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Super Bowl LI
The 97th NFL season finally comes to a close this Sunday as the road to the NFL championship ends in NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Super Bowl LI will feature the AFC Champion, the #1 New England Patriots taking on the NFC Champion, the #2 Atlanta Falcons for the ultimate prize, the NFL world championship and the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

This event marks the 50th anniversary year of the first Super Bowl which was played on 15 January 1967.

The New England Patriots make their ninth Super Bowl appearance and are seeking to win their fifth Super Bowl championship having to already won in Super Bowl XXXVI, Super Bowl XXXVIII, Super Bowl XXXIX and Super Bowl XLIX.

The Atlanta Falcons make their second Super Bowl appearance. The last time the Atlanta Falcons were there were in Super Bowl XXXIII when the Falcons lost to the Denver Broncos, 34 to 19 and the Falcons never even lead in the big game.

So, how did they got to Super Bowl LI?

The New England Patriots finished the regular season with a 14-2 record and along with their best record in the AFC East, they have the best record in the NFL this regular season.

When the NFL playoffs began, the AFC Champion Patriots were on a first round bye. In the AFC Divisional Playoffs, the Patriots eliminated the #4 Houston Texans, 34 to 16 and eliminated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.

In the NFC side of the coin, the Falcons were on a first round bye when the playoffs began. In the NFC Divisional Playoffs, the Falcons eliminated the #3 Seattle Seahawks by a score of 36 to 20. And in the NFC Championship Game, the Falcons eliminated the #4 Green Bay Packers, 44 to 21.

The National Anthem will be performed by Luke Ryan and the Super Bowl Halftime Show will be performed by Lady Gaga! The cost of a 30-second commercial will be worth $5.02 million.

The game will be scheduled to be played on Sunday, 5 Febraury 2017 and kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 PM CST (6:30 PM EST). The game will be broadcast on FOX.

Will the Atlanta Falcons will their first ever Super Bowl championship in franchise history or will the New England Patriots go for their fifth Super Bowl championship and deny the Falcons' their NFL championship for a second time in their appearance?

Something has got to give here. You can find out about it on Sunday.

You can read more about Super Bowl LI in this Wikipedia article:

Enjoy the big game!


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