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SBVIII: Mahomes' 1-2 punch KOs 49ers

LAS VEGAS -- The San Francisco 49ers gave Patrick Mahomes two opportunities to drive for the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl. They should have known — who doesn’t at this point? — that it was one too many. After leading the Chiefs downfield late in regulation, ...

Did 49ers OT decision to take ball backfire?

LAS VEGAS -- It was once, historically speaking, one of the easiest decisions in football: If you win the toss in overtime, you take the ball. The rules are different now, however, and that choice by San Francisco in the Super Bowl will be debated all offseason. The ...

SBLVIII: Chiefs in Swift Ascent to Dynasty Status

LAS VEGAS — Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Andy Reid have made the Kansas City Chiefs a dynasty. They’re already thinking three-peat. First, they had to become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions in 19 years. Mahomes made sure of it, leading another ...

Chiefs Friday Pool Report: Hay is in the Barn, Reid speaks

HENDERSON, Nev. — AFC champion Kansas City, in a fast-paced and spirited 66-minute session Friday, worked on red-zone, short-yardage and goal-line plays in the fourth and final full practice preparing for Super Bowl LVIII.   On a cloudy, breezy 50-degree day ...

Hall of Fame 2024 Class: Gradishar tackles spot

With a couple of surprises, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024 was formally revealed during NFL Network's "Honors” program Thursday night, an Oscar-like production complete with red carpet and an array of presenters with varying degrees of comedic, ah, ...

SB LVIII Team Pool Reports from Vegas. Baby

Feb. 7, 2024 By Peter King, NBC Sports Pro Football Writers of America HENDERSON, Nev. – Coach Andy Reid put AFC champion Kansas City through a 1-hour, 16-minute workout Wednesday afternoon at the Raiders’ Intermountain Health and Performance Center, calling ...

Super Bowl LVIII: Why Mahomes, Chiefs will beat Purdy and the 49ers

Let’s get it out of the way at the jump. Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs will beat the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday and win their third Super Bowl in five years.   And Taylor Swift will have had nothing to do with it.   Numb ...

Senior Bowl Surprise: Penix recoils and Rattler strikes

After scouts and NFL teams dissected a week of practice in Mobile, Ala., the touted college football Senior Bowl game Saturday was even more anticlimactic than usual.   Creating especially bad optics after the event finally managed its first sellout since 2010, ...

East-West Shrine Bowl: Frank Gore Jr. MVP

Southern Mississipi's Frank Gore Jr. and the West ran over the East, 26-11, in the 99th East-West Shrine Bowl Thursday in Frisco, Texas. Gore Jr. exploded for a 49-yard touchdown run early in the game and finished with 87 yards rushing, and the MVP award. Frank ...

East-West Shrine Players to Watch

With practice wrapped up at the 2024 East-West Shrine Bowl in Frisco, Texas, its time to look forward to the game itself, Thursday, 8 pm ET on NFLNetwork. The NFL is putting more energy into this old classic, which began began almost a century ago in the San Francisco ...

Senior Bowl Notebook

Although the Senior Bowl game is Saturday (1 p.m., ET, NFL Network), the practices were the main focus in the ongoing process to evaluate these players. So the workouts were also televised through Thursday, . NFLDraftScout.com is tracking highlights of workouts. Here ...

Update: Senior Bowl QBs Nix, Penix in the spotlight

Senior Bowl practices wrapped up Thursday in Mobile, Ala. with some players improving their draft stock but we may wait to see Saturday's game (1 p.m., ET, NFL Network) to say anything definitive about the always-popular quarterback position, where Oregon's Bo ...

Story behind 49ers' miracle catch in NFC Championship

SANTA CLARA — Brandon Aiyuk called it luck, but the play that might’ve saved the 49ers’ season had something else to it, too.   Confidence — bordering on arrogance, perhaps — and experience.   Brock Purdy’s 51-yard bomb that went through the arms of Detroit ...

Lions coach Campbell stayed true to self, paid the price

Dan Campbell’s aggressiveness bit his team.   The Detroit Lions blew a 17-point halftime lead and missed an opportunity to reach the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history because their head coach stuck to the same philosophy that helped him turn ...

A rematch on the Strip: Chiefs, 49ers advance to Super Bowl LVI

For the fourth time in five years, the Kansas City Chiefs reign supreme in the AFC and showed once again why it's foolish to bet against Patrick Mahomes.   Out west, the 49ers rallied behind their own quarterback, Brock Purdy, to overcome a 24-7 halftime hole ...