SB Nation’s Guide to Super Bowl LI
Sunday, Feb. 5th
6:30 PM ET on FOX
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
In spite of a season that felt more like it was filled with a rash of Thursday Night Football games, we couldn't have asked for a better Super Bowl, a game that's looking more and more like a shootout between the NFL's two most potent offenses. The New England Patriots are making their seventh appearance since the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era began more than 16 years ago. They're favored to win their fifth Lombardi Trophy. But just because the Patriots have the experience, don't overlook the Atlanta Falcons. Head coach Dan Quinn is making his third Super Bowl appearance in four seasons, his first as captain of the ship. They run what might be the most dynamic offense in history, one that can carve up teams any way they choose. We've waited a long time for a game like this.