Super Bowl LI: What to Expect From the Patriots and Falcons

■ The Patriots are certainly not lacking Super Bowl appearances, with this representing the seventh chance for a ring in the Tom Brady Era. The Falcons are in mostly uncharted territory for them, as the team has not appeared in a Super Bowl since the Chris Chandler-led 1998 team. Tevin Coleman, one of the team’s running backs, was only 5 when the Falcons lost to John Elway and the Denver Broncos.

Here’s how the Patriots and Falcons advanced to Super Bowl LI:


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrated after throwing a touchdown pass in the second half.

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