American Football: Patriots and Eagles fight for Super Bowl

The New England Patriots are threatening to join the élite teams in American football history. Following their 41-27 rout of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the Patriots qualified for their third Super Bowl in four years, and on current form they appear unbeatable.

American Football: Patriots favoured to reach Super Bowl

There is a chance that next month's Super Bowl will be an all-Pennsylvania affair, but the bookmakers in Las Vegas and Atlantic City are not betting on it. True, the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to prevail against the Atlanta Falcons, but following the manner of their 20-3 humbling of the Indianapolis Colts last week, few are prepared to bet against the New England Patriots.

American Football: Colts clinch play-off spot as Manning stalks Marino mark

At the start of Sunday's action, only the Philadelphia Eagles were assured of post-season play, but they now have plenty of company following another dramatic weekend. The Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons all claimed play-off berths following important wins.

American Football: Culpepper on course to usurp Marino

With six weeks gone in the regular season, only the New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Jets remain unbeaten.

American football: Pragmatic Patriots secure all-time record for consecutive wins

The New England Patriots secured their place in the annals when they set an all-time record of 19 consecutive victories by defeating the Miami Dolphins 24-10 on Sunday.

American Football: Rice's catching streak comes to an end

During one of the most decorated careers in the game's history, Jerry Rice has set just about every record worth having. The Oakland receiver, who made his name with the San Francisco 49ers, is entering the twilight of his career, but his competitive edge remains as sharp as ever.

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