The Atlanta Falcons have had a great season finishing with a 11-5 record. The Falcons have played well-played throughout the playoffs scoring 36 points in the divisional round and 34 in the NFC championship round.
The New England Patriots finished the season with a 14-2 record. The Patriots won their first playoff game against the Houston Texans, 34-16. In the AFC championship round the Patriots beat the Steelers 36-17.
What to know about the Falcons:
The Falcons have one of the most explosive offense in the NFL, scoring 34 points per game. While having such an explosive offense the Falcons will be up to a huge test against the Patriots, who only give up 16 points per game. The Falcons defense gives up 25 points per game, but should be up for the test. The Falcons are led by quarterback Matt Ryan who has thrown for 38 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions. Star wide receiver Julio Jones who has caught 6 touchdowns and averages 100 yards per game.
What to know about the Patriots:
Just like the Falcons, the Patriots offense has been good scoring 28 points per game, but the defense is the real thing to talk about only giving up 16 points per game. The cornerback Malcolm Butler will be a key player in this matchup, he has 4 interceptions on the season. Now to the offensive side of the ball, Tom Brady has had a great year throwing for 28 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions.
Atlanta Falcons 24 New England Patriots 21