The Super Bowl is upon us and as the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots are less than 2 days away from the kick off of the 51st Super Bowl, we at GSBC Bleacher Report are ready to give our full in depth prediction on how the Gridiron Classic will go down!
The New England Patriots are appearing in their 9th Super Bowl in franchise history. The Patriots record is 4-4 and a win at Super Bowl 51 would tie Dallas and San Francisco for 2nd all time! The franchise who has the most Super Bowl wins is the Pittsburgh Steelers with 6! Despite Tom Brady sitting out the first 4 games due to a ludicrous suspension, the Patriots finished the season 14-2 and won their 19th AFL/AFC East divisional banner! The Patriots have appeared in the playoffs 24 times.
The Atlanta Falcons are appearing in their 2nd Super Bowl in franchise history. The Falcons record is 0-1 with the loss coming to the hands of John Elway and the Denver Broncos in 1998’s Super Bowl 33! The Falcons feature the NFL’s best offense and a defense that isn’t too shabby themselves! The Falcons finished 11-5 and won their 4th NFC South divisional title. The Falcons have clinched 7 different playoff berths since the NFC South was created in 2002. Prior to 2002, the Falcons had been in the NFC West since 1970. While the Falcons were in the NFC West, they made 6 playoff appearances and won their division twice.
As far as Super Bowl 51 goes, we are expecting a very high scoring game. These are teams that are explosive when they get their short passing game going. Work it short, then attack deep! We like the Falcons chances of winning, but the Patriots are one of the greatest franchises in NFL history! The Belichick/Brady era has been the best coach/QB era in NFL history. One more championship, and Tom Brady will go down as the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL.
As much as the Falcons appear to be on the verge of completing their destiny-like season, we are picking the Patriots to win their 5th Super Bowl in franchise history. Patriots over the Falcons 31-21.