Patriots vs Falcons Set For Super Bowl 51 – The New England Patriots ousted the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 while the Atlanta Falcons took out the previously surging Green Bay Packers 44-21 in a pair of games that saw the home teams win by wide margins.
The Falcons burst the Packers bubble to make the Super Bowl, and QB Matt Ryan seemed to solidify his case for league MVP by outgunning the Packers and getting out in front far enough that Aaron Rodgers and company were never really in the game. Thus ended the Packers dream, along with the dreams of other would be contenders the Raiders, Cowboys and Lions that all fizzled out for one reason or another. The only dreamers left heading into Super Bowl 51 are the Falcons.
Not the Patriots, they expect to be here. After knocking on the door last year only to be ousted by Peyton Manning and the Broncos, there is the feeling that this Patriot team does not want to let another opportunity at a ring to slip by.
This game is about legacy for the Patriots and Ton Brady, who is now the oldest starting QB in the NFL. The early money line is not as wide in the Patriots favor as perhaps some expected, but it is important to remember that for all the Patriots excellence over the years they are 4-4 in Super Bowl games which means that they have come away empty four times in the past. Matt Ryan is going to have to keep doing what he has been doing all season. Whether lucky or good, Ryan has one more game to go in 2016 to end this season with a bang.
Patriots vs Falcons Set For Super Bowl 51
NFL Football Spread Money Line Total Points Team Total Points
New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons – Super Bowl LI
New England Patriots -3 -110 / -160 / o58½ -110 / o30½ -110 u30½ -110
Atlanta Falcons +3 -110 / +140 / u58½ -110 / o27½ -120 u27½ +100
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