AFC/NFC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Pats’ Roberts, Rams’ Phillips going back to Super Bowl
DeMarcus Ware — whom Phillips mentored as Dallas Cowboys head coach — Von Miller and Danny Trevathan were the linebackers on a 2015 Denver Broncos team that beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in the Feb. 7, 2016, Super Bowl 50. Cornerback Aqib Talib was among the defensive backs who made up the Broncos’ “No Fly Zone” secondary.
Talib and Phillips headed west to Santa Clara, California, to beat the Panthers. Now, with a defensive line that features 2017 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald and former Heisman Trophy finalist Ndamukong Suh, they’re heading east to Atlanta for Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3.