clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Super Bowl 51: Patriots and Falcons look to light up the Houston night

The Patriots and Falcons will do battle in Super Bowl 51.

NFL: AFC Wild Card-Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Well, no one saw the Atlanta Falcons rolling their way through the NFC into the Super Bowl, but that is what happened.

The same team that absolutely dismantled the Arizona Cardinals in the regular season 38-19, destroyed the Green Bay Packers, in a game that was far too like last years NFC Championship Game, 44-21 over the Green Bay Packers.

In the AFC Championship Game, the New England Patriots had little trouble with the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning going away 36-17.

The early line for the game has the Patriots as a field goal favorite, and the point total is set at 57.5 points, which, seems extremely low right now based on what we saw today and throughout the playoffs.

Hopefully, we get a good, close game, because these playoffs have sucked, with blowouts in all but two of the games all January.

Here’s to Houston.

Super Bowl LI

Sunday, Feb. 5

New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons, 6:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. Arizona Time), FOX