Super Bowl 51 will throw the freshness of Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons against Tom Brady‘s New England Patriots striving for immortality.

  • New England Patriots (16-2)
  • Atlanta Falcons (13-5)
  • Super Bowl 51, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. ET, FOX
  • NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
It’s here in all its glory. It’s here in the form of Houston, a Super Bowl that instantly becomes “bigger” thanks in part to the association with the state’s slogan.  

That’s just the idea of the event. When it comes to the actual game, it’s anybody’s best guess what will transpire.

The two participants couldn’t be more contrasting.

The New England Patriots come in as the bulls, the historians who’ve been there, done that in more ways than one. They come in looking for a fifth Lombardy trophy, one that’ll break the four-way tie with the likes of Chuck Noll‘s Pittsburgh Steelers and Joe Montana‘s San Francisco 49ers.

The Atlanta Falcons come in as the fresh face, the new kids on the block who’d love to knock off the vets and represent a new powerhouse in the NFL. Matt Ryan, the veteran QB who’s always possessed talent yet could never reach that mountaintop, finally feels the moment.

Two completely different storylines, one game.

Here’s ESNY’s official Super Bowl 51 preview:

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