Bill Belichick

2. New England Patriots (8-3)

#Deflategate: What We Know About Patriots’ Balls

Five days after learning that the American Football Conference championship game was played with deflated footballs, here is what we know:

01/23/2015

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.

01/23/2015

Patriots coach Bill Belichick.  (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick ‘Shocked’ By Patriots’ Deflated Football News

Patriots coach Bill Belichick denied any knowledge of his team using deflated footballs in the AFC title.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2015

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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

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)

Belichick, Brady To 6th Super Bowl With 45-7 Rout Of Colts

New England will face Seattle in the Super Bowl.

01/19/2015

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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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Patriots Shouldn’t Underestimate Improved Colts

New England head coach Bill Belichick warns that Indianapolis is now a much better team than a few weeks ago.

01/14/2015

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Patriots Team Grades: Big Plays Overcome Shortcomings In Win Over Ravens

A resilient New England team did what was necessary to beat Baltimore.

01/11/2015

Patriots Shouldn’t Overlook Ravens On Special Teams

Baltimore made its reputation on defense, but its kicking game is also pretty good.

01/07/2015

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Opponent Profile: Patriots Don’t Match Up Well Against Baltimore Ravens

If the Ravens are in the playoffs, chances are good that they’ll go up against the New England Patriots. That’s been the trend set by these two teams in recent years. Round 4 of the postseason battle will begin on Saturday with the victor receiving a ticket to the AFC Championship.

01/06/2015

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Patriots Studs and Duds: New England’s Best And Worst Performers For 2014

Quarterback Tom Brady played well this season, but the Patriots wouldn’t have a 12-4 record without these contributors.

01/01/2015

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Brady’s Restructured Contract Will Save Cash, But Not Cap Room, For Patriots

New England’s star quarterback has given his team a little more flexibility in spending.

12/30/2014

Marc Trestman. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Gabriel: Why The Marc Trestman Hiring Hasn’t Worked

Trestman’s inability to adapt is a fatal coaching flaw.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2014

Patriots coach Bill Belichick.  (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft May Testify In Hernandez Trial

Prosecutors have listed 305 people on their list of those who may testify.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

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CBS Sports’ Tony Gonzalez Talks Broncos vs. Dolphins

Can the Denver Broncos get back to their winning ways or will Miami hang another loss on Manning and company?

11/22/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: History Is Against Marc Trestman

If you’re hoping to compete for a Super Bowl, we can learn a lot from a coach’s first two years.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Patriots coach Bill Belichick.  (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Listen: Spieg & Mannelly’s Belichick Sleeping Aid Lullaby

Who said Bill Belichick’s dull press conferences weren’t good for anything?

CBS Chicago–10/29/2014

Bears returner Chris Williams is tackled by the Patriots on a kick return Sunday. New England won 51-23, dropping Chicago to 3-5. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Gabriel: Bears-Patriots Positives/Negatives

There must be some serious soul-searching by the Bears on their bye week.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2014

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Durkin’s Preview: Bears-Patriots

Heading into Foxboro, the Bears’ season has reached a tipping point.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2014

Tom Brady. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – New England Patriots

The Patriots aren’t as dominant as they’ve been in the past, but they’re still a very dangerous team.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

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