We’ve made it to the official end of the 2016 NFL season. Super Bowl LI caps off the last game-action professional football until August.
Tonight, the Atlanta Falcons go for their first ever championship in franchise history led by MVP quarterback and Offensive Player of the Year, Matt Ryan. Atlanta’s blistering record-setting offense and speedy defense has them at this point and will be the primary factors if they should win.
This is a franchise with the third lowest winning percentage in league history. A title here would no doubt be a big boon to the organization and city of Atlanta. A title here would serve as proof of what the Falcons have built under Ryan and head coach Dan Quinn.
On the other side, you almost have no words to discuss the sustained dominance of the New England Patriots in the past 16 years. Playing in now their seventh Super Bowl within that time frame, we might be witnessing the greatest dynasty in league history. No one makes it look as easy as the Patriots do. The league’s number one scoring defense coupled with a quarterback who hasn't missed a beat are why New England is playing this evening.
A fifth title under mastermind head Bill Belichick and perhaps the quarterback of all time in Tom Brady, would only further serve to solidify their legacy.
Of entertainment notes, Lady Gaga is set to the perform the game’s halftime show. Meanwhile, Luke Bryan will sing the national anthem.
All of these storylines of a potential classic, factors, and more come to a head tonight at 5:30 p.m. CT.
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