The 2016 NFL season is just about set to come to a close as we have our Super Bowl matchup. Super Bowl 51 will feature the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, in a contest between two teams that had almost no trouble whatsoever in rolling through their respective conference championship games. The game will be played in Houston at NRG Stadium. Fox will broadcast the game on Sunday, February 5 at 3:30 p.m. (ET). Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be in the announcer booth, with Erin Andrews on the sideline. It can be streamed on the Fox Sports GO app.
The Patriots are an early three-point favorite in a game that could make up for what has been a dull postseason. We had two great endings in the divisional round, but the remaining eight games have been fairly one-sided affairs. We have two of the best teams in the NFL squaring off in Super Bowl 51, which hopefully means a quality game. And with the over/under set at 59 points and rising, it should be a high scoring affair.
49ers fans will be watching to see what Kyle Shanahan can put together in what we all hope and expect to be his last game with the Falcons. He faces off against Josh McDaniels, briefly a finalist for the 49ers head coaching job. I’m mostly just looking for a lot of offense, but I’ll be rooting for the Falcons to actually win the game as well. I don’t think Shanahan decides to stay with the Falcons after the Super Bowl, but a ring might give him any extra needed incentive to move west and start building his own program