The matchup for Super Bowl LI is set, the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will be traveling to Houston for the February 5th NFL championship game.
The Falcons used a quick start and their fast pace to jump out to an early lead and defeat the Green Bay Packers 44-21. Matt Ryan passed for four touchdowns, two of which were connections to Julio Jones. Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers struggled, and Atlanta rode a 24-0 halftime lead on their way to a victory. This will be the Falcons' second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. Their last appearance came in 1999 against the Denver Broncos,
While the Falcons are fresh blood on the Super Bowl field, the Patriots are anything but newcomers. With their 36-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Patriots earned their ninth Super Bowl trip, becoming the all-time leader in that category. If they win on February 5th, Tom Brady and Bill Belichek would become the winningest Super Bowl combination of player and coach in league history; they currently share four rings as a duo.
While the Patriots will be playing for history, the Falcons will try to start their own legacy. The stakes are high between these two conference champions.
Super Bowl LI will be broadcast on FOX and FOX Sports Go streaming services.