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Richard Seymour again falls short of Pro Football Hall of Fame

Richard Seymour will have to wait at least one more year to achieve football immortality in Canton, Ohio.



a baseball player holding a bat: Richard Seymour, who spent eight of his 12 NFL seasons with the Patriots, was a seven-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro.


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Richard Seymour, who spent eight of his 12 NFL seasons with the Patriots, was a seven-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro.

For the third straight year, Seymour did not garner enough support to jump from Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist to enshrinee, failing to join the 2021 class headlined by Peyton Manning.

Joining Manning in the eight-person class are wide receiver and fellow first-time eligible Calvin Johnson, longtime Steelers guard Alan Faneca, safety John Lynch, Dallas wide receiver Drew Pearson, defensive back Charles Woodson, multi-time Super Bowl-winning coach Tom Flores, and writer/scout Bill Nunn.

New England’s first-round pick in 2001, Seymour played eight seasons as a Patriot — when he won three Super Bowls and earned three All-Pro nods — and a final four in Oakland. Seymour

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Charles Woodson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021, Russell Wilson named Walter Payton Man of the Year

Former Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson became the first member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Saturday night.

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The Heisman Trophy winner from Michigan was announced early in the NFL Honors show on CBS. 

Woodson played in 254 games over 18 seasons, making sudden impact as the defensive rookie of the year for the Packers.   

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His 65 interceptions is tied for fifth in league history and includes at least one in each of his pro seasons. He led the NFL in interceptions twice, with nine in 2009 and seven in 2011.



Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson after playing his final home in 2015


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Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson after playing his final home in

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Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Calvin Johnson among 8 elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Quarterback Peyton Manning added the last, and perhaps only, missing entry to his NFL résumé Saturday night when he was named as one of eight new enshrinees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Manning, who was in his first year of eligibility, played on two Super Bowl-winning teams, was a five-time MVP, a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, a former Offensive Rookie of the Year and Comeback Player of the Year.

Joining Manning from the modern-era finalists in the Hall’s Class of 2021 will be former Raiders and Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, current San Francisco 49ers general manager and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos defensive back John Lynch, and former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca.

Manning, Woodson and Johnson were all in their first year of eligibility. They combined for 29 Pro Bowl selections and

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How to win at football squares, top numbers to target

The Super Bowl offers plenty of opportunities to make wagers, from picking the winner of Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a slew of 2021 Super Bowl prop bets. One of the simplest ways to dip a toe into the Super Bowl LV betting pool is Super Bowl squares.



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If you’ve been to a Super Bowl-watching party, you’ve probably noticed Super Bowl squares sheets come out as the end of a quarter approaches. The payoffs can vary depending on the pool and, with a little luck and a bit of skill, can be quite profitable, even for the uninitiated.

Setting up Super Bowl squares is easy. The organizer draws up a grid of 100 blank squares featuring 10 columns by 10 rows. Either the Chiefs or Buccaneers will be assigned the column, while the other team is

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