I has come down to the final four, and in both of today’s games we will see a match of “the numbers” vs. “The playmakers”. In Atlanta, we’ll see the Falcons’ explosive league-leading offense and team balance against the uncanny playmaking ability of Aaron Rodgers. In Foxboro, the Steelers bring incredible offensive production to face the legacy of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Here are some interesting things to think about as you sit down today to see who wins out.
1. The championship game will be Aaron Rodgers’ 151st career start, and he will be looking for his 100th career victory.
2. The Falcons are 11-0 this season when they score 31 or more points, and 1-5 when they score 30 or fewer points.
3. In four home games against the Steelers, Tom Brady has thrown for 353.3 yards per game, 15 touchdown passes and no interceptions. The Patriots won all four games.
4. Sunday will be Brady’s 11th start in a conference final. Only the Steelers(16) ,49ers (15),and Cowboys(14) have appeared in the finals more then Brady.
5. The Patriots have not trailed in a game since week 12 at Met Life Stadium against the Jets. New England eventually came from behind to win, 22-17.
6. The Steelers are 5-0 this season in rematch games.
7. Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown are responsible for 74.2% of the Steelers postseason yards from scrimmage. This figure is up 22% from the regular season.
8. Antonio Brown has had 100+ receiving yards in each of his last four postseason games, which is tied with Larry Fitzgerald for the longest streak in the Super Bowl era.
9. All four title game participants ended the regular season on win streaks of four or more games, the first time that has occurred since the merger.
10. No team in NFL history has reached the Super Bowl after starting the season 4-6 or worse. The Packers started the season 4-6.
1. The Packers have scored 30 or more points in six straight games. The last time they scored 30 or more in seven straight games in the same season was 1963.
2. During their nine-game win streak, the Steelers have struggled to score TD’s in the red zone. Pittsburgh has scored just 14 touchdowns in 31 red zone trips during that span.
3. Under Belichick, the Patriots are 15-0 in the playoffs when winning the turnover battle.Add to My RFN