It can't get any easier than this. Here are the three things each team needs to do to get to the Super Bowl, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Several teams are counting on the recoveries of injured players to turn their fortunes around in '05.
The Patriots are expected to bolster their depleted CB corps on Thursday, as the Super Bowl champs have agreed in principle to a trade that will bring them veteran Duane Starks from Arizona.
Cornerback Ty Law insisted Thursday that he wants to finish his career with the New England Patriots but acknowledged that salary cap concerns could scuttle those plans.
In a somewhat surprising roster move, the Pats on Friday placed starting right cornerback Tyrone Poole on injured reserve, ending his season.
Bill Belichick knows that for the Patriots to make history, they have to forget about last season's Super Bowl championship.
Not surprisingly, the Super Bowl champion Patriots have a few of the deepest units throughout the league.
Back for a third time, and seeking a second Super Bowl ring, unrestricted free agent cornerback Terrell Buckley has reached an agreement with the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on a one-year contract.
New England has most of its players coming back as it seeks back-to-back titles.
The running of Antowain Smith and defense of Rodney Harrison are among the reasons New England will beat Carolina.
Opponents who played both the Panthers and Patriots in the regular season break down the Super Bowl foes.
The Patriots' secondary has spent the season pummeling receivers and beating them into submission.
Key newcomers Stephen Davis and Rodney Harrison are expected to butt heads often on Super Bowl Sunday.
Here is a look at the payrolls of Carolina and New England, with players listed according to total 2003 compensation.
The Panthers' and Patriots' rosters are filled with impact players not commanding high salaries this season.
While his future with the Pats in 2004 is uncertain, CB Ty Law prefers to focus on another Super Bowl berth.