The Atlanta Falcons come into this game as unheralded underdogs, but showcase a dynamic offense led by Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and two great running backs in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Their defensive unit also has some dominant pieces. This team has been on a tear the entire season, and this franchise has never won a title. A win this Sunday would be huge. The franchise also stars one of our personal favorite players here at Matt and Mike Sports, Jhurell Pressley, as a practice squad running back. This kid has a bright future, and has a chance to win a title as a rookie. Who do we like in this matchup? Here are some picks:
Who do I think will win? Even though history suggests that the Patriots are the team to beat this week, this is an Atlanta Falcons team that is hot. Matt Ryan is in the twilight of his career and will do anything he possibly can to win a ring before he retires. I have to go with the 3 point underdog in this matchup; this is the year that the Atlanta Falcons will finally win one. Falcons win. Final score: Atlanta Falcons 37, New England Patriots 35.--Mike B.