After defeating the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers respectively, the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will travel to Houston and NRG Stadium for Super Bowl LI. The game will be broadcast on FOX on Sunday, February 5, 16 3:30 p.m. (PT) with Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, and Erin Andrews on the call. FOX Sports Go will provide an online stream.
This year’s Super Bowl features the two most efficient quarterbacks in the NFL. Matt Ryan and Tom Brady finished the year ranked 1st and 2nd in Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjust Value Over Average (DVOA). As you might guess from that, they lead the two best passing offenses and total offenses on a per play basis as well.
While the Falcons’ offense is a little bit more efficient than the Patriots’, New England has a significantly better defensive unit. Unsurprisingly, the Patriots are 3-point favorites today. Neither team was challenged in their conference championship games, but the Super Bowl should be a far more competitive contest.
How to watch
Time: Sunday, Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m. PT
Place: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (sideline)
Online Streaming: Fox Sports GO
Odds: Patriots -3, 57.5
Falcons blog: The Falcoholic
Patriots blog: Pats Pulpit