Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones claims he's untouchable
Feb 02 2017 by Dustin Murphy
It's nice to be here to show them, you know? As much as many people (especially Jets fans) would like to see a fresh Super Bowl victor, with the Falcons, the Patriots' experience in this game will prove to be the difference in the end. And then Sunday comes along and they do everything to watch the Patriots. Additionally, appreciate this greatness, while he's still in the league. There's also Rex and Rob Ryan who were defensive coaches under Buddy Ryan with the Cardinals in 1994 and Marty Schottenheimer's son, Brian Schottenheimer, was the Chargers quarterbacks coach under Marty from 2002-2005.
He has become the kind of outsized icon that looms above everything else, and people will remember this as Tom Brady's Super Bowl, win or lose. The Falcons have won seven in a row straight up and against the spread when getting between two or four points at sportsbooks. Defensively, the Patriots were 16th, and the Falcons were 27th.
This Falcons team is very capable of downing the Patriots.
That would be just fine with Jones, who has the confidence in Atlanta's plethora of weapons to pick up the slack Sunday in Super Bowl 51. However, with two weeks to prepare, and tape from the Pittsburgh game, you can expect Atlanta to do everything they can to pressure Brady and prevent passes downfield.
As the Super Bowl approaches, a lot of Falcons fans are suddenly popping up across the country, and it seems like anywhere but New England is lining up with the Dirty Birds. By the end of September, after the team had beaten the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints on the road, bookmakers began thinking the Falcons could be contenders, and the odds of them winning the Super Bowl shifted to 40-1. Blank commended Quinn for stepping up the team. It's the Super Bowl.
Edelman has averaged over 127 receiving yards per game this post-season, but has scored just once in his past nine outings, while Blount has averaged just 39 yards per game on the ground in these playoffs but has run for 13 scores over his past 11 games.
Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman and the Falcons' offense has been great this season, but they have relied on big plays. He played football for four seasons at Boston College.
I'll follow up after the Super Bowl and see just how close Madden NFL 17 came this time around.
If that gutsy anonymous gambler's wager pays off with a Falcons Super Bowl win, that ticket brings home $200,000.