Super Bowl or Bust: Winning Hinges on Minutiae

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Sunday is the day that fates are sealed and legacies determined. Teams that make the Super Bowl live forever in the football narrative; teams that do not are forever perceived as inadequate, if they are remembered at all. Sometimes it’s fair, more often it’s not, and the difference between fame and infamy often comes down to something tiny: a defensive coordinator making an adjustment, a young quarterback doing something unprecedented, a veteran receiver catching a pass that another veteran receiver might have dropped.



Sometimes destiny is preordained, sometimes it is just a bunch of stuff that happens, but either way, Lowdown is your Championship Week chronicle.

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