Falcons, Patriots to face off in Super Bowl LI

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HOUSTON — The Atlanta Falcons will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5.

It’s the second Super Bowl appearance for the Falcons after they dominated the Green Bay Packers, 44-21, in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Falcons quarterback and NFL MVP candidate Matt Ryan threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for one more score.

The last time the FalconsĀ made the Super Bowl was in the 1998 season, when they lost to the Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII, 34-19.

Meanwhile, the Patriots took down the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36-17, in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night.

It will be the Patriots ninth Super Bowl appearance, and sixth under coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. The team has won four titles.

Lady Gaga will perform in the halftime show, while country superstar Luke Bryan will sing the national anthem.

Super Bowl LI will air Feb. 5 on FOX31 Denver. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m.

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