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Added January 27th, 2017 by Ian
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Atlanta Falcons vs New England Patriots 2017- Super Bowl 51

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will square off against each other at the Super Bowl down at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday, Feb. 5th. Atlanta captured the NFC crown this year with home playoff wins over the Seattle Seahawks (36-20) and the Green Bay Packers (44-21). They went 11-5 during the regular season to win the NFC South Division. The Patriots went a league-best 14-2 during the campaign to take the AFC East. They then recorded home playoff victories over the Houston Texans (34-16) and Pittsburgh Steelers (36-17) to win the AFC title.

New England’s overall record against Atlanta stands at 7-6 with all 13 games coming in regular-season play. They’re 4-2 both straight up and against the spread in their past six meetings. Their last encounter was in September of 2013 with New England winning 23-20 in Atlanta. New England is favoured to win the Super Bowl by three points with most bookmakers. The Falcons have gone 13-5 this season including the playoffs and are 12-6 against the spread. The Patriots have gone 16-2 and are 15-3 against the spread this campaign including the postseason.

 
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