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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.

Running backs on rookie contracts are economical options for Super Bowl teams

When the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off in the Super Bowl, they will feature three running backs still playing on meager rookie contracts: Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman and James White.

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.

Monday night blues: Washington can’t win at home on Monday Night Football, but it might not be their fault

Washington is a brutal 2-15 at home under Monday night’s primetime lights since 1996, the worst record in such games in the NFL.

NFL experts and fans weigh in on the fluctuating NFL ratings

After years of soaring NFL ratings, the current 2016 season has attracted significantly lower viewership throughout the first half of the season. In an attempt to explain the decline, NFL officials, experts and fans have offered many theories, including outrage…

Top sports moments of fall 2016

Our CNS data lab team worked throughout the semester to covered local sports and crunch the numbers.

What’s Mark Trumbo really worth to the Orioles?

After rejecting Baltimore’s qualifying offer of $17.2 million, Trumbo is on the free-agent market, likely looking for a multi-year deal worth more than $15-million-per-year.

John Wall breaks Washington Wizards’ all-time assists record

In just six-plus seasons, point guard John Wall broke the Washington Wizards’ franchise record for assists that stood for three and a half decades.