We are a few days away from Super Bowl LI that will see the Atlanta Falcons collide with the New England Patriots. The Atlanta Falcons are looking for their first Super Bowl in team history and the New England Patriots are looking for their fifth Super Bowl win during the Tom Brady era. While I won’t be making a prediction until we get closer to the event, I will be providing three reasons why I feel the Atlanta Falcons are walking out of Houston with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Here are three reasons why Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons will be walking out of Houston with the Vince Lombardi Trophy:
1- Best Offense
The 2016 season was not a normal season for the Atlanta Falcons, who besides going 13-3, would end up having a strong offensive showing. They would end up both leading the NFL with 33.8 PPG and would end up scoring 540 points during the 2016 season. It should also be noted that they would end up scoring an average of 40 points during their two playoff wins.
While the New England Patriots defense was very dominant during the 2016 season, they never came across a team that is like the Falcons. It will be interesting to see how the Patriots change their gameplan to stop Matt Ryan and company who have been lights out for a majority of the season.
2- Dan Quinn
Although he is trying to out coach a genius in Bill Belichick. Dan Quinn takes risks and doesn’t always play the conservative route. Just by how the Falcons did in 2016, it obviously worked out for them. My only concern is that he becomes too risky and can make some mistakes. If Dan Quinn can play it on both sides of the spectrum, then I don’t see it being a problem.
3- Supporting Cast
While a lot of the credit is rightly given to Matt Ryan as being the reason why the Falcons are heading to their first Super Bowl since 1998, he wasn’t alone. When you have guys like Julio Jones, Devonte Freeman, Mohamed Sanu, and others to help Matt Ryan make the Falcons an offensive machine.
Let us know in the comments below if we left out any reason why the Falcons will win the Super Bowl and tune in this Sunday as the Falcons and Patriots battle in Super Bowl LI.