Wearing white jerseys could be a good sign for the Patriots and their fans based on past Super Bowls.
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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer
The Stratosphere sports book here in Las Vegas is offering 10-cent lines on straight bets (point spread and over/under; no parlays) on the pro football championship game starting at 9 a.m. PT and running through 10:30 p.m. PT Thursday. For the uninitiated, football bettors usually lay -110 (or 11 to win 10) and is actually a 20-cent line with 10 cents on each side. A 10-cent line (more commonly used in baseball wagering) is -105 on both sides. The reduced vig also applies to the Stratosphere's affiliated books at Arizona Charlie's Boulder and Decatur locations, plus the Aquarius in Laughlin.
With his 180 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the NFC Championship Game, Julio Jones showed he won't let a toe sprain get in his way.
Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer
ViewFromVegas of Super Bowl LI (as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday): The New England Patriots are still 3-point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons at all 13 sports-book operators in Las Vegas, but the average vig (which is usually -110 on both sides) has increased to -115 with more support continuing to come in on the Patriots. The Westgate, William Hill, Treasure Island and Stations books have gone to New England -3 (-120). The over/under is still 59 at the majority of books though Boyd Gaming and Stations have gone to 59.5 with Jerry's Nugget already at 60.
With win, Brady can climb playoff pantheon
A win on Super Bowl Sunday would be the 25th of Tom Brady's postseason career, and would put him squarely between Terry Bradshaw and Troy Aikman for the second-highest playoff win percentage all-time among QBs. (ESPN Stats & Info)
Tom Brady took to social media to show his love for his fellow Patriots QBs (with a little help from the movie "The Hangover").
Good omen for Patriots heading into SB LI?
Since 2005, teams to reach the Super Bowl after losing in the previous season's conference championship are 3-2 in the big game. The losing teams, the 2007 Patriots and 2012 49ers, came up short by a combined six points. (ESPN Stats & Info)
While the Browns' Joe Thomas has a rooting interest with his friend Alex Mack playing for the Falcons, he also has reason to pull for the Patriots.
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A former second-round pick, Kyle Van Noy never really got going in Detroit, but he seems to be coming into his own after a trade to the Patriots.
Citing their dedication, Bill Belichick praised his players after their AFC title game win -- a gesture not often delivered by the hard-nosed coach.
The Patriots will practice in Foxborough this week, then leave for Houston on Monday to continue their preparations for the Falcons.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
The Patriots will have their first practice of the week on Thursday, followed by practices on Friday and Saturday. The team will travel to Houston for Super Bowl LI on Monday.
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