Football is a game loved by both, the player and the viewer. This particular sport is very common among the youth. America has a greater interest in it as well. To be precise, America has been setting up many tournaments since years. America has football leagues which are a part of every tourney. The Super Bowl is a very famous tournament played by the teams of different regions.
The Super Bowl
They have been playing this tournament for 50 years. In 2017, it is turning 51. Clearly, it is a long way they have covered. Anyway, the Super Bowl is among the highest levels of tournaments played all around the world. This tournament is famous to be scheduled on the first Sunday of February. Americans now call it as an unofficial holiday. Formerly, the Super Bowl was known to be played between the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL)
Talking about Super Bowl’s familiarity, it is the most watched broadcast throughout the year. It is ranked among the seven most-watched television broadcasts in the United States. Having introduced 50 years ago means it does hold significance in the sports world.
However, the Super Bowl is to happen yet again, in this year of 2017. It is scheduled to be held on 5th February 2017. The place chosen for the tournament is NRG Stadium, located in Houston, Texas. This is going to be the third time in history that a Super Bowl tourney would be held in Houston. Previously, it had been played in 1974 and 2004
The most important part to note is the teams selected this time. The Super Bowl LI will be played between two teams, namely: The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons
During the half time and before the beginning of the tournament, the performance team will be presenting you with a show which will make your time and money worth spending. The show will be carried on by Lady Gaga and her soulful performance. Lady Gaga had also performed last year, and the audience loved every bit of it. Similarly, the audience who are to be attending the event will be overwhelmed.
The New England Patriots are among the best-known teams. The coach Bill Belichick and the player from quarterback, Tom Brady makes a brilliant pair when it comes to playing tournaments. To be brief, the New England Patriots have defeated the Houston Texans by a score of 34-16, while they also defeated Steelers by a score of 36-17, which led them towards the higher rank in the Super Bowl. Now, it is to face the Atlanta Falcons on 5th February 2017. The first Sunday of February will be amazing yet again because of the Super Bowl being super interesting.
The Atlanta Falcons
Talking about the Atlanta Falcons, they are a part of the National Football League (NFL) from the conference’s South division. As the team’s name suggests, they come from the region of Atlanta, Georgia. The team had been a member of the football league since 1965. It is a long journey to cover, which is why we are sure to say that the players in this team will be very well trained. The Atlanta Falcons team has won division championships in the years 1980, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2012, and 2016.
The Atlanta Falcons has made it up to the Super Bowl finalists by defeating Green Bay Packers by a score of 44-21. The team has also defeated the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 36-20
In comparison to the New England Patriots, the Atlanta Falcons had a tough competition with its competitors. After giving a defeat to the Green Bay Packers’ team, the Atlanta Falcons managed to be on the top list to play against the New England Patriots.
In the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons are going to appear for the second time in history. The first time they got up till here was in 1998 but lost to Denver Broncos. The Falcons’ fans are very hopeful that they would be winning the Super Bowl this time. Well, let us stay positive until February 5th arrives.
The Falcons have their home ground in Atlanta. The players of the team have practiced enough matches in the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 51 years of service. The Atlanta Falcons are now in the Super Bowl; this is a big thing to ponder about. We must let you look into its history so that you could have a greater insight of the story. The team has struggled to get where it stands right now. In the early stages, the team was not so good at winning such matches.
In 1966, the Falcons lost against the Philadelphia Eagles. They could only gain 12 wins in the entire season of the 1960s. Later on, the Falcons improved their gameplay and earned the Wild Card game against the Eagles in the season of 1978
Unfortunately, they lost against Dallas Cowboys in the other match. Still trying to get stable, the Falcons will not stop working hard. The time of the Falcons begins to change when there was an entry of a new coach, Dan Reeves. After having a like Reeves, the Falcons are known to have the greatest season up till now. After having Dan Reeves appointed as the coach, the Atlanta Falcons had the first ever chance to be in the Super Bowl finalists.
Subsequently, the coaches kept on changing, and the Falcons had to face ups and downs up till now. At present day, the Atlanta Falcons has a coach, Dan Quinn. He has shown his efforts by bringing the team back to the top in the Super Bowl. The players are now setting new records to be added in history. The team has already defeated Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints in 2015.
Coming to this day, the Atlanta Falcons have won against the Seattle Seahawks by 36-20 score in the Georgia Dome. The team was selected to the Super Bowl after finishing off the Green Bay Packers by the score of 44-21.
The Atlanta Falcons are now preparing for their showdown with the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Matt Ryan, the Quarterback, is working hard and putting his all into the game to win. He is surely taking the game to the next level, as the report says. Many quarterbacks have wished to take the team to the big game previously, but Matt Ryan finally proves that he can do this. In 2016, Ryan had 53 to 57 passes for 730 yards, seven touchdowns, and no interceptions. This shows how devoted the player is. The career already shows his efforts in the game. Also, Ryan has shown the best performance when played with the Green Bay Packers.
Ryan has been growing successful in this season. People have also been stating that Matt Ryan is trying to meet up to the level of Tom Brady. You must know how Tom Brady is, which means Ryan is improving at a higher pace.
The Atlanta Falcons have a time span of two weeks to prepare themselves to face the number 1 scoring defense, the New England Patriots. Matt Ryan has met up to the previous records. He has a passer rating of 117.1 and an average of 309 passing yards which makes him among the only four quarterbacks in the recorded history.
Now that the Atlanta Falcons has made it up to the Super Bowl, they must consider being active from the beginning. Once they have power over the New England Patriots’ team from the start, they will manage to make it to the end. Since the beginning, they will be giving their best shot which will pressurize the opponent team as much as possible. This might lead to victory for the Atlanta Falcons team. The match will be stable if the opening drive will be strong. Kyle Shanahan uses this strategy to attack the weak points of the opponent immediately. Due to this strategy, the game can be a victorious one.
The Patriots have some skilled players; there is no doubt about that. The Falcons must also focus on the red zones as done by the Patriots. The scissors concept used previously by the Falcons can again be useful if tried on the Patriots. This can result in a game which is favorable to the Atlanta Falcons.
The coach Dan Quinn must also work on a few defensive concepts. The coach may study the game of the opponent to improve their own strategies. This is how it works if you wish to be above others. Having different kinds of game plans can give you choices on what to imply on the opponent team. Following such tips may help the Atlanta Falcons to boost up their performance to bring the Super Bowl trophy home.