Nearly three years ago, Tedy Bruschi suffered a stroke that imperiled not just his career but his life. The former University of Arizona star's comeback continues in suburban Phoenix with his fifth Super Bowl appearance.
The New England Patriots will face the resurgent Buffalo Bills on Sunday evening without starting right guard Stephen Neal, who was unexpectedly downgraded to "out" on Saturday night because of a shoulder injury.
In the past, the NFL was reluctant to punish so swiftly, so sternly. Not anymore. Roger Goodell's lengthy suspensions of Pacman Jones and Chris Henry sent a much-needed message to the players, writes Len Pasquarelli.