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Can Brady obliterate Deflategate with SB win? (2:02)
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History all around for Patriots

After beating the Steelers, the Pats will make an NFL-record ninth Super Bowl appearance. That includes seven appearances by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, a record among players and coaches, respectively. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Defense has won out in past Super Bowls

For the sixth time since the merger, the league's top-scoring offense (Falcons) will face the No. 1 scoring defense (Patriots) in the Super Bowl. The latter prevailed in four of the previous five instances. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Has Brady surpassed Montana? (2:09)
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A tale of two wide receivers

Although Julio Jones and Chris Hogan took very different paths to the NFL, both wideouts put on a show Sunday. Each had exactly nine catches, 180 receiving yards and two scores. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The day-after cover of today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the front of the paper's special AFC Championship section. Show of hands: who predicted Chris Hogan, of all Patriots, would be so prominently featured on a Pittsburgh paper this morning?

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Brady, Belichick become most decorated duo in sports (1:52)
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Atlanta's offense could be matchup problem for Patriots (1:28)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady said on sports radio WEEI that he was looking over the Falcons' depth chart at 1:30 this morning. It's been a short night's sleep for Brady, who was conducting his weekly radio interview at 6:15 a.m.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

During his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI, Tom Brady was asked about Falcons QB Matt Ryan and said, "We've always kind of kept in touch over the years. I'm always sending him texts over the course of the season, or vice versa. I have a lot of respect for Matt. I like him a lot as a person, a player, and a leader. Because he had those connections from BC, I've always kind of followed him."

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Where did Chris Hogan come from? (1:17)
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Patriots, Falcons have a date in Houston for Super Bowl LI (0:26)
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Falcons, Patriots set for Super Bowl showdown (1:19)