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The Mamba Mentality Lives on at This Year’s Super Bowl

Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday at age 41, leaves behind a colossal legacy. As the 49ers and Chiefs made clear at Super Bowl media day, the NFL is just another corner of the universe he helped shape.

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The X Factors Who Could Decide Super Bowl LIV

A lot of words will be written about the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Richard Sherman, but these less high-profile players could decide which team walks away a champion

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How John Lynch Moved From the Broadcast Booth to the Front Office

The 49ers GM made a seamless transition from game-caller to team-builder

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How a Fullback Became the Key to Unlocking the 49ers Offense

Kyle Juszczyk may not be a household name, but his versatility makes Kyle Shanahan’s offense tick—and gives the unit its identity

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The Chiefs Have No Balance on Offense—and They Don’t Need It

The need to "establish the run" has become a common philosophy among NFL teams during the passing boom, but Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, and Co. are showing why that’s not always necessary

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The Super Bowl Is a Smorgasbord of Football Excellence

The biggest football game of this season might be its best, too. The Chiefs and 49ers each bring exceptional schemes and extraordinary individual talent. It will be a game decided by small margins.

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Mahomes in the Spotlight, Jimmy G Expectations, Sneaky Impact Players, and More From Media Night 

Patrick Mahomes looked comfortable in the spotlight during Super Bowl LIV’s opening night ceremonies

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Everything You Need to Know About Super Bowl LIV

This year, two truly exceptional teams—the Chiefs and the 49ers—will meet in the Super Bowl

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The Top 10 NFL Quarterback–Pass Catching Duos of the 21st Century

There have been plenty of solid individual receiver, QB, and tight end performances since 2000, but from Randy Moss and Dante Culpepper to Tom Brady and Gronk, these are the duos who have defined the modern NFL

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The NFL Show Live From Miami

Plus, the group talks Kyle Shanahan’s Belichickian coaching preparation, each team’s X factor, prop bets, and more

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A Fond Farewell to Eli Manning, an Iconic Football Artist

Manning’s goodbye to the game was of a piece with how his whole career unfolded: mostly unexceptional, a little awkward, lifted briefly to legendary status by casually owning Tom Brady, same as it ever was

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Size, Speed, and Sloppy Play: Five Takeaways From Senior Bowl Practices

A week of workouts in Mobile, Alabama, is in the books, and the standouts include some towering wide receivers, explosive defensive linemen, and two high-profile quarterbacks

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The Hall of Eli

Eli Manning is retiring after 16 NFL seasons, and the debate over whether he belongs in Canton has already begun. But that misses the point of his legacy—and why his place in history won’t soon be forgotten.

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The Ringer’s Top-32 2020 NFL Draft Big Board

Draft season has arrived, and so has our comprehensive guide. Which prospects will define this year’s class? Who could skyrocket up the rankings? And what are the strengths and weaknesses of players like Joe Burrow, Chase Young, and Tua Tagovailoa?

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Early Super Bowl Bets and Jeter in the Hall of Fame

Cousin Sal and the Degenerate Trifecta talk about the odds for MVP and props including the anthem and halftime show

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Senior Bowl Scouting, the Ringer Draft Guide, and Getting Excited for the Super Bowl

Danny Kelly calls in from Mobile, Alabama, to give us his scouting report on the top seniors in college football after spending the week at the Senior Bowl

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Eli Manning’s Career Is Incomparable

The Giants quarterback, who is set to retire Friday, was exceptional when he had to be and mediocre the rest of the time. How should we remember the playing days of the NFL’s most average dynasty destroyer?

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What Will Derrick Henry’s Monster 2019 Run Mean for His Fantasy Outlook?

The Titans running back showed just how valuable he can be over the back half of the season and the playoffs. Now the question is whether he can continue that production in 2020.

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How the Shanahan System Turns Afterthoughts Into Star Running Backs

Raheem Mostert is just the latest player to break out in the scheme that made Arian Foster, Terrell Davis, and countless others dominant rushers

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15 Questions About the NFL’s Decision to Have Part of the 2020 Draft … in a Fountain?

The red carpet stage will reportedly float outside the fountains of the Bellagio in Las Vegas. We have some questions, beginning with: Why?

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The Starting 11: Chiefs vs. 49ers Is a Dream Super Bowl Matchup

Now that the battle between superstar QB and juggernaut system has been cemented, it’s time to get excited for a football nerd’s nirvana. Plus: Fondly remember the Titans.

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The New York Times Endorsement, MLB Cheating Takes, and Trump’s Trial

All that, and an NFL Hall of Fame snubbing

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Conference Championship Recap With Chris Long

And then a review of ‘1917’

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Patrick Mahomes Led the Chiefs Out of the Wilderness and Into the Super Bowl

Mahomes’s legend keeps growing after he delivered Kansas City to its first Super Bowl in 50 years. Now the 24-year-old QB has the biggest stage in the sport to showcase his brilliance.

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The 49ers Football Machine Was Built to Rule the NFC

San Francisco handed Green Bay an ass-kicking for the ages to earn its spot in Super Bowl LIV. The Niners’ outing is a testament to the vision of John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan—and the players who executed it all season long.

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Magical Mahomes, an All-Red Super Bowl, Aaron Hernandez, and the Big ‘Curb’ Return With Cousin Sal and Joe House

Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Massage-Chair Joe House to discuss the Chiefs’ win over the Titans and the 49ers’ win over the Packers

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The Winners and Losers of the NFL Conference Championship Games

The Comeback Chiefs are headed to the Super Bowl, as is Jimmy Game-manager. You may have your rooting preference, but Rob Lowe just wants a good game.

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The 49ers Run Away With the NFC, and Mahomes Snaps a 50-Year Drought for the Chiefs

Robert Mays and Kevin Clark break down the conference championships

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The Packers’ Crushing NFC Championship Loss Is a Victory Lap for NFL Analytics

All season long, Aaron Rodgers and Co. outperformed their advanced numbers. Green Bay’s luck finally ran out on Sunday night against the 49ers.

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Aaron Rodgers Didn’t Look Settled in 2019. How Do the Packers Fix That?

Looking back on this season and assessing the offseason priorities for the NFC North champs

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The 49ers’ Domination of the Packers Looks Like a Blueprint for a Super Bowl Win

With a crushing defensive line and dominant running game, Kyle Shanahan may not have to worry about his team blowing any big leads this time

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Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry Powered This Magical Titans Run. Will They Be Back for Another?

Assessing the free agency and draft plans for Tennessee, the surprise story of this postseason

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At Long Last, the Chiefs Are Returning to the Super Bowl

It’s been half a century since Kansas City played for an NFL championship, and this fan base—as well as Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes—won’t take the opportunity for granted

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The Incalculable Legacy of Aaron Rodgers

Numbers have never told the full story of the Packers star, nor has his playoff track record. But this year the QB has shown he’s still adding to his myth—and that he’s still Aaron Rodgers.

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The Titans’ Real Music City Miracle? Winning Over Nashville

The typically middle-of-the-pack Titans are one win away from the Super Bowl after knocking off the Patriots and Ravens, but finally converting Tennessee might be even more improbable

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Key Matchups in the Conference Championships

We dive deep into each of the two games this weekend while highlighting the players to bet on and avoid