A quick look at the information you need to know about tonight's Patriots-Falcons matchup in Super Bowl LI:
SUPER BOWL LI: HEADING TO KICKOFF
- From soft-spoken to Patriots motivator: The transformation of Devin McCourty
- Tom and Gisele have their social-media game working
- Can Patriots float to victory today?
- Curran: Why I gave my MVP vote to Brady and not Ryan
- Bean: Jonathan Kraft is right about the Belichick trade
- Reporting From Houston: Under-the-radar keys from Curran, Perry and Giardi
- Reporting From Houston: Curran, Perry and Giardi discuss whether or not the Patriots should play uptempo
- Curran's game preview and prediction
TEAM RECORDS: Patriots 16-2, Falcons 13-5
GAME TIME: 6:30 p.m. EST
TV ANNOUNCERS: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Chris Myers, Mike Pereira
NATIONAL RADIO NETWORK: Westwood One
NATIONAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Tony Boselli, James Lofton
LOCAL RADIO NETWORK: Anchored by WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub)
LOCAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Bob Socci and Scott Zolak
ALL-TIME SERIES BETWEEN THE TEAMS: Patriots lead, 7-6
LAST MEETING: Patriots 30, Falcons 23 on Sept. 29, 2013 at Georgia Dome
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-- The Patriots are playing in their ninth Super Bowl, an NFL record for most appearances by a franchise. They are 4-4 in previous Super Bowls, including 4-2 under Bill Belichick. The Falcons are playing in the second Super Bowl. They are 0-1.
-- The Patriots have won four straight games against Atlanta, dating back to 2001. They haven't lost to the Falcons since a 41-10 defeat at the old Foxboro Stadium on Nov. 8, 1998. Coincidentally, the was the year of Atlanta's only other Super Bowl appearance.
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-- If the Patriots win tonight, they will tie the 49ers and Cowboys for second place in the list of most Super Bowl victories (five). The Steelers have won the most Super Bowls in history (six).
-- If the Patriots lose tonight, they will become the all-time leader in Super Bowl losses (five). They are currently tied with the Vikings and Bills at four.
-- If the Patriots win tonight, they will become the first team in history to win five Super Bowls with the same owner (Robert Kraft), coach (Bill Belichick) and quarterback (Tom Brady). The 1970s Steelers won four with Art Rooney, Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw.
-- If the Patriots win tonight, Belichick will become the coach with the most Super Bowl victories in history (five). He is currently tied with Noll at four.
-- If the Patriots win tonight, Brady will become the QB with the most Super Bowl victories in history (five). He is currently tied with Bradshaw and Joe Montana at four.
-- If Brady is named game MVP, he will become the player with most Super Bowl MVP awards in history (four). He is currently tied with Montana at three.
-- If the Patriots win tonight, Brady will tie Charles Haley for most Super Bowl victories by a player (five).
-- When Brady gets into tonight's game, he will have more Super Bowl appearances (seven) than any player in NFL history. He is currently tied with Mike Lodish, at six.
-- Julian Edelman enters the game with 84 postseason receptions, seventh on the all-time NFL list. A big game tonight would move him past Andre Reed (85), Michael Irvin (87), Wes Welker (88), Hines Ward (88) and Reggie Wayne (93) into second place. Jerry Rice is first with 151.