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Where Will Tony Romo Play Next?

Quarterback Dak Prescott’s success in Dallas has led to much speculation about Romo’s next destination. Denver? Houston?

An Indoor Football Team Has Its Fans Call the Plays

The Salt Lake Screaming Eagles let anyone vote, using a free mobile app, on nearly every aspect of the team, including calling offensive and special-teams plays.

Darrelle Revis Faces Charges Over Altercation in Pittsburgh

The police said two men got into an argument with Revis after one filmed him with a cellphone camera. Witnesses told police the men were knocked unconscious.

Giants Release Wide Receiver Victor Cruz

A fan favorite for his local ties and salsa celebrations, Cruz caught 82 passes for 1,536 yards in 2011 and helped the team win the Super Bowl.

The Case of the Missing Brady Jersey

When a famous QB gets flimflammed, some gumshoeing is in order.

A Third New England Patriot Says He Will Skip a White House Visit

Linebacker Dont’a Hightower on Wednesday became the latest Super Bowl champion to bow out of the traditional meeting with the president.

Big 12 to Hold Back Millions in Conference Revenue From Baylor

The league voted to hold 25 percent of Baylor’s share of revenue in escrow until a review determines it has instituted reforms.

The Cleveland Browns’ Quarterback Chase Begins (Again)

The Browns have started 26 quarterbacks since 1999, and now the Josh McCown era is over, too. A look back, and forward (they have the No. 1 pick).

Lender Deceived Ailing N.F.L. Retirees, Suit Claims

A New Jersey company is accused of luring retirees hoping to receive money in the league’s concussion settlement into costly advances.

Steve Sarkisian Leaves Alabama to Be Falcons’ Offensive Coordinator

Sarkisian will replace Kyle Shanahan, who departed Atlanta to become head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

‘Or So It Seemed’: Notes on Rewriting the Super Bowl

With the Atlanta Falcons up 28-3 in Super Bowl 51, a Times reporter was well into writing a story about the team’s domination over the Patriots. And then the improbable happened.

Keeping Score: With Brady and Belichick, a Patriots Super Bowl Means a Dramatic Finish

The Patriots are 5-2 in Super Bowls when quarterbacked by Tom Brady and coached by Bill Belichick, but their record could easily be 7-0. Or 0-7.

Patriots Show Their Displeasure With Goodell, but Don’t Voice It

Tom Brady, Coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert K. Kraft took a subtle approach in expressing their irritation with the N.F.L. commissioner.

Another Vindication for Migos: A No. 1 Album

The Atlanta rap trio’s “Culture” debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, and Lady Gaga’s music surged on iTunes after her Super Bowl performance.

Sports of The Times: The Hall of Fame Quarterback Some Love to Hate

Whether you like Tom Brady or not, his performance in the Super Bowl secured his status as the best quarterback of all time.

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick Discuss Super Bowl Victory

The New England Patriots quarterback and the team's coach talk about the discipline and mental toughness it took to come back from a 25-point deficit and earn a fifth title.

Falcons Bemoan the Plays They Could Have Made

A couple of critical fourth-quarter miscues topped the list of regrets in the Atlanta locker room after the Falcons squandered what appeared to be a certain Super Bowl win.

A Super Bowl Awash in Politics, on Social Media and Off the Field

As the biggest football game of the season unfolded in Atlanta, fans outside the stadium and across the country expressed partisan views about more than just their teams.

Patriots 34, Falcons 28 | Overtime: Patriots Mount a Comeback for the Ages to Win a Fifth Super Bowl

Tom Brady rallied the Patriots from a 28-3 deficit in the second half to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in the first Super Bowl to go into overtime.

Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl: No Controversy, Lots of Glitter

The singer presented a shiny, inclusive halftime show that started with lines from patriotic songs.

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