Super Bowl LI is just two weeks away, and in a matter of hours we will know the two teams participating in the championship game.
To start off Sunday, the Green Bay Packers will try to make it nine straight wins by heading to Atlanta to take on the Falcons, the conference’s two-seed. Both teams are bolstered by top four offenses in the league, according to Football Outsiders, both of which are very balanced between running and passing the ball. The Falcons and the Packers have passing and running games ranked in the top 10 in DVOA.
The other side of the ball is the true weakness for both teams. The defenses of both teams rank in the bottom half of the league, and that’s why many are predicting a shootout on Sunday afternoon. With MVP candidates Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers at the helm of their respective teams, it should be a fun one in Atlanta.
On the AFC side, the Patriots are in the conference championship for the sixth straight year and the 11th since 2001. Tom Brady out of his four game suspension is 12-1, having finished the regular season with 28 passing touchdowns, two interceptions and a 112.2 passer rating.
The Steelers, who lost to the Patriots in Week 7, have quietly won nine straight games. The return of Le’Veon Bell from his own suspension has made this Steelers offense as dangerous as any. Bell averaged 105.7 rushing yards per game during the regular season, second only to Ezekiel Elliott, while also averaging 51.3 receiving yards per game, second among all running backs.
Both games promise to be more entertaining than the previous games of the NFL playoffs. Here’s how to watch the games.
Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons
Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
Place: Georgia Dome—Atlanta, GA
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Chris Myers
Online: Fox Sports Go
Line: Falcons by 5.5
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots
Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
Place: Gillette Stadium—Foxborough, MA
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson, Jay Feely
Online: CBS All-Access
Line: Patriots by 6