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Super Bowl 51 odds: Patriots open as 3-point favorites over Falcons

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New England, Atlanta both win easily

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Congratulations to the AFC champion New England Patriots and NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, who advanced to Super Bowl 51 with victories on Sunday. The Patriots, seeking their fifth title during the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era, open as 3-point favorites in the early betting line.

New England defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36-17, in the AFC Championship Game. The Patriots will be playing in their ninth Super Bowl, seventh with Brady and Belichick. The nine Super Bowls is more than any other NFL franchise.

Atlanta destroyed the Green Bay Packers, 44-21, in the NFC Championship Game. The Falcons jumped out to a 31-0 lead early in the third quarter. The Falcons will be making their first Super Bowl appearance since 1998.

Super Bowl LI will be held Sunday, Feb. 5 in Houston, Tx.

Go to The Falcoholic to see how fans of the Falcons are celebrating. For the New England celebration, check out Pats Pulpit.