Matt Bosher

Matchups for the Falcons-Patriots Super Bowl

Matchups for the Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons (13-5) and New England Patriots (16-2) in Houston:

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When the Falcons have the ball

Atlanta led the NFL in points (540) by a wide margin, thanks to a career year from QB Matt Ryan (2), who along with WR Julio Jones (11) are All-Pros. If that combination comes close to its production during the season and, in particular, the nine connections for 180 yards and two TDs in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, the Falcons will be difficult to stop.

While 2015 Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler (21) will see plenty of Jones, New England schemes so well that fellow cornerbacks Logan Ryan (26) and Eric...

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