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Published: Tue, January 31, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Reliving the Patriots 8 Super Bowl Appearances


And they have plenty of weapons at their disposal.

Wide receivers Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola, rookie Malcolm Mitchell and newcomer Michael Floyd can each be risky in their own ways. But they're not easily ignored, if only for their ongoing ineptness, and those other teams are, the Falcons included.

"I think Chris Hogan, Dion Lewis and Tom Brady will have the biggest impact and we will win", said Vieira, who was with his mom, Jennifer, 45, an IT systems analyst, and was decked out in a Patriots jacket, helmet and mittens. "It makes us just that much more hard to prepare for. Hopefully we see you back in Foxboro with a win".

Oh sure, the team that led the league in scoring with 540 points just in the regular season, defeated teams by an average of 15.3 points and is also led by the presumptive MVP. It's a comforting feeling as a quarterback.

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Watch as Matt sits down to discuss all of this and more as the Patriots get ready to play in another Super Bowl. "It's gonna be the toughest one we've had all year, but we're excited about the opportunity, and we couldn't do it without you guys".

New England hadn't been that balanced since the 2012 team that was ranked first overall offensively (427.9 yards), fourth in passing (291.4) and seventh in rushing (136.5). Of the 12 teams who have pulled off the pick-six on the game's biggest stage? Brady's touchdown to interception ration (28:2) set and National Football League record.

Earlier this week, Goodell said it would be "an honor" to hand the Lombardi Trophy to Brady if the Patriots win the Super Bowl.

"Our offense is really unselfish", said Blount.

The quarterback thanked fans for following the team all season, from training camp through the AFC Championship.

"Oh, I'm certainly struggling with it, just because I'm a competitor", Freeman said.

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The Falcons drove for the tying touchdown and won in overtime on Morten Andersen's 38-yard field goal. I don't want to jump from team to team. If Matt Ryan tries to force the ball into Julio Jones that can lead to a turnover that can tilt the game to New England.

With the Patriots, it's never about individual stats.

The Falcons went 10-22 over those two seasons, so it's unlikely they gained a competitive advantage, but hey, cheating is cheating.

If he can get to Brady once or twice at crucial times it could be a difference-maker.

White, who caught 60 passes this year (second behind Edelman), said everyone shares in the success.

"You know, it's been a great season and we've accomplished a lot, but we still have got one more to go".

"They have very good players all around - players that are interchangeable that can be pass-rushers, that can be linebackers, that can be corners, that can be safeties", Shanahan said. Thank you guys for coming out.

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