Super Bowl 51: the Ultimate revenge of Brady or first for Falcons

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Super Bowl 51: the Ultimate revenge of Brady or first for Falcons

New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, compete in the night of Sunday to Monday in order to profit in the 51st Super Bowl, the annual final of the American football league NFL. As usually, the focus is on the quarterbacks; Patriots legend Tom Brady is going for a record, and Falcons-aanvalsleider Matt Ryan for a first.

Any award of the Patriots be the high point of two years of frustration in all of New England. Because how perfect would the world be if Roger Goodell, the boss of the NFL, the Vince Lombardi Trophy to give to Tom Brady?

It was Goodell that made sure that Brady – the star and hero of the Patriots – at the beginning of the current NFL season, a suspension from four games to sit out.

The 39-year-old quarterback, after a lingering case will still be punished for his role in what ‘Deflategate’ is going to be called. He would be two years ago in the conference final against the Indianapolis Colts (45-7 victory) know of have had that two members of the Patriots air from different wedstrijdballen had to walk to under the legal limit.

Brady has always denied it, and Goodell is by Deflategate and away the most hated man in the northeastern states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

“But it would not be difficult if I have the trophy to hand over to Tom Brady,” said Goodell last week. “Tom is one of the best footballers of all time, so it would be an honor.”

The last ten winners of the Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50: The Denver Broncos-Carolina Panthers: 24-10.

Super Bowl spectator xlix: New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks: 24-10.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks-Denver Broncos: 43-8.

Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens-San Francisco 49er: 34-31.

Super Bowl LASERS: New York Giants-New England Patriots: 21-17

Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers-Pittsburgh Steelers: 31-25.

Super Bowl XLIV: New Orleans Saints-Indianapolis Colts: 31-17.

Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers-Arizona Cardinals: 27-23.

Super Bowl XLII: New York Giants-New England Patriots: 17-14.

Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts-Chicago Bears: 29-17.

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New England Patriots is the metronome of the NFL and Brady is already sixteen years old the man who is the rhythm indicates.

In a league where since 2000 – the debut year of Brady in the NFL for ten different teams in the title have won, and seventeen of the 32 clubs in the Super Bowl have been, is not a team as consistently good as the Patriots.

The team of the 64-year-old Bill Belichick, since 2000, the head coach of New England, Sunday, for the seventh time this century in the Super Bowl. The Patriots won the best-viewed annual sporting event in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2015.

Brady was in all those years a key player and this season he was still one of the best players in the NFL. His eternal rival Peyton Manning closed the last season of his legendary career with a Super Bowl victory with the Denver Broncos, but he was not a ghost, more of itself. Brady recorded this season at age 39 statistically one of the best years of his career.

With a victory Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston may Brady is the quarterback with the most Super Bowl titles of all time. He would also Charles Haley match, the only player who the NFL finals five times won.


The Falcons are chasing just their first championship. The team from Atlanta has been playing since 1966 in the NFL, but it was only one time previously in the Super Bowl. Eighteen years ago Denver Broncos – with the Dutchman Harald Hasselbach in the ranks – with 34-19 too strong.

The team of head coach Dan Quinn, who in 2014 as an assistant, the Super Bowl won by Seattle Seahawks, owes its second finalist especially on the attack. With, on average, at 33.8 points per game were the Falcons by far the most productive in the regular season.

Matt Ryan is the only quarterback who can say that he is statistically a better season shot Brady. His passer rating, in which different statistics of a quarterback can be combined to a single number, with 117.1, the highest in the NFL. Brady was the number two on that list (112.2).

Highest combined passer rating by opposing Super Bowl QBs… EVER. #SB51


Time of placing
13:30 – 04 February 2017


The 31-year-old Ryan since his entrance into the NFL in 2008 as the third pick in the annual draft, ” in which clubs can turn players may choose from American universities, as a very talented quarterback, but his ultimate breakthrough on the biggest stage – the playoffs – they still lacked.

This season everything falls at his place. Ryan followed his very good regular season with a starring role in the clear play-offzeges at Seattle Seahawks (36-20) and Green Bay Packers (44-21).

Ryan was good for seven scores (or’touchdowns’) in those two contests and he also shows against New England, the Falcons have a good chance of the at the bookmakers light favorite Patriots to beat.

The kick-off of Super Bowl 51 is in the night from Sunday to Monday just after 00.30 hours Dutch time.



Time of placing
13:01 – 03 February 2017

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