In just his second season ever as a head coach, Dan Quinn has led his team to a Super Bowl and despite coming up through the ranks on the luster of his defensive accomplishments, the Falcons have a chance to compete for the Lombardi Trophy largely because of their league-leading offense.
The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots are set to meet in Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on February 5. The Falcons entered the season as a long shot to make it this far, as books didn't expect much from Matt Ryan and company after they went a combined 18-30 in the previous three seasons. The Patriots have basically been the favorites to hoist the Lombardi Trophy since Super Bowl 50 ended. Take a look at the timeline of odds for these two teams to see how books have adjusted throughout the year.
Update: Despite taking his sweet time out of the gate, Luke Bryan went UNDER the proposed time of 2:09 with his 2-minute and 4-second rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner.
From Barry Manilow to Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks to Renee Fleming, over the years the Star-Spangled Banner has been performed at the Super Bowl by a wide range of artists covering all musical genres.
Update: Gatorade was not used in the New England Patriots' overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
It reportedly started spontaneously. Following a 37-13 win over Washington midway through the 1984 NFL season, New York Giants DT Jim Burt, unhappy with his reduced playing time and harsh treatment in practice, exacted his revenge on Giants coach Bill Parcells by dumping a cooler of Gatorade on him, and the Gatorade shower was born.
The Super Bowl isn't just the biggest sports spectacle of the year, it's also the pinnacle of sports betting. With the New England Patriots set to collide with the Atlanta Falcons in Houston on February 5, oddsmakers are busy compiling a wide list of props for the prime-time showdown.
If you're looking to get in on some player props, BetOnline has you covered. The shop is offering a wide variety of offensive props for the big game with odds on the outcome of every player on both teams.
Este domingo en la ciudad de Houston, Texas, los New England Patriots y Atlanta Falcons serán protagonistas de la edición numero 51 del Súper Tazón de la NFL. Actualmente, la casa de apuestas da Bovada tiene a los New England Patriots como favoritos para ganar el Super Bowl con una cuota de -150, mientras que los Atlanta Falcons aparecen como underdogs con cuota de +130. En apuestas a margen de victoria (puntos point spread), Bovada tiene a los New England Patriots como favoritos por un puntaje de 3 puntos.
The Atlanta Falcons offense has been nearly unstoppable all season long. The Dirty Birds led the NFL in points by a wide margin while also sitting second in total yardage (by just 20 yards). This explosive offense ultimately saw Matt Ryan, Devonta Freeman and Julio Jones all voted to the Pro Bowl.
However, could this trio of Pro Bowlers actually doom the Falcons in Super Bowl 51?
The New England Patriots have faced a QB-RB-WR trio of Pro Bowlers in the playoffs six times during the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era. The Patriots won each of those six games.
There is no possible way a human being can dig through the hundreds of prop bets for Super Bowl 51 to uncover every possible edge. That’s why we have a full team of people and they have uncovered one of the sneakiest props you can bet on February 5.
You can get the Atlanta Falcons to score first at -105. Though this prop can seem highly dependent on the 50/50 coin flip to some, there are numbers to confirm backing Matt Ryan and company is the informed decision.
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