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Shanahan Should Have Heeded Belichick’s Fangio Blueprint

A year ago, Bill Belichick borrowed heavily from Vic Fangio's blueprints to throttle the high-scoring Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. Had Kyle Shanahan studied Fangio's philosophy when facing Patrick Mahomes, maybe the San Francisco 49ers would have bee...
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Chiefs-49ers: Toughest Super Bowl to Pick in Years

MIAMI — Even the oddsmakers aren't sure about this Super Bowl. That's how close the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers match up. The Chiefs are a 1-point favorite, which basically means a tossup. Ind...
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Tom Brady Headliner Even in the Super Bowl He’s Sitting Out

Tom Brady is sitting out the Super Bowl for the first time since the Denver Broncos walloped him 23 times in the AFC championship four years ago, sending a hobbled Peyton Manning to the big game for his final hurrah. "I am open-minded about the process and ...
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Super Bowl a Tossup at Legal Sports Books

LAS VEGAS — Even the bookies are having a problem figuring out a favorite in the Super Bowl. Odds opened at pick 'em Sunday at many Las Vegas sports books, though the Kansas City Chiefs quickly moved to 1-po...
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Raiders’ Carr Goes Bust Again vs. Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Derek Carr walked into Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday with a chance not only to silence his ever-growing chorus of critics but also give the Oakland Raiders a piece of the AFC West lead. He walked out having failed on all accounts. “They ...