The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots face off tomorrow in the 51st ever Super Bowl, the culmination of yet another NFL season. Two of the league’s best quarterbacks will try to lead their teams to victory, while two not-as-good defenses will do what they can to thwart them.
This Super Bowl looks exciting, but comes at the end of a pretty uneventful playoff month. No big upsets or highly exciting games for NFL fans in January. In fact, many postseason games were effectively over at half time, with blowouts all around.
Hopefully we won’t see that on Sunday night. Early indications are favorable, at least. The Patriots are three-point favorites, and both teams have high-powered offenses with beatable defenses — the Falcons are better offensively, while the Patriots have the edge on defense. The Patriots defense isn’t good enough to actually stop Julio Jones, and the Falcons defense is, quite frankly, a bit of a mess.
In other words: all the ingredients for an exciting game. Here’s everything you need to know to watch it.
Super Bowl LI
When: Sunday, Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m. PT
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Chris Myers
Online: FOX Sports Go | Verizon NFL Mobile
Odds: Patriots -3, 58
Halftime show: Lady Gaga
Referee: Carl Cheffers
SB Nation blog: Pat Pulpit | The Falcoholic