Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons
Jan 22, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) reacts after defeating the Green Bay Packers in the 2017 NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Atlanta won 44-21. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Ryan and his Atlanta Falcons have finally made their way to the Super Bowl. There, they’ll find the familiar AFC’s New England Patriots.

It has finally happened for Matt Ryan.

The solid quarterback who’s never been on the elite level has finally taken that real step to elite legitimacy through bringing his Atlanta Falcons to the Super Bowl — the 2016 Super Bowl to be played on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.

The Dirty Birds realized their fate after demolishing Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers by the final of 44-21 in Atlanta.

The NFC champs are brand new contestants. On the other side, however, we have the vets.

Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 in the AFC championship game to secure his seventh trip to the Super Bowl. He, along with Bill Belichick, will be looking for their fifth ring.

The teams are set. The only question remains, “Who will receive that Vince Lombardi Trophy from Roger Goodell in two weeks?”

Will it be Ryan with a fresh-faced smile on his face of Brady with a grin of vengeance from ear-to-ear?

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