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    The Kansas City Chiefs are headed to their third Super Bowl in four years. So is their quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. It might sound easy to have such sustained success when there's an All-Pro under center. But the massive contract that Kansas City gave Mahomes, which might still be a bargain, made it challenging to fill out the roster around him. 

      The NFL has stopped pretending its all-star game was an actual game. The latest iteration of the Pro Bowl won't have tackle football game but instead flag football. A series of events that accumulates three points each leads up to three flag football contests. The AFC took a 9-3 lead Thursday by winning the precision passing competition, the three-event lightning round and the long drive. The NFC won in dodgeball.

        PHILADELPHIA — A few days after the Eagles clinched the NFC’s No. 1 seed in the regular-season finale, rookie defensive tackle Jordan Davis was interrupted from his sleep during the early morning hours. He received a bevy of notifications, including text messages from former Georgia teammate and fellow Eagles rookie Nakobe Dean. “Did you see the news?” Dean urgently typed, “Did you hear about ...

          KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Patrick Mahomes settled in the pocket of a shotgun formation, he looked to his right, eyes briefly locking on wide receivers Marcus Kemp and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. He followed with an even quicker look to his left, spotting tight ends Noah Gray and Jody Fortson stationary on the end of the line of scrimmage. Eighteen games into the season, the quartet had combined for ...

            The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to win their second Super Bowl in franchise history. They went 14-3 this season largely on the play of quarterback Jalen Hurts. He is a finalist for AP NFL MVP, Offensive Player of the Year and tied a franchise record with 33 total touchdowns. Hurts is only 24 and could be rewarded with a new contract in the offseason. His only focus now is beating the Kansas City Chiefs next week in the Super Bowl.

              PHILADELPHIA — In 1917 — roughly 104 years before Nick Sirianni entered the NovaCare Complex, hopped on a Zoom call with a couple of dozen reporters, and flunked Public Speaking 101 — a scholar named Walter Brandenburg published a book called The Philosophy of Christian Being. Despite its thrilling title and themes, Brandenburg’s tome was not the Fifty Shades of Harry Potter: Inside Donald ...

                DENVER — The Denver Broncos officially have their new head coach. Former New Orleans coach Sean Payton signed his contract with the franchise Friday, three days after the franchise finalized a trade with the Saints for the rights to his services, the Broncos announced. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but a source told The Denver Post that Payton’s contract is for five ...

                The Philadelphia Eagles are playing for another Super Bowl title because they weren't afraid to make difficult decisions following a disastrous 2020 season. Just three years after hoisting the Lombardi Trophy for the first time in franchise history, the organization was at a crossroads following a 4-11-1 finish in the pandemic-altered season. Owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman decided to fire coach Doug Pederson and move on from quarterback Carson Wentz. Those moves worked out when they brought in coach Nick Sirianni and drafted quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round.

                CINCINNATI — Bengals running back Joe Mixon no longer faces a misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing over allegations that he threatened and pointed a gun at a woman in Cincinnati.

                Jason Kelce, Fletcher Cox, Lane Johnson and Brandon Graham have all been stars for the Philadelphia Eagles for more than a decade. There is a chance Kelce, Cox and Graham could all play their last game for the Eagles in the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs. Those three are the last remaining holdovers from former coach Andy Reid's time in Philly. Johnson joined the team a season later. They all won a Super Bowl under former coach Doug Pederson. They can win one more under coach Nick Sirianni.

                MEDIA, Pa. — In a region where everyone is decked out in Philadelphia Eagles gear, especially with the team headed to the Super Bowl for the second time in six seasons, Ed Kelce is easy to spot. He is a tall, sturdy man with broad shoulders and meaty hands, and even at 71 has a thick head of hair that's parted down the middle and more salt than pepper. What's different about Kelce is ...

                When an NFL team takes a big lead only to have their opponent erase it, it's devastating for the loser and electrifying for the winner. OLBG gathered and ranked the biggest blown leads by every team in the NFL. Here are each team's biggest meltdowns.  

                MOBILE, Ala. — Princeton wide receiver Andrei Iosivas stood out this week against Power-5 school competition at the Senior Bowl, stopping on dimes, twisting in the air and catching almost everything. “I think it went well,” the 6-2, 212-pound Iosivas, who doubles as a decathlete and Ivy League track star, said Tuesday. “I was focused, I showed up. I was physical. I was fast. I caught the ball ...

                Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been charged in a warrant with a misdemeanor count of aggravated menacing, according to online court records. WCPO-TV obtained a copy of the warrant and reported that Mixon was accused of pointing a gun at a woman and saying, "You should be popped in the face. I should shoot you, the police (can't) get me." The incident occurred on Jan. 21, the day before the Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills in a divisional-round playoff game. Court records did not list an attorney for Mixon.

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                In sports as in life, sometimes you have to wait. There is a reason the phrase credited to medieval English writer William Langland in his circa 1370s poem “Piers Plowman” is still said all these centuries later: Patience is a virtue. That it might be rewarded is its value. Especially when the reward is great enough. So the Miami Dolphins waited for Vic Fangio. And waited. And then won. A ...

                As the Chiefs trudged to the end of another wretched season in 2012, a 2-14 fiasco, Andy Reid’s Philadelphia Eagles were on the way to a similarly miserable finish (4-12). Each team’s 2012 season, alas, was also underscored by off-field devastation: For the Chiefs, it was inextricably tethered to the horrifying murder of Kasi Perkins by linebacker Jovan Belcher and his subsequent suicide; ...

                DeMeco Ryans’ introduction as the Houston Texans coach brought him back to his early days as a 49ers assistant, and, specifically, to his mentorship of linebacker Fred Warner. That coach-player relationship molded both into the elite of their profession. After all, Ryans went from a 10-year NFL linebacker to an entry-level coach, to becoming a head coach after just two seasons as the 49ers’ ...

                MOBILE, Ala. — Princeton wide receiver Andrei Iosivas stood out this week against Power-5 school competition at the Senior Bowl, stopping on dimes, twisting in the air and catching almost everything. “I think it went well,” the 6-2, 212-pound Iosivas, who doubles as a decathlete and Ivy League track star, said Tuesday. “I was focused, I showed up. I was physical. I was fast. I caught the ball ...

                Jalen Hurts pondered for several seconds on Thursday when asked to recall his most memorable play from this season. Deep down, the Eagles quarterback already knew his answer. “The season’s not over yet,” Hurts said. He simultaneously flashed a sly smile, briefly breaking from his stoic persona. The 24-year-old has served as a catalyst for many significant moments. He’s a large reason the ...

                Tom Brady's future figures to be busy. The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback's retirement announcement ended speculation about if and where Brady might want to play next season, opening the door for numerous off-the-field endeavors that could occupy his time. The 45-year-old future Hall of Famer, who said Wednesday that he's retiring for good, already has numerous commercial endorsements and an extensive business portfolio that includes the TB12 health and fitness company. Whatever Brady chooses to do one thing is certain, he has no shortage of career options after hanging up his football cleats.

                PHILADELPHIA — Brandon Graham posed at his locker with a green and white Kangol cap clashing with a Starter jacket featuring bright shades of pink and blue woven underneath a Super Bowl emblem. The impromptu color combination may have been a bit ambitious, but the longest-tenured Eagles player is trying to enjoy the moments as they come during the lead-up to the Eagles’ Super Bowl LVII matchup ...

                BALTIMORE — The Orioles don’t seem to care what you think. On Wednesday, the team — meaning CEO and Chairman John Angelos and whoever he might have asked for input — decided to decline the option in its lease with the Maryland Stadium Authority that would have extended the agreement by five years. That choice, which leaves 11 months on the current deal that has existed since Camden Yards ...

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