Patriots’ late rally over Falcons powers Super Bowl’s first overtime thriller

“I’m so proud of our guys, our coaches, our team,” Brady said over the crowd’s roar. “It’s unbelievable what these guys have accomplished all season.”

Super Bowl Notebook: Practices, injuries, Goodell and more

HOUSTON – As their final week of Super Bowl preparations came to a close, the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots had almost full participation from their players, according to pool reports from the practice sites each day. Falcons star…

Falcons and Patriots to test NFL-best turnover rates in Super Bowl

HOUSTON — One of Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn’s favorite football statistics is turnover margin. It’s not reliant on only offensive and defensive successes or lapses, the second-year leader said. Instead, it combines the production to create a comprehensive idea…

Former Baltimore high school star is Patriots rookie in Super Bowl

HOUSTON — When cornerback Cyrus Jones reflects on his rookie NFL year, he compares his experiences with the New England Patriots to that of his freshman season at Alabama in 2012. He was caught in a whirlwind of adjustments for…

Falcons coach Quinn’s football career took root as Salisbury University player

Before he was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons preparing for the Super Bowl on Sunday against the New England Patriots, and before he was a highly regarded assistant working through the college and professional ranks, Dan Quinn was a defensive tackle at Salisbury University who dreamed of leading a team.

Belichick vs. Lombardi: Comparing Patriots’ longtime leader to a coaching legend

When Charley Casserly examines the New England Patriots, the former longtime NFL general manager sees a scheme so comprehensive and inclusive that coach Bill Belichick can succeed with almost any player.

At his second Super Bowl, former Maryland player faces his ex-teammates

HOUSTON — Joe Vellano couldn’t contain his excitement when he called his father, Paul, on Jan. 17. Five days before the Atlanta Falcons played in the NFC Championship, the practice-squad defensive tackle had earned a spot on the team’s active…

With Patriots’ eyes on history, Atlanta looks for first Super Bowl win

When the Atlanta Falcons landed at Bush Intercontinental Airport Sunday, 24 hours before the New England Patriots were set to do the same on Monday, the teams enjoyed their final quiet moments of the season.