Super Bowl LI Just The Facts









Super Bowl LI will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston on February 5th. After a lackluster NFL season, the two teams are set. The New England Patriots finished the season with the best record in the NFL with their 14-2 record. They were led by quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, who will be making their seventh Super Bowl together; their second in three years. They will take on the 11-5 Atlanta Falcons, led by MVP candidate Matt Ryan and head coach Dan Quinn, who is in his second season as coach of the Falcons and was the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Super Bowl Sunday is basically one of our country’s unofficial holidays. It is one of the few days everyone in the country puts their deferences aside and come together to eat food, drink beers, and watch both the game and the new commercials. With the overwhelming price of Super Bowl tickets, most Americans will never be able to watch it in person. So as we all watch the game together, there are a few basic things everyone needs to know. Here is your guideline for the big game.

Date: Sunday February 5th

Channel: FOX

Kickoff Time: 6:30

Broadcasters: Joe Buck and Troy Aikman

Sideline Reporters: Erin Andrews and Chris Myers

National Anthem: Luke Bryan

Halftime Performer: Lady Gaga

Average Price For 30 Second Commercial: $5.02 million

Betting Line: New England -3

Starting Lineups:

New England Patriots Position Atlanta Falcons
Tom Brady QB Matt Ryan
LeGarrette Blout RB1 Devonta Freeman
Dion Lewis RB2 Tevin Coleman
James White RB3/FB Patrick DiMarco
Julian Edelman WR1 Julio Jones
Nate Solder LT Jake Matthews
Joe Thurney LG Andy Levitre
David Andrews C Alex Mack
Shaq Mason RG Chris Chester
Marcus Cannon RT Ryan Schraeder
Martellus Bennett TE Austin Hooper
Danny Amendola WR3 Taylor Gabriel



New England Patriots Position Atlanta Falcons
Chris Long LDE Brooks Reed
Alan Branch DT Jonathan Babinaeux
Malcolm Brown DT Grady Jarrett
Trey Flowers RDE Tyson Jackson
Shea McClellin LB Vic Beasley
Dont’a Hightower LB Deion Jones
Rob Ninkovich LB De’Vondre Campbell
Logan Ryan RCB Robert Alford
Malcolm Butler LCB Jalen Collins
Patrick Chung S Ricardo Allen
Devin McCourty S Keanu Neal


Special Teams

New England Patriots Position Atlanta Falcons
Stephen Gostkowski K Matt Bryant
Ryan Allen P Matt Bosher
Cyrus Jones KR Eric Weems
Danny Amendola PR Eric Weems
Joe Cardona LS Josh Harris
Ryan Allen H Matt Bosher


Executives and Coaching Staff

New England Patriots Role Atlanta Falcons
Robert Kraft Owner Arthur Blank
Jonathan Kraft President Rich McKay
Nick Caserio Director of Player Personnel/ General Manager Thomas Dimitroff
Bill Belichick Head Coach Dan Quinn
Josh McDaniels Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan
Matt Patricia Defensive Coordinator Richard Smith