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Patriots win; did Seahawks blow it?

The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, but it was no easy feat. The Seattle Seahawks led 24-14 in the fourth quarter, then had a second-and-goal at the 1-yard line trailing 28-24. But a questionable play call -- pass instead of run -- kept the defending champs from repeating. What do you make of the big game?

  • Would Marshawn Lynch have scored the go-ahead TD if given three chances from the 1-yard line?

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  • Which statement better reflects how you feel about Super Bowl XLIX?

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  • Where does XLIX rank among the best Super Bowls you've ever seen?

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  • Where does Tom Brady rank among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history?

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  • Where does Bill Belichick rank among the best coaches in NFL history?

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  • Which team is more likely to return to the Super Bowl next season?

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Patriots or Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX?

Super Bowl XLIX is just days away, and so-called "Deflategate" still is dominating the talk surrounding the game. No matter what, though, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will square off Sunday in Glendale, Arizona, with each team attempting to add to its legacy. The Seahawks are aiming for the first NFL repeat since ... New England, which won its second and third titles under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady in 2003 and 2004. Will it happen again, or will the legendary coach/QB combo get its elusive fourth ring?

Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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  • Which team are you rooting for to win the Super Bowl?

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  • Is Russell Wilson an elite quarterback?

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  • Which unit is better?

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  • Who is the better coach?

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  • If the Patriots win the Super Bowl, will you look at their championship differently because of the underinflated footballs situation?

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  • If Tom Brady wins another Super Bowl, where will he rank among the best quarterbacks of all time?

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Shortly after Bill Belichick and Tom Brady denied any knowledge of the New England Patriots' underinflated footballs from the AFC Championship Game, we asked SportsNation: Do you believe the coach and the quarterback?

The early response:

However, this poll was placed primarily on ESPNBoston.com, meaning only a few cynics from Nebraska could overcome the wave of support from the Patriots' national following.

When the poll went wide, though? Things changed everywhere ... except one certain region of the country.

Haven't voted yet? Now's your chance -- no matter where you are.

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Three unbeatens left in NFL

We're three whole weeks into the 2014 NFL season, and only three teams haven't lost. The final unbeatens: Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles, all winning teams from 2013, but none exactly thought to be sure-fire contenders before the season. On the other end, a host of playoff teams from last season are just 1-2. What do you make of it all?

Which 3-0 team is most for real?

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  • The Bengals (at NE on Oct. 5), Cardinals (at DEN on Oct. 5) and Eagles (at SF next Sunday) are 3-0. How many teams will make it to 4-0?

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  • Are the Bengals (3-0) legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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  • Will the Cardinals (3-0) make the playoffs?

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  • If you were an Eagles fan, how would you feel about the team's 3-0 start despite trailing by 10-plus points in each game?

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  • Which of these 1-2 teams has been most disappointing?

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  • Which team from last season's Super Bowl is more likely to return this season?

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NFL Week 2 questions

The NFL's second week has come and gone, and both Washingtons made big news. The D.C. version saw its team lose quarterback Robert Griffin III to an ankle injury -- but win in big fashion anyway behind Kirk Cousins. The team from the state of Washington, meanwhile, was stunned in a 30-21 loss to the Chargers, with cornerback Richard Sherman being called out by San Diego players. What do you make of the week's major storylines?

  • Which of these was the most surprising outcome of Week 2?

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  • Which of these 2-0 teams is most for real?

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  • Which of these 0-2 teams has been most disappointing?

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  • Is Andrew Luck an elite quarterback?

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  • When both are healthy, who should be Washington's starting quarterback?

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  • What is Robert Griffin III's NFL future?

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  • Some Chargers suggested Richard Sherman was "exposed" as a cornerback during Sunday's 30-21 Seahawks loss. Was he?

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  • How worried should Seahawks fans be about their team giving up 30 points to the Chargers on Sunday?

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  • Should the Giants bench Eli Manning?

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  • Which game is more indicative of the Cowboys this season?

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  • Will the Lions (1-1) make the playoffs?

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  • Are the Panthers (2-0) legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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  • How worried should Saints fans be about their 0-2 start?

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  • The Saints were the overwhelming preseason favorites in the NFC South. Has their 0-2 start and the Panthers' 2-0 start changed your opinion on who will win the division?

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  • What do you make of the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Steelers on Thursday night?

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  • Is Steve Smith still an elite receiver?

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