Cole’s Notes - Super Sunday
It's Super Sunday folks!
My second favourite day on the sports calendar! Why not my favourite? Well, Dallas isn't normally playing in the big game so their first game of the year is always my favourite.
I have to say that I am very pleased with the fact that the championship game featured the Patriots and Falcons. For the most part I am of the opinion that if you are the best at what you do then you deserve to have good things happen to you.
Well, Atlanta was by far the best team in the NFC featuring the number 1 offence in the league and are led by who I believe to be the only deserving player of the MVP honours. Yes, it was announced at yesterday's Award ceremony but the fact that anyone would argue otherwise is just ridiculous... Tom Brady missed the first 4 games of the year (3 of which the Pats still won), Dak wasn't even close to being an MVP because his stats (aside from Wins) weren't even close to Matt Ryan's, and Ezekiel Elliot had a fantastic season but Ryan touched the ball on 99.9% of the offensive plays his team ran this year and well they are in the Super Bowl.
Then you look over to the AFC, represented by New England. They finished at the top of the NFL standings, with the best scoring defense, and were led (for 3 quarters of the season) by what will eventually be the greatest QB of all time with one if his best seasons. I can only imagine what his stats would look like if he played the first 4 games.
New England has got this far without Tom Brady's biggest weapon, Rob Gronkowski, on the field and a defense that seems to be able to eliminate the opposing teams best player on a consistent basis. Brady has proven why he has always been an elite QB by having a new favourite target every game. Of course, having the best active coach doesn't hurt either.
Atlanta on the otherhand has been blessed with an out of this world season long performance by their defense, that I frankly don't believe to be that good. Much like Brady, Matt Ryan seems to be able make a new favourite receiver every game. Thankfully that is the case because the best wideout in the league, Julio Jones, has been forced to miss multiple games due to injury this season.
Both teams won the games they were suppose to and that's why they are facing out for the Lombardi Trophy. But there can only be one winner. And that will be the Patriots.
Don't get me wrong, I will be cheering for the Falcons but I like their star power, the fact that I went to the ATL to see a game this year has made me a sort of fan, and I really just don't like the Patriots all that much.
But its impossible to bet against a team that has 4 Super Bowls in recent memory, a far superior coaching staff, and a quarterback that has proven that he can win any type of game, under any circumstances and in any fashion it takes.
Atlanta's offense is good enough that they will always be within striking distance but their defense will be picked apart by Tom Brady. I say he throws for over 300 yards and get 3 TDs.
Final score - 34 to 31.
Be sure to follow InQuinte on Twitter because I will be taking over the account tonight where I will comment on the game, the commercials, the entertainment and get a sneak peak of the Super Bowl party I will be watching the game from.
Ps. Go Falcons!
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