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Should Patriots’ defense have been named Super Bowl MVP?

Much has been said and written in the past week regarding the decision by 16 sportswriters to make Patriots receiver Julian Edelman the MVP of Super Bowl LIII. One of those 16 voters, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, has an idea that perhaps should have been the right answer: The entire Patriots defense. It’s a twist [more]

Nickell Robey-Coleman gets another fine for illegal hit

The playoffs became an expensive proposition for Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. He ended the postseason with significant fines in consecutive games for applying illegal hits to defenseless receivers. The NFL has announced, via its in-house media conglomerate, that Robey-Coleman was fined $26,739 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Patriots running back Rex Burkhead early in Super [more]

Offseason is here, and drama will unfold

The NFL never sleeps, thanks in part to the reality that, every year, there’s plenty of drama generated by many of the league’s franchises. So which franchises will be producing the most of it this offseason? Friday’s PFT Live pondered the question in the form of a draft. The process had only one rule: The [more]

Rams sign three to futures deals, including Aaron Neary

The Rams signed three players to contracts for the 2019 season, including center Aaron Neary. Defensive backs Steven Parker and Ramon Richards also signed. Neary, 26, was on the team’s practice squad earlier this season when he was arrested for DUI and hit and run only two hours and 40 minutes after a Rams’ game [more]

How will you remember the 2018 NFL season?

The 2018 NFL season has ended. The 2019 season beckons. But before turning the page on the year that was, it’s fair to consider how the league’s 99th season will be remembered. Big Cat and yours truly took up that topic during Friday’s PFT Live. Check out the video (yeah, we’re trying to get paid) [more]

Which Super Bowls were the worst ever?

Prisoners of the moment would say that Super Bowl LIII was the worst ever. While it wasn’t as exciting as recent games, it was far from the worst ever. We demonstrated that point on Friday’s PFT Live, with a draft of the worst Super Bowls ever. Dan Katz a/k/a Big Cat and yours truly picked [more]

Rams bring back quarterback Brandon Allen

The Rams have kept Brandon Allen around since 2017, so they decided to make it another year. According to the league’s transaction wire, the Rams re-signed the practice squad quarterback, along with tackle Darrell Williams. They first signed Allen in 2017 and he was inactive all year as their third, and spent this year on [more]

Early Super Bowl rating was lower than late stages of AFC Championship game

Super Bowl LIII had the lowest TV rating in 10 years, and that’s not because the game was boring. The rating was low from the get-go, long before it became Punt-Fest 2019. “When we started the game . . . we were doing a 35 rating in the first quarter,” Jim Nantz, who handled the [more]

Bettor pegs the Rams scoring three points, wins $100,000

No one expected the Rams to score three points in Super Bowl LIII. One person was willing to bet that they would, however. Via Mitch Moss of the Vegas Stats and Information Network, someone bet $250 at 400-1 odds on the Rams being held to a field goal. The wager paid $100,0000. Only one other [more]

Bettor won $1,132 on $2 Super Bowl parlay

No one could have guessed that there would be zero touchdowns in the first half of Super Bowl LIII. And no one could have guessed that Tom Brady‘s first pass would be intercepted. Well, one person guessed it. A bettor identified only as Nate put together those two long-shot bets into one incredible parlay bet [more]

Rams sign four, including Austin Proehl

Now that the season’s over, the Rams can start taking care of 2019 business. Via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, the Rams have signed four of their practice squaders to future contracts for the coming season. Included in that is wide receiver Austin Proehl, the son of former Rams wideout Ricky Proehl. Austin [more]

Aaron Donald: “I’m definitely going to come back better”

Aaron Donald has a pair of defensive player of the year trophies. He set a record for sacks by an interior lineman this year. So congratulations future Rams opponents, Donald says he can still improve. The already incredible Rams defensive tackle told Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times: “I’m definitely going to come back [more]

Wade Phillips kind of, sort of guarantees a Super Bowl win

There’s currently no one like Wade Phillips in the NFL, and that’s a great thing. Back in Texas on Wednesday night as former Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini entered the Houston Hall of Fame, Phillips met with reporters for a brief on-camera interview. Near the end of the 75-second clip posted by Mark Berman of FOX [more]

Bill Belichick wanted to know if roof would be fully closed before kickoff

You don’t win six Super Bowls as a head coach and two more as a defensive coordinator without be extremely detail-oriented. New England Patriots head Bill Belichick’s meticulousness was on full display prior to kickoff of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday. Belichick sought out head referee John Parry prior to kickoff to figure out what [more]

Report: Bengals want to interview Aubrey Pleasant for DC

The Bengals have requested permission to interview Rams cornerbacks coach Aubrey Pleasant for their defensive coordinator position, Mike Jones of USA Today reports. New coach Zac Taylor came from the Rams, where he was the quarterbacks coach. Jack Del Rio, Dom Capers and Mike Nolan are among the names previously linked to the Bengals and [more]

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