Tom Brady has overcome a depleted receiving corps in leading the New England Patriots to a 2-0 start. His next challenge comes from a defense featuring Darrelle Revis, the best cornerback the two-time National Football League Most Valuable Player says he’s ever faced.
The New York Jets continued their offseason makeover, losing a tight end while picking up a running back and someone to block for him on the third full day of the National Football League free-agent period.
Cullen Finnerty, who led Grand Valley State’s football team to three Division II championships and won 51 games over four seasons as the school’s quarterback, was found dead after disappearing on a fishing trip. He was 30.
The San Francisco 49ers blew a 28- point lead before pulling out a 41-34 victory at New England in a matchup of National Football League division leaders, ending the Patriots’ seven-game winning streak to seal a playoff spot.
The New York Giants capped their season of comebacks with one final highlight, scoring a last- minute touchdown to beat the New England Patriots 21-17 for their fourth Super Bowl title and second in five seasons.