Each team had a 1,000-yard rusher. New England’s LeGarrette Blount bulldozed his way to 1,161 yards and an NFL-high 18 touchdowns. Devonta Freeman led the Falcons with 1,079 yards and 11 scores.
The Falcons also got 520 yards and eight touchdowns from Tevin Coleman, who added 31 receptions for 421 yards and three touchdowns, but the Patriots are deeper in the backfield.
Blount is backed up by third-down specialist James White and the versatile Dion Lewis.
Julian Edelman had a fun interaction with a ref during the Patriots’ playoff game against the Texans.
Thanks to NFL Films’ SoundFX, we were able to listen to the receiver mic’d up and hear what he said to official Keith Ferguson. The play in question is believed to be on Edelman’s 48-yard reception in the second quarter. The Patriots’ Tom Brady will be going to his seventh Super Bowl after winning four of the previous six and being named Super Bowl MVP three times.
Atlanta’s Matt Ryan is in his first Super Bowl but likely will be the NFL MVP after leading the league’s top scoring offense.
The Falcons have a wealth of offensive talent, while Brady continues to get it done with a turnstile of yeomen at receiver.
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