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Super Bowl 51’s time, date, and teams are set, but is it a good matchup?

Initial thoughts on the final game of the season.

We’re down to one game. One. Dang. Game. The Falcons beat the crap out of the Packers, and the Patriots did the same to the Steelers, which means it’s Atlanta vs. New England in Super Bowl 51.

In terms of offensive firepower, we’re getting two of the three highest-scoring offenses in the NFL this season. The Falcons have a seemingly unstoppable passing game featuring Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, while the Patriots have some fella named Tom Brady who may or may not be darn good at football quarterbacking.

Personally, while it isn’t the matchup I was hoping for, I think this has the potential to be a really good game. Neither offense has really successfully been contained this year (but don’t forget, the Falcons only scored 15 against the Eagles!), and while the Patriots’ defense is good, I think Atlanta’s offense is diverse enough to beat Matt Patricia’s schemes.

Anyway, here’s a little info on how to watch as we get everything in our sights:

How to watch

Time: Sunday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. ET
Place: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV: Fox
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews
Online: Fox Sports GO

SB Nation blogs: The Falcoholic and Pats Pulpit

And I’m interested in your takes on the game itself. Are you underwhelmed by the matchup? Are you excited about the possibility of 70 combined points in the Super Bowl?

Let us know in the poll below.


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