Vikings
February 8
Bucs quarterback Tom Brady celebrated one of his three touchdown passes in the Super Bowl win over the Chiefs.

How Brady's 'fast-twitch' brain led the Bucs to a championship

On the NFL: After a slow start, the 43-year-old quarterback found his rhythm in a balanced game plan to earn a seventh Super Bowl ring.
Vikings
February 8
Klint Kubiak, left, with Kirk Cousins at practice in September.

Vikings will promote Klint Kubiak to offensive coordinator, sources say

The former quarterbacks coach replaces his father Gary, who retired last month, and will be the team's sixth play-caller in seven seasons.
Gophers
February 8
Tyler Johnson celebrated the Buccaneers’ victory at the end of NFL Super Bowl LV on Sunday in Tampa, Fla. The Bucs defeated the Chiefs 31-9.

Scoggins: Super Bowl champ Johnson celebrated on sweet day in north Minneapolis

Buccaneers rookie receiver and former Gophers star Tyler Johnson added another chapter to his story, one we should keep repeating for all ears (especially the young ones) to hear.
Vikings
February 8
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw a pass while in the grasp of Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett during the second half of Super Bo

Souhan: Mahomes still has Brady as the measuring stick for greatness

After Sunday's loss, Patrick Mahomes would need to win six more Super Bowls to tie Tom Brady, the only quarterback to have ever won more than four.
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February 8
Security tries to grab a fan on the field during the second half of the Super Bowl.

As not seen on TV: Kevin Harlan's call of fan on the Super Bowl field

The original Timberwolves play-by-play voice gave fans listening on the radio this account of the fan who ran on the field in the fourth quarter.
Vikings
February 8
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87), left, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrate together after winning the Sup

Brady, Buccaneers defense dominate Kansas City in 31-9 Super Bowl victory

Tom Brady, the greatest of all-time, beat the Patrick Mahomes, the greatest of this time, with a ton of help from one of the grandest team defensive performances in Super Bowl history.
Sports
February 8

Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers thumped the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 to win Super Bowl LV on Sunday, earning quarterback Tom Brady his seventh championship ring.
Sports
February 7

Tom Brady's Super Bowl greatness, by the numbers

Here's Tom Brady's new and improved Super Bowl numbers after the Buccaneers' 31-9 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday:
Sports
February 7
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Monday's Daily Delivery podcast: Our Super Bowl follow-up

On Monday's podcast, Michael Rand expects to be joined by Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan as well as former St. John's quarterback Tom Linnemann as they break down everything big and small that happened in the Super Bowl.
February 7
Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes

Super Bowl quarterbacks turn coaches' innovation into execution

Kansas City and Tampa Bay's commitment to the quarterbacks begins in the simplest way possible: the frequency with which they put the game in those players' hands.
Vikings
February 7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Joe Haeg.

Reusse: Stolski on Haeg, Nanne on McCoy, and a few books

Here's reading material for Super Sunday, and beyond.
Sports
February 7
Longtime Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham landed on the open market and went from backup to starter on the Vikings’ 1998 team that went 15-1.

Souhan: Freedom of quarterback movement can be fascinating; why limit it?

Many teams wanting to change quarterbacks may have to wait until the salary cap hit on their quarterback is reduced in a year or two. Who does this system benefit?
Sports
February 7
Super Bowl coaches Reid, Arians are cut from the same cloth

Super Bowl coaches Reid, Arians are cut from the same cloth

Andy Reid and Bruce Arians are in control but not controlling. Patient, yet aggressive. Teachers, not screamers. Leaders who are comfortable in their own wrinkled skin.
Vikings
February 6

Packers' Aaron Rodgers wins third NFL MVP award

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named NFL Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press for the third time in his career on Saturday night.
Vikings
February 6

Mark Craig's NFL honors and All-Pro ballot

The Associated Press' 50-member NFL honors and All-Pro selection committee includes the Star Tribune's Mark Craig.
Sports
February 6
Vikings defensive end celebrated after sacking Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers in a 2009 game.

Former Vikings defensive end Allen falls well short of NFL Hall of Fame vote

Pass-rushing standout Jared Allen was eliminated in January's first round of cuts. Five modern-era players made it, including Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson.
Vikings
February 6
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes after the Chiefs defeated the 49ers in last year’s Super Bowl.

Mark Craig's Super Bowl preview and prediction: Tampa Bay vs. Kansas City

Will Kansas City win back-to-back titles? Or will Tom Brady win his seventh championship at 43? And what impact could be made by the former Gophers in the game?
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February 6
Alabama defensive backs coach Karl Scott.

Vikings expected to hire Alabama's Karl Scott as DB coach

Scott, who'd worked for Nick Saban the past three years, would replace Daronte Jones.
Vikings
February 6
The Weeknd will highlight Sunday’s halftime show.

Super Bowl LV at a glance

The EssentialsThe teams: The Chiefs (16-2) are trying to become the ninth team to win back-to-back Super Bowls and the first since the Patriots in…
Sports
February 5
Tyreek Hill was unstoppable against Tampa Bay in late November. The speedy Kansas City star caught 13 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns in the

Buccaneers defense looking to limit 'money plays' by Tyreek Hill, Chiefs

The Kansas City receiver lit up Tampa Bay cornerback Carlton Davis in a Week 12 matchup.