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Falcons, Patriots to Face Off in Super Bowl LI

It's official: The Atlanta Falcons will take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

Hours after Atlanta took down Green Bay at the Georgia Dome, New England punched its ticket to Houston by beating Pittsburgh in convincing fashion.

Like the NFC Championship Game, this Super Bowl will feature two of the best offenses in football. Atlanta finished the regular season first in the NFL in points and second in yards, while the Patriots ranked third and fourth in those categories, respectively.

Leading those offenses are two of the sport's premier quarterbacks. Matt Ryan has had an MVP-caliber season, and with two stellar outings in the playoffs thus far, he's elevated his game when it matters most. New England, of course, is led by Tom Brady, a future Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl champion.

Each defense has been playing well, too. The Falcons, with a lot of youth and speed, have allowed 21 or fewer points in six of eight games since their November bye week. The Patriots surrendered the fewest points of any team during the regular season (15.6 per game).

With the two hottest teams set to face off at NRG Stadium, the 51st battle for the Lombardi Trophy figures to be one for the ages.

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