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The 7 Players With Bay Area Ties That Will Decide The Super Bowl

The Oakland Raiders were one of the worst teams in the NFL (again) last year and the 49ers just jettisoned their best coach in at least a decade after one sub-par season. Now we have to watch two of the least-liked teams by locals vie for the big prize. How do we begin to care? It’s time to root for your favorite local guys to make the big play. Here’s a recap of who used to play ball in the Bay that could decide the Super Bowl come Sunday.

01/30/2015

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Daily Madden: The Tom Brady-Richard Sherman Matchup

Coach Madden says the Tom Brady-Richard Sherman matchup among the ones to watch in Super Bowl XLIX.

01/30/2015

Tom Brady as a child dressed as Joe Montana. (Tom Brady/Facebook)

Tom Brady’s #TBT Facebook Post Pays Homage To Boyhood Hero Joe Montana

San Mateo native Tom Brady could match his boyhood idol, Joe Montana, for career Super Bowl wins if his New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX.

01/29/2015

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Keidel: Patriots’ Pathetic Pressers Fall Flat

The split-screen drama performed by the Patriots has our nation scratching its head and perhaps grabbing other organs at the twin presses provided by Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

01/23/2015

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Belichick Denial Shifts Focus Of ‘Deflate-Gate’ To San Mateo’s Tom Brady

Junipero Serra may be destined for sainthood, but a famous alum of the local high school named in his honor may not be if it turns out he’s the one behind the deflated footballs in last Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.

01/22/2015

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a touchdown pass to  Rob Gronkowski #87 (not pictured) in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NFL Probes Allegations That Patriots Deflated Footballs During AFC Championship Win Against Colts

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

01/19/2015

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Patriots Team Grades: New England Puts On Super Bowl-Worthy Performance Against Colts

The Patriots made it look easy in advancing to their sixth Super Bowl of the Belichick/Brady era.

01/19/2015

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Patriots Injury Report: Stork To Miss AFC Championship Game Against Colts

New England’s offensive line will need to step up its game without its starting center.

01/16/2015

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Injury Report: Colts Ready For Patriots Rematch In AFC Championship Game

The Indianapolis Colts remain healthy heading into Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough. Vontae Davis and Greg Toler expected to play.

01/16/2015

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Keys To Colts Winning AFC Championship Over Patriots

After knocking out the Denver Broncos, 24-13, last weekend, the Indianapolis Colts need to focus on key areas to defeat the New England Patriots on Sunday in Foxborough.

01/14/2015

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