The biggest day on the NFL calendar will finally arrive Sunday as the Atlanta Falcons will hope to finish off their long-awaited championship run against a Patriots team led by a quarterback hoping to make history.
Without further ado, let’s get into this week’s Super Bowl matchup with my thoughts on how the game will go.
Falcons over Patriots
The Falcons certainly seemed like a long shot to be in this position going into the season. While the Falcons offense has certainly been something to fear, their defense has always been looked at as a major flaw.
While their defense is still a bit of an issue sometimes, that unit has been able to make some key plays when it has mattered and the offense has been stellar as ever with the addition of Mohammed Sanu and Tevin Coleman improving an already impressive unit.
The Patriots, meanwhile, were also one of the top-scoring offenses in the NFL this season despite missing quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of the season due to suspension.
The Patriots also allowed the fewest points in the NFL this season, though that statistic is slightly misleading because the Patriots never really played a top defense, especially not one on the level of the Falcons.
Early speculation has this potentially being the highest scoring Super Bowl of all time given the teams involved, but I could also see both defense putting in solid efforts.
This is a game I could see going either way and I would not be surprised to see a Patriots win, but I just don’t know how the Patriots will be able to slow down the Falcons.
The Falcons have five different dangerous weapons on the field at any given moment and you can’t focus on one without opening up another.
I think the Falcons complete their remarkable season by bringing a Super Bowl win to Atlanta for the first time and Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will have to wait at least a little longer for a fifth ring.
Falcons 31, Patriots 27
Conference Championship: 2-0