The derby of the 7th week of NFL 2017 championship will be played at Foxborough.
In the rematch of the last season’s Super Bowl, the New England Patriots are welcoming the Atlanta Falcons.
Without a doubt, this event is going to be the central one in America today.
When Atlanta took a 28-3 lead, earlier this year everybody already saw the Falcons at the throne of the National Football League.
Everybody except several people from New England Patriots and among them Tom Brady, who said at halftime that nothing was over yet. The rest is history, and you all know how that game ended.
Tonight, the Falcons will have a chance to revenge, at least a little bit, for one of the biggest comebacks in the history of the sport.
The Falcons are currently very unstable. After 3 opening victories, they recorded two surprising losses at their Mercedes Dome in Georgia, against Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.
Something is definitely wrong with their performances. The offensive line is not so lethal like during last season; Matt Ryan is struggling, Julio Jones can’t find his game, while the defense is still rolling in low gear.
Ahead of this game coach Dan Quinn is calm, saying that none of the trauma from the last finals are present among his players.
“I recognize we’re not facing any demons here this week. It’s the 2017 version of us and them. We don’t get to replay that one. How it ended, it was a bummer. We talked about it maybe once or twice during our time. But what I can say is when you get back in the regular season, man, you just go play for it and get all you can, as hard as you can, right into it, to be the best we can be. That’s where we’re at, and that’s where we’re headed.”
The hosts started the season very bad with two straight losses at Gillette Stadium, against Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers. After that, they defeated Tampa Bay and New York Jets away from home, but we still cannot assess what the current capabilities of the champs are. Brady is the best quarterback in the league without a doubt, but his offensive line is allowing many sacks, and the legendary player is receiving a lot of beating this year. However, he is ready for this match.
Brady was telling the media that last year’s Super Bowl has nothing to do with the upcoming match at Gillette.
”Well, I think we’re both different teams. It’s just sitting here at the middle of the second quarter of the season and trying to improve. I know that’s what our focus has been on – trying to get better and be more consistent. It’s a very different group of guys. It’s different schemes and we’re playing different teams and challenges. That game was a long time ago. We had plenty of time to celebrate that. I think we’re just more focused on what we need to do in order to be ready to go this week.”
The game starts tonight at 8:30 EST, 02:30 CET.