The NFL season New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons will begin with Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, February 5 in Houston.
The glittery conclusion showpiece to the National Football League season is nearly upon us. Super Bowl 51 is all set to take place with NFL’s finest team battling for the coveted trophy.
Here's everything you need to know to watch Super Bowl LI, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates, photos and video highlights in the comments section below.
What: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons (Super Bowl LI (51) )
When: Sunday, Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Watch online: You can watch the live stream on the NFL or Fox Website. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can also live stream the game through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, or Roku device on your TV.
Point spread: Patriots minus-3 points
Local players to watch: New England - RB LeGarrette Blount (Oregon), S Patrick Chung (Oregon), P Ryan Allen (West Salem High School). Atlanta - G Andy Levitre (Oregon State), RB Terron Ward (Oregon State). You can watch Super Bowl 51 Live Stream here
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Here’s all you need to know ahead of the big game.
Why is it called Super Bowl 51?
Roman numerals come into play and L stands for the numeral 50 and ‘I’ is assume to be a closed mix of letters for Super Bowl. The exception is that last year, Hindu-Arabic numerals had been used and have continued since 1971.
When is Super Bowl? At what time will it start?
This year the final of Super Bowl LI will take place on February 5.The game is scheduled at 6.30pm ET (11.30pm GMT).
With the half-time music performance, we expect it continue till around 3.30 am, so better have a Monday off from work.Lady Gaga is all set to woothe fans before Super Bowl 50 with her national anthem performance.
Which teams are playing?
The New England Patriots will face the Atlanta Falcons to try and take home the Vince Lombardi trophy. The Falcons booked the place with their win over the Green Bay packers, meanwhile The Patriots swept away the Pittsburgh Steelers aside.
This will be the New England Patriots 9th Super Bowl Final and the Falcons first since 1998. Tom Brady, quarterback and Patriots have made a habit of Super Bowl appearances, after been able to reach seven times with Brady as quarterback. They have player one of the best games of the season with a 36-17 win over Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game.
The Falcons look to play Super Bowl for the second time and they come with the best offense. They won over the Green Bay Packers with a 44-21 win in the NFC championship. Scoring on their four of their first five possessions of the game and leading toa 24-0 lead at halftime. They put the game away with three touchdowns during the second half.
Matt Ryan the Falcons quarterback was coldly efficient as he had been all season. The receiver Julio Jones caught nine passes for 180 yards and along with two touchdowns.
The New England Patriots are among the favorites to win the Super Bowl this year. Patriots face Falcons after a 36-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The odds include
New England Patriots: 4/6 and Atlanta Falcons: 5/4