New England Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater waited seven years to win a Super Bowl. His father, Hall of Famer Jackie Slater, waited 20 and never did. Matthew Slater told Only A Game about his father’s influence on his career.
In April 2007, NFL referee Bill Vinovich suffered an aortic dissection, a tear inside the wall of the major artery that carries blood out of the heart. He was told he would never officiate another game. Now Vinovich is preparing to work the Super Bowl.
The New England Patriots are tired of thinking about it, tired of talking about it and ready to move on. No, not deflate-gate … Arizona.
The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl is officially in the books, and television ratings are down again. How can the league fix its all-star game?
The NFL has determined 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots during their AFC Championship victory were underinflated, ESPN reports. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the “lighter” side of the controversy.
In Week 1, Seattle shut down Green Bay’s offense in a 36-16 win. The teams are meeting again in Sunday’s NFC Championship, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tyler Dunne says the Packers have learned from that loss.
The rivalry between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts has been on hold for the past few years. But the Colts, led by third-year quarterback Andrew Luck, are ready to challenge the Patriots in the AFC Championship. Only A Game’s Karen Given has a preview.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller released his report on the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice case on Thursday. Slate Senior Editor Jeremy Stahl argues that the investigation misses a basic, big-picture detail in the saga.
Peyton Manning played 13 seasons for the Indianapolis Colts. Now he’s with the Denver Broncos, who host the Colts and their new star QB Andrew Luck this weekend in the NFL Playoffs. Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star previews the matchup.
No. 4 Ohio State, down to its third-string quarterback, topped No. 1 Alabama on Thursday. Next up for the Buckeyes: the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, who stopped undefeated Florida State in the other semifinal. Who will come out on top? Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel previews the matchup.