America Shifts Attention to Superbowl LI

Joe Robinson

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February 5, 2017 – On this date, the highly anticipated Super Bowl game, held in Houston, Texas, puts the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots head to head in a winner take all game. Great food and drinks, friends, a game that features the two best teams from each conference in the NFL, and heck, even the commercials are good! Whether you enjoy football or not, Super Bowl Sunday has a lot of fun things to offer, making it hold a special place in most American hearts!
Coming into the game, New England (14-2) has a 55.6% chance to beat Atlanta (11-5) according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. While the odds are against the Falcons, they come into the game red hot, winners of their last six games. As for New England, being red hot would be an understatement. They come into Sunday’s game notching nine straight wins and have every intention of making it ten!
One if not the biggest story going into Sunday is the match up between the two quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Matt Ryan. Brady is making his seventh super bowl appearance and is looking to get his fifth Super Bowl ring while Ryan is making his first ever appearance. Matt Ryan has not had the past success Brady has had, but this year he has thrown for an eye opening 4944 yards, 38 touchdowns, and only 7 interceptions. With these statistics, Ryan seems to be the front runner for one of the NFL’s most prestigious awards, MVP. Brady, who was suspended for the first four games of this year’s season, also put up some great numbers throwing for 3554 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.
Injuries are always a huge factor when it comes down to the end of the season. Things seem to be looking up for Atlanta’s star receiver Julio Jones who has been participating in practice the whole week with a foot sprain and is expected to play. As for their Pro Bowl Center Alex Mack and veteran pass rusher Dwight Freeney, not much news has been shed and they are both questionable for Sunday’s game. For New England’s offense, tight end Martellus Bennet and receivers Chris Hogan and Alan Branch are all expected to play, but could be limited because of injury.
Will Atlanta capture its first Super Bowl win or will New England get its fifth title? The only way to find out is to tune into Fox this Sunday at 5:30 P.M. Central Time!

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America Shifts Attention to Superbowl LI