Super Bowl LI: 10 Important Things To Know About Atlanta Falcons Vs. New England Patriots
By FOX NEWS // January 23, 2017
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(FOX) – Here’s your first look at Super Bowl LI, a hotly anticipated offensive showdown that will hopefully bring the NFL out of its 2016 playoff doldrums.
The New England Patriots will face the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, to be played on Sunday, Feb. 5 in Houston’s NRG Stadium.
Both teams won their respective conference championships in blowout fashion, with the Pats beating the Steelers 36-17 and the Falcons routing the Packers 44-21.
It’s the second time in NFL history that both championship games were decided by 19 points or more. (The last was in 1978.) New England opened as 3-point favorites over Atlanta.
New England was the preseason betting favorite to win the Super Bowl, getting 6-1 odds.
The Falcons had the fifth-worst odds, going off at 80-1.
Among the many, many teams in front of Atlanta: Jacksonville and the Jets. I’ll repeat, Jacksonville and the Jets.
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