Bowl XXXVI rewind: Pats edge Rams for first title (0:58)
Super Bowl LIII will be a battle of youth vs. experience (1:47)

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

One critical aspect of the Patriots' victory tonight that shouldn't be overlooked is their pass protection. The New England offensive line recorded the very best team Pass Block Win Rate (PBWR) of the entire season vs. the Chiefs tonight at 91%. That's utter domination against an above-average pass rushing defense. ESPN's pass blocking and rushing metrics are based on raw player tracking data via NextGen Stats.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Patriots recorded a Pass Block Win Rate of 90.5% on Sunday -- that is the best pass blocking game by any team in any game this entire season. Guard Shaq Mason led the way along the offensive line with a 100% PBWR, while TE Rob Gronkowski and RB James White also had a 100% PBWR on 12 pass blocks apiece (meaning none of the three were beaten by a defender within the first 2.5 seconds after the snap on a single play). PBWR is an ESPN metric powered by NFL Next Gen Stats.

Pats headed back to Super Bowl after wild win vs. Chiefs (1:29)

Team Stats

Passing Yards266.18th
Rushing Yards127.35th
Points For27.34th
Points Against20.37th