The Atlanta Falcons are headed to Houston for the Super Bowl after Sunday’s 44-21 win over the Green Bay Packers.
The Atlanta Falcons are headed to the Super Bowl for only the second time in their history. The team dismantled the Packers early in a game that demonstrated why they are the best team in the NFC and could prove to be the best in the NFL.
While the game was full of notable performances none were more impressive then the display that Julio Jones put on. Jones made life miserable for the Packer’s secondary running through the secondary at will and scoring an impressive toe tapping touchdown.
The Falcon’s defensive line and overall scheme was solid as well against Rodgers, hitting Rodgers early and often in the win. Keeping the Packers offense shut out early in the game and allowing the Falcon’s offense to take over and run up an early lead.
Despite the great performance and hype of heading to the Super Bowl the Falcons have areas they will need to improve in Super Bowl 51. The most obvious is not putting the ball on the ground. Twice the Falcons mishandled the ball in the backfield that in a close game could have flipped the narrative. Turnovers and pre-snap penalties are both areas that need to be improved as the Falcons head to Houston for the Super Bowl.
Matt Ryan had yet another MVP worthy performance on Sunday as well. Ryan’s best moment Sunday may have been a rare scramble from the quarterback for a touchdown it was Ryan’s first rushing touchdown this season and displayed his newfound athleticism.
The Falcons will have two weeks to prepare before playing Super Bowl 51 on Sunday February 5th. The winner of tonight’s Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots matchup will be headed to Houston to take on the Atlanta Falcons.