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The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots are just about ready to face off in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, a game that contains too many interesting storylines to keep track of.
We'll see the NFL's highest-scoring offense in Atlanta take the field against its stingiest defense. Matt Ryan, who's widely expected to be named Most Valuable Player on Saturday, will face off against perhaps the best quarterback of all time in Tom Brady (who'd probably win MVP if he hadn't been suspended for four games at the beginning of the season). Those two captain the most versatile attacks in the league -- a record 13 Falcons caught touchdown passes in 2016, while the Patriots are famous for coaching up virtual unknowns such as James White and Chris Hogan into invaluable contributors.
It's a mouthwatering matchup set up to be a classic, given the stakes of Brady aiming to sew up his GOAT status against an ultimate underdog of a franchise that's never won a championship.
That set up Eli Manning's 13-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds left, marking a Super Bowl record third lead change in the fourth quarter. You couldn't have asked for a more exciting finish for what was then the most-watched Super Bowl of all time on a potentially historic night -- or a more nightmarish conclusion to New England's otherwise fairytale season.