What To Expect For Super Bowl LI

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First and foremost I am not shocked that the Patriots have made it to the Super Bowl once again. They’ve had a lot on their plate since the long publicized “Deflategate”. New England started the season without Tom Brady for four games with no pay (along with a first-round pick loss). We all thought it would bring them down for the first couple of games of the season but they started better than expected. They proved Brady wasn’t needed with the help of James Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett. The Patriots are favored to win the Super Bowl but as history has shown anything can happen. A great season is meaningless without the Lombardi Trophy, just ask Dallas. At the end of the road for New England ends in a showdown against Atlanta.

 

The Falcons have proved themselves this year but this isn’t Atlanta’s first post-season rodeo. They’ve made it a habit over the last few years flaming out at the exact wrong times. The last time the Falcons made it to the Super Bowl with a win was back in 1998 against the Vikings going into overtime and taking the game 30-27. They returned the following year but with a 19-34 loss to Denver. Matt Ryan has been playing his heart out and to be honest no one has really been giving the Falcons the credit they really deserve this season. Focus has been fixed on the consistently dominant Patriots but the win is anything but assured. Not yet anyway.

 

Matt Ryan needed one key to open Pandora’s Box in Julio Jones, Atlanta’s star wideout. Against the Packers Atlanta delivered a beatdown with every Green Bay turnover. Every time the Falcons had a chance to have the ball they took it to their advantage and went for it. This alone will be a major key for them to win it all. If you’d listen to the press, New England’s next victory is almost all but assured. However the playoffs has always been about getting hot at exactly the right time, and as it stands Atlanta is scorching. Still they are the underdogs and I can’t wait to see what a good game this will be.
Let the Best team take it all!

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Harden Propelling Rockets

 

James Harden seemed liked he had lost his game on the court but he just showed us that he was a little rusty. In last nights game against the Philadelphia 76ers he finished with 51 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists ending the game at 123-118. This isn’t his first time breaking a record he’s done it before on New Year’s Eve against the New York Knicks. The Rockets ended the game with 129-122 win against the Knicks giving James Harden the most ever points to make in his career with 53 points, 16 rebounds and 17 assists. Harden has made top number one in having 50 plus point triple-doubles in his career in one season. No other NBA player has done that all in one season. Harden may be an All-Star player when he’s playing like an MVP. Question is will he eventually revert in time for the playoffs? He has the potential for more and I hope he continues to strive with the Houston Rockets. Let’s see if James Harden will continue to break his own records to stay on top. Once they go to the playoffs it will be crunch time, now Harden is known to break under pressure. Will he keep his game up to make it far with the Rockets once Playoffs come around and continue setting new records in his career?