The Arch of History
Much has been made, and rightfully so, of the Offenses in this game. Both teams will move the ball, sometimes at will, and will put pressure, and put force, on the other team’s defense. Football is a three-phase game, and the team that can use Defense and Special Teams to disrupt the other offense, and exert their own pressure, will win the day.
The team that makes the fewest mistakes on the defensive side of the ball, which won’t be easy, will be the difference. That difference will decide whether New England cements their legacy as the best ever, or decide whether the Atlanta Falcons can Rise Up and change the arch of NFL history.