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Super Bowl 2017 picks and predictions: Experts think Falcons will win 1st ever Lombardi Trophy -
Atlanta is SB Nation’s experts’ pick by a 5-4 margin over the Patriots.

Adam Vinatieri & Rod Smart recall the dramatic finish from the last time the Patriots won a Super Bowl in Houston -
The last two players to touch the ball in Super Bowl XXXVIII, Adam Vinatieri and Rod Smart, recall the game-winning field goal and the kick return that ended the game.

Only 27 percent of America is rooting for the Patriots in the Super Bowl -
The Atlanta Falcons are America’s Team. For a week or so, at least.

Le'Veon Bell released a 'Shrimp Bayless' diss track and we ranked the sports references -
Bell brought the heat!

The weirdest question Tom Brady received at Super Bowl Opening Night came from Kel from ‘Good Burger’ -
He did not ask "Can I take your order?"

Arthur Blank speaks out against Donald Trump at Super Bowl Opening Night -
Mohamed Sanu and Martellus Bennett expressed concerns as well.

Kyle Shanahan almost lost the Falcons’ Super Bowl LI game plan at Opening Night -
That would have been pretty awful.

Super Bowl 2017: Preview, date, and start time
The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will square off for Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup, 2.0
NFL Draft analysts weigh in on the Buccaneers' No. 19 pick.

Watch: Buccaneers Pro Bowl Highlights
Highlights from Bucs' players in the 2017 Pro Bowl.

Buccaneers Add QB Sean Renfree
Tampa Bay has inked former Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, the 14th player they've signed to a reserve/futures contract for 2017 since the end of the 2016 season.

Former Bucs Applaud 49ers Hiring of Lynch
John Lynch, who spent much of his great playing career in Tampa, has been named San Francisco's new general manager, a surprise hiring that former teammates believe will prove successful.

Pewter Report's Bucs Monday Mailbag 1-31: Glennon, Lynch To 49ers And More | Pewter Report began a new offseason feature last year, giving readers an opportunity to get their questions answered about the Bucs by the PR staff.

Everson Griffen of Minnesota Vikings was eager for elusive Pro Bowl victory, MVP honors
Everson Griffen's three-sack effort was one of many performances that led some to feel that Sunday's Pro Bowl was one of the more compelling All-Star contests in recent years.

Evans a "little dinged up" during Pro Bowl - ESPN Video
Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans revealed that he's a "little dinged up" and that's why he saw limited action in Sunday's Pro Bowl. Evans said it's nothing that will impact him going into the offseason.

Now that Pro Bowl's done, rest ahead for Mike Evans and Gerald McCoy | Tampa Bay Times
ORLANDO -— For Bucs fans frustrated to see WR Mike Evans on the sidelines throughout Sunday's Pro Bowl, don't be angry at NFC coach Jason Garrett.

New 49ers GM Lynch confident he can do job | Tampa Bay Times
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Ever since watching John Elway step into an NFL front office in Denver and build a Super Bowl champion, former Bucs safety John Lynch was intrigued about leaving the broadcast booth for a management job.

Super Bowl could get awkward with Goodell feuding with Brady, Patriots | Tampa Bay Times
HOUSTON Tom Brady walked onto the stage with his Patriots teammates through an explosion of smoke and into a spotlight Monday night at Minute Maid Park. Highlights played above him on the giant video screen, and fans who plunked down at least $20 to see him return to his Super Bowl throne listened intently as he was interviewed by the media.

Former John Lynch teammate, also an aspiring GM: 'I was surprised' but not jealous
The first widespread reaction to the news that the San Francisco 49ers were hiring John Lynch as their general manager was surprise and even shock. After all, this is a man who has never served in a team’s front office before, having spent the past few years as a TV analyst. There are dozens of NFL