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2017 Schedule
4-2, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan and Pete Frates — Boston College connection remains strong.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons QB Matt Ryan catches up with Pete Frates, the inspirational fellow Boston College alum who started the "Ice Bucket Challenge."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

More pre-game scene at Gillette Stadium.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans in the club in the south end zone where the Falcons are warming up hang a towel from Super Bowl LI.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Patriots DT Joe Vellano, who has found a home with the Falcons, arrives for tonight's game on the second bus (6:05 p.m. ET).

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Brady arrives for Super Bowl rematch with Falcons (0:16)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady arrives at Gillette Stadium at 3:42 p.m. ET for tonight's game against the Falcons (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

At the left turn into Gillette Stadium, some Patriots fans erect a sign for those entering tonight that brings back memories of Super Bowl LI. The Falcons visit the Patriots tonight (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET).

ESPN Stats & Info

Passing marks for Pats through the air

Even if New England's pass defense has been disappointing, its passing offense has been nothing of the sort. At 326.5 passing yards per game, Tom Brady is on pace for 5,224 this season, which would be the fourth-highest single-season total in NFL history.

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For Atlanta, a comedown after SBLI letdown

The Falcons are averaging 24.2 points per game this season, 12th in the league and almost 10 points fewer than last year's NFL-leading 33.8 mark. Including playoff games, Atlanta scored at least 24 points in 17 of its 19 games last season.

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FPI: Pats hold major edge in SB rematch

ESPN's FPI likes the Patriots' chances of prevailing at home Sunday night, giving them better than a 3-1 advantage over the Falcons. New England was slightly favored (56-44 percent) on a neutral field in Super Bowl XLI.

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All eyes on Sarkisian's play-calling against Belichick (0:55)
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Cardona, Pats giving over 200 tickets to military members (0:47)
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1dNFL Vegas Experts

How to bet Atlanta-New England

Where does the betting value lie in the Falcons-Patriots matchup? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under advice on the Sunday night game.

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Debating Falcons-Pats battle rap style (2:32)
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Gilmore, Rowe out for Pats' rematch vs. Falcons

The Patriots will again be without cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Eric Rowe when they take on the Falcons, and Johnson Bademosi also was added to the injury report Friday with an abdomen injury. He is questionable against Atlanta.

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Nolan and Le Batard looking forward to Super Bowl LI rematch (0:39)

Team Stats

Passing Yards309.81st
Rushing Yards102.219th
Points For28.75th

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