The Super Bowl is by far the biggest event in American sports. More than 100 million people tune in to watch the big game live on TV in the US alone, many millions more also do so from elsewhere in the world.
Bruce Arians made many moves to overhaul the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after taking over in 2019. Signing Tom Brady wasn't Arians' best move. Nor was hauling Rob Gronkowski out of retirement.
Andy Reid's a pragmatist. He saw how teams were beginning to slow down Patrick Mahomes and the explosive Kansas City Chiefs passing game.
The 2020 NFL season is less than a week away and whilst every team has aspirations of getting to the Super Bowl, only two of them will achieve that dream. Here are four teams that have to be in ‘win now’ mode.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been the bane of life in 2020, with even the simplest of life’s pleasures being unceremoniously upended as the world has scrambled to limit its spread. As one such pleasure, sport has taken a big hit this year. In the name of public health and safety, competitions have been postponed and cancelled, crowds were expunged and replaced by canned noises over a PA system or television set, and a lot of revenue was lost for professional sports.
Eli Manning, David Tyree, and the infamous Helmet Catch made that possible.
A look back at an extraordinary Super Bowl.
The Ravens are likely to have an active free agency and this time around it's their pass-rush that'll be the focus - Dante Fowler Jr. could be a candidate.
Many have described Sunday's Super Bowl LIV, which ended with a Kansas City Chiefs victory, a "scheme show" where usage of a particular player, or group of players, was more important for the outcome of the game than anything else. That could have been expected by two teams in which coaching plays so big of a role.
Where does San Francisco go from here?
Below are five numbers to arm you with the predictive contextualised information that is most likely to determine who will win the Lombardi Trophy ... and who'll just be picking 31st in the 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas. These figures flag as the most important factors when it comes to forecasting each team's ability to earn (or prevent) first downs and touchdowns.
As the big day draws nearer and nearer, the hardworking writers at Franchise Sports have shared their predictions for what might be the most unpredictable Super Bowl in history.
The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are ready to do battle in Miami on Sunday 2nd February.
Super Bowl LIV has the prospect of providing great drama between two pretty evenly-matched sides in Miami. The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers had very different regular seasons but have looked like terrifying clubs in January, with both of them winning their Divisional Round and Conference Championship games by 14 or more points to reach the Big Game.
What makes this Super Bowl so exciting is that the two battles of offence versus defence are so intriguing. We know the credentials of the offensive masterminds, but these two assistant coaches may very well be the guys that make the difference and win the Lombardi Trophy for their team.