Super Bowl 51

The country of America has many things it’s known for, but there is one thing that plays a big part in the American culture.  Football is an American sport that plays a part in American culture.  The season starts with 32 teams battling for a spot in the playoffs.  Every team has a shot to get into the playoffs, but only a few rise up to part of an amazing championship game called the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl first started in the year of 1967 on the day of January 15 and took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  Two teams of the teams that they had back then had fought in this epic competition.  The Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs were the two teams that had defeated the other teams.  The Packers ended up destroying the Chiefs with a score of 35, while the Chiefs only had a score of 10.

Now you may think that American football is just like any other normal sport with competitions that are random teams going up against each other, but it’s not.  The National Football League (NFL) is what we call pro football.  It consists of many different leagues inside of it.  So, American football is planned and not just random teams going up against each other.  The Super Bowl is a battle between the AFC and the NFC.  During a seasons teams that are part of the NFC can’t play teams that are part of the AFC in the playoffs.  Inside of these two leagues are four smaller leagues that consist of four teams.  For example, the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are part of the NFC South and those teams will play each other until time for the playoffs.  NFC South is just on league in the NFC.

It takes a lot of hard work to get into the playoffs.  To get into the playoffs your team has to have more wins than the other teams but even if you don’t have more wins a team can still get into the playoffs if another team does worse than them.  Six teams from the AFC and six teams from the NFC get into the playoffs each year.  Imagine how hard it would be to get into the Super Bowl, but each year two teams get into the battle for the NFL championship game.

This year of 2017 it is the fifty first Super Bowl.  Super Bowl 51 (LI) is a battle between the AFC East’s New England Patriots and the NFC South’s Atlanta Falcons.  This amazing game is going to be at the Houston, Texans  Astrodome stadium and it is called the Reliant Stadium.  There is an estimated 71, 795 people going to show up and watch the game live at the stadium.

The famous quarterback, Matt Ryan, of the Falcons is going for Most Valuable Player in the whole NFL.  The New England, Patriots have a very great offense as well as a great a great defense, but the Falcons are considered to have the best offense.  The Atlanta Falcons are looking for their first Super Bowl win of all time, while the Patriots are looking for their fifth Super Bowl win.  The best offense versus the best defense as some people would put it.

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