Super Bowl LI Predictions: Falcons' Top Offense Too Much For Patriots' Defense


This Sunday in Houston, Texas, the biggest game of the year will take place. It's the New England Patriots vs. the Atlanta Falcons, Tom Brady vs. Matt Ryan, and one thing is certain, we are in for a great football game. Two of the best teams from each division, the No. 1 team in the American Football Conference in the New England Patriots, and the No. 2 team in the National Football Conference in the Atlanta Falcons.

Two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL will face off. Tom Brady, after serving a four game suspension came back and threw for 3,554 yards with 28 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He posted a 112.2 passer rating on his way to another MVP worthy season.

I wouldn't crown him MVP yet though, as Matt Ryan has had an outbreak year and has put in a season that shot him to the top of most everyone’s quarterback list. Ryan, in 16 games, passed for 4,944 yards, 38 touchdowns with 7 interceptions and posted a 117.1 passer rating.

Not only do we have the two best quarterbacks in the league right now facing off against each other, we have the Patriots with the highest scoring defense vs. the Atlanta Falcons with the highest scoring offense. All of this should set up for one of the most exciting Super Bowls in recent memory, but who will win?

It is difficult to bet against the Patriots, and I usually don’t, but this year I have to give my pick to the Falcons. I believe Matt Ryan asserts himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and lives up to his nickname as Matty Ice. I don't see the Patriots containing the beast known as Julio Jones. Devonta Freeman who rushed for 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns along with Tevin Coleman who rushed for 520 yards and 8 touchdowns, will just be to much to handle.

The Falcons take this one 34-28.