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A look around SB Nation at the 2017 Super Bowl

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Only three days left, enjoy the final week with a game coming.

From The Falcoholic:

Devonta Freeman, agent make case for “elite” payday less than a week before the Super Bowl - The Falcoholic
The timing isn’t ideal, but he’s not wrong about the case.

How might the Falcons defense try to stop Tom Brady and the Patriots? - The Falcoholic
It’s not as simple as "get to the QB."

With a Super Bowl victory, Atlanta’s offense can stake claim as the best in NFL history - The Falcoholic
Only one team stands in their way.

Breaking: Matt Ryan has always been this way - The Falcoholic
A cool profile sheds light on Matt Ryan’s pre-Falcons day.

From Pats Pulpit:

Super Bowl 2017: Patriots CB Malcolm Butler and Falcons WR Julio Jones say same thing about showdown - Pats Pulpit
It appears that Butler and Jones are sharing talking points.

In quiet season, Danny Amendola’s catches have proven loud - Pats Pulpit
Danny Amendola finished the regular season with just 23 receptions, but many of which arrived in moments of significance.

Super Bowl 51: Falcons not planning on blitzing Patriots QB Tom Brady - Pats Pulpit
The Falcons are going to play their same defense that got them to the Super Bowl.

The key to Tom Brady’s playoff success? The more rookies he faces, the more he dominates - Pats Pulpit
It’s pretty simple. If you are a playoff team starting defensive rookies against Tom Brady, you’re asking for trouble.

DE Chris Long close to increasing career win total by 50% in just 1 year with Patriots - Pats Pulpit
Long did not win a lot with the Rams. One year with the Patriots changes a lot.

Falcons roster breakdown: A young and fast defense - Pats Pulpit
As we wait for the Super Bowl, now is a good time to get better acquainted with the Atlanta Falcons. In the second of a two-part series, we’ll check out their hard-hitting defense.