By Dom Brown and Cameron Hogwood
The Super Bowl is upon us after 23 weeks of build-up and Houston, Texas, is preparing to host the finale of the NFL season.
The New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51, and it is Bill Belichick’s Patriots who go into the game as favourites.
Belichick’s side, led by quarterback Tom Brady, have been in this position many times. Under the pair, the side from Massachusetts have reached the Super Bowl on seven separate occasions – winning four times.
Their opponents have gone somewhat under the radar – despite seeing off the dominant Dallas Cowboys as well as a red hot Green Bay Packers side and their star quarterback Aaron Rogers.
The Patriots have received so much of the media attention, that even their explosive offense – consisting of MVP candidate Matt Ryan at quarterback and Julio Jones, one of the best wide receivers in the league – has taken a back seat to Brady reaching the Super Bowl at age 39.
Dom Brown and Cameron Hogwood have taken a look back at this NFL season as well as previewing Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up: