It all comes down to this. The New England Patriots face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Super Bowl LI.
Tom Brady and the Patriots are fighting for their fifth Super Bowl championship. The team knocked off the Houston Texans, 34-16, in the divisional round before beating the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36-17, in the AFC Championship Game.
The Falcons, on the other hand, could hoist the Lombardi Trophy first time with a win. Matt Ryan and the league’s highest-scoring offense trounced the Seattle Seahawks, 36-20, in the divisional Round and blew out the Green Bay Packers, 44-21, in the NFC Championship Game.
The Patriots have won four straight games against the Falcons and lead the all-time series 7-6. Brady has defeated Ryan both times the two have started against one another.
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The NFL has approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, and with the move comes the pressure the league must now face in a city that embraces its gambling and vibrant nightlife.
Not only could this cause problems for the league, which has been outspoken against gambling on sports, but it could impact its players, who now have to deal with being in and around gambling year round.
With so many questions, the NFL must embrace these realities of being a part of Sin City in the future.
PFT’s Mike Florio breaks down the NFL’s future in Sin City in the video above from the owners’ meetings in Arizona.
Vince Young is hoping his football career isn’t over.
Young has hired agent Leigh Steinberg, who announced on Twitter today that Young has a “dream of playing more football.”
That Steinberg used the word “dream” suggests that he and Young realize it will be an uphill battle to get back to the NFL. Young hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2011, when he threw four touchdown passes and nine interceptions for the Eagles. He has spent time with the Bills, Packers and Browns since then but never made it past the preseason.
The fledgling Spring League has already said it would be interested in Young, so he’s got someone interested in him. But the Spring League is a long, long way from the NFL. It’s highly likely that Young has played his last NFL game, even if, at age 33, he’s not quite ready to say definitively that he’s done.