The Falcons, who dominated the Packers in the NFC Championship Game, are making their second Super Bowl appearance in team history, and the Patriots are headed back to the Big Game for the ninth time, an NFL record. Atlanta's lone appearance came in Super Bowl XXXIII, where they lost to the Broncos, 34-19.
New England, meanwhile, is 4-4 in Super Bowl games:
- Super Bowl XX, lost to the Bears 46-10;
- Super Bowl XXXI, lost to the Packers 35-21;
- Super Bowl XXXVI, beat the St. Louis Rams 20-17;
- Super Bowl XXXVIII, beat the Panthers 32-29;
- Super Bowl XXXIX, beat the Eagles 24-21;
- Super Bowl XLII, lost to Giants 17-14;
- Super Bowl XLVI, lost to Giants 21-17;
- Super Bowl XLIX, beat Seahawks 28-24.
- What: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons
- When: Sunday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. ET
- Where: NRG Stadium, Houston
- Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews
- Halftime show: Lady Gaga
- TV: Fox
- Online streaming: Fox Sports GO.
- There are a number of ways to watch through different platforms and devices. Viewers can use:
- Amazon tablets
- Or watch through connected devices, including:
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- Amazon Fire
- Xbox One.
- NFL Game Pass (available to watch online after midnight)
In the moments following Patriots' easy victory over the the Steelers, New England opened as three-point favorites over Atlanta, according to Pinnacle Sports. They set the over-under at 57.5, the highest ever for a Super Bowl.
Five of the eight CBSSports.com experts are picking the Falcons to beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
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How to Watch Super Bowl 2017 Online for Free
The entire 2016-2017 NFL season has come down to this one game: The New England Patriots will square off against the Atlanta Falcons in Houston for Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. E.T. There are plenty of ways to live stream all the action for free online – commercials and Lady Gaga's half-time show, too! – even without cable.
If you have a TV...
It won't be difficult for cord-cutters to catch the big game if they have a digital antenna – and honestly, that's probably the best way to watch any major live event if you don't have cable. If you still don't have a digital antenna, you can snag one for a relative bargain. We recommend The Mohu Leaf, but if you want other options, check out our recommendation or Wirecutter's.
Sorry, an antenna won't help if you don't have a TV. There's some good news, though: You can stream this year's Super Bowl on FOX Sports Go from your laptop, phone, or other device. The bad news: You'll need a cable subscription.
If you're a Verizon customer, you may want to check out the NFL Mobile app. It'll let you watch the Super Bowl on your phone for free. It's a really cool perk that you could have been using all season. Verizon won't even charge you data if you're not streaming on WiFi. The app won't let you Cast or AirPlay the stream on a TV, so keep that in mind if you're watching with others.
One last option: You can watch the Super Bowl on NFL Game Pass, but you won't be able to watch live. The game will be available on the service after midnight.