Super Bowl 2017: New England Patriots to meet Atlanta Falcons

Posted on January 23, 2017 12:25 am

New England Patriots will face Atlanta Falcons in 2017 Super Bowl to be held at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas.This is after New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 in the American Football Conference Championship few moments ago to book their place in the Super Bowl.NFC champions Atlanta Falcons beat the Green Bay Packers 44-21 earlier on. Your blogger’s appetite for this sport is unquestionable over the years and this time is no different.Undoubtedly, the celebrations are still going on in Atlanta, after that Atlanta Falcons convincing win at home over the Green Bay Packers. Its good to remember that Atlanta Falcons have never won a Super Bowl but having watched them they will certainly enter in Houston showdown with odds of winning if they replicate their performance in Texas.According to records, Pittsburgh were aiming to become the first team to make a ninth Super Bowl appearance. New England, led by quarterback Tom Brady, will be making a National Football League record ninth appearance in the Super Bowl, looking for their fifth championship overall.In post game interview, Brady said “We won a lot of different ways under a lot of different circumstances.” “Mental toughness is what it is all about and this team has got it. We’ll see if we can write the perfect ending.” Playing in his 11th conference title game, Brady completed 32 of 42 passes for 384 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, including first-half scoring strikes of 34 and 16 yards to Hogan. The 39-year-old Brady has now also tied Hall of Famer Joe Montana’s record with a ninth three TD postseason game.Statistics shows that New England has won nine consecutive games and hasn’t even trailed since November 27.

NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas where Atlanta Falcons will meet New England Patriots
NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas where Atlanta Falcons will meet New England Patriots

I must admit that watching Matt Ryan inspire Atlanta Falcons was a beauty and saw no way for Green Bay Packers coming out with a win.And my view is backed by facts.Atlanta Falcons has won its past six in a row, scoring at least 33 points in each.Also, Atlanta Falcons led 24-0 at halftime and put the game away on their second offensive snap of the second half, a play that proved receiver Julio Jones who had nine catches for 180 yards remarkable skills aren’t temporary. At one point Jones run down the middle of the field on the way to a 73 yard touchdown.He was quoted after the match saying “I didn’t practice that much throughout the week but today I came out and gave it all I had.”As one of the best quarterbacks I have watched this season, Matt Ryan no doubt has underlined his worthiness as a favourite for National Football League most valuable player thanks to him throwing for four touchdowns and running for another.It was Atlanta Falcons last game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and their first Super Bowl since 1999 and a chance to claim the franchise’s first NFL championship. After the game, Matt Ryan said in an interview that “We just kept battling the entire four quarters.” “You never know how these games are going to shake out, you expect to come down to the last play or two. I’m just really excited about two weeks from now.” New England are early three-point favourites heading to face Atlanta in two weeks in Houston, seeking their fifth NFL title with Tom Brady at quarterback.Now my attention shifts to Houston in two weeks time with Super Bowl 2017 start time expected to be 6:30 p.m. Eastern American Time. Officially known as NFL Super Bow LI, Super Bowl 2017 will see halftime show performances by Lady Gaga for the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Halftime Show. This will be Lady Gaga’s second time performing on the Super Bowl stage, after having sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 last February.

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