Teams: New England Patriots (14-2) vs. Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
Location: NRG Stadium- Houston, Texas
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Broadcast: TV-FOX & streaming live on FOX.com Radio-Detroit AM 1270 or local Westwood One affiliate, TuneIn Radio’s Premium NFL station, SiriusXM Radio
Line: -3 Patriots
The 51st Super Bowl will see the high powered offense of the Atlanta Falcons go up against the dynamic duo of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. The Falcons come into Houston with an offense that touts one of the deepest talent pools in Super Bowl history with a roster that includes Devonta Freeman, Taylor Gabriel, Tevin Coleman, Julio Jones, Matt Ryan, and Mohamed Sanu. Matt Ryan, in particular, saw a career rejuvenation in 2016 with other 4900 yards passing and 38 touchdown passes. He has led the Falcons offense to rank 3rd in the NFL in average passing yards per game, 5th in rushing yards per game thanks to Coleman and Freeman, and first in points scored per game at 33.8.
New England, on the other hand, rides the steady arm of Tom Brady and a stout defense that has been commented on excessively this postseason. While Brady has been his prototypical self in 2016, the emergence of LeGarrette Blount has done wonders for New England. The Patriots are riding a nine-game winning streak into Houston where the defense has given up one 20+ point game and held their opponents to an average of 13.3 points per game during that stretch. It seems that best will play against best when Atlanta has the ball at NRG Stadium.
DSN Crew Game and MVP Predictions:
Game Predictions & MVP vote
Carl Poposki – New England 27 Atlanta 24 MVP- Tom Brady
Joseph Bernhardt – Atlanta 27 New England 21 MVP- Matt Ryan
Jeff Deacon – Atlanta 31 New England 27 MVP- Matt Ryan
Don Drysdale – Atlanta 27 New England 24 MVP- Matt Ryan
AJ Reilly – Atlanta 31 New England 28 MVP- Julio Jones
Keith Thayer – New England 24 Atlanta 17 MVP- Tom Brady
Julius Porter – New England 38 Atlanta 20 MVP- LeGarrette Blount
Alex Muller – Atlanta 24 New England 21 MVP-Matt Ryan
Jeff Bilbrey – Atlanta 35 New England 28 MVP – Matt Ryan
D. Dylan Bair – Atlanta 34 New England 24 MVP-Vic Beasley Jr.
Logan Lamorandier – Atlanta 30 New England 24 MVP- Matt Ryan
Ryan Griffin – Atlanta 45 New England 30 MVP – Matt Ryan
Ky Carlin – New England 27 Atlanta 24 MVP – Tom Brady