Super Bowl 51 Tale of The Tape

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Super Bowl 51 Tale of The Tape

Super Bowl 51 kicks-off on February, 5. The Dirty Birds of Atlanta from the NFC steps onto the turf at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, to battle Terrific Tom Brady, hoodie-loving Bill Belichick, and the New England Patriots!

Super Bowl 51 Tale of The Tape

Atlanta Falcons
Offensive Stats Defensive Stats
415.8 total yards per game
295.3 passing yards per game
120.5 rushing yards per game
33.8 points per game
371.2 total yards allowed per game
266.7 passing yards allowed per game
104.7 rushing yards allowed per game
25.4 points allowed per game
New England Patriots
Offensive Stats Defensive Stats
386.2 total yards allowed per game
269.2 passing yards allowed per game
117 rushing yards allowed per game
27.6 points allowed per game
326.4 total yards allowed per game
237.9 passing yards allowed per game
88.6 rushing yards allowed per game
15.6 points allowed per game

Key Stats To Consider Before Betting Super Bowl 51

What: Super Bowl LI
Who: New England Patriots (14-2) vs Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
When: Sunday, February 5, 2017
Start Time: 6:30 PM ET  
Where: Houston, TX
Stadium: NRG Stadium
Spread: Patriots -3
Moneyline: New England -150 vs Atlanta +140
Game Total: 59.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews & Chris Myers
Listen: New England vs Atlanta

In boxing, the tale of the tape gives fans a quick idea of who has the advantage in a boxing match. When it comes to the Super Bowl, the tale of the tape gives fans an idea of how a game might be played, where a certain teams strengths and weaknesses are.

Based on the above Super Bowl 51 Tale of the Tape, Atlanta’s greatest strength is its ability to score points. The Falcons average over 33 points per game. Like one fighter’s reach advantage over another, Atlanta’s penchant for scoring so many points per game is the key stat from the Super Bowl 51 Tale of the Tape…or is it?

Reach advantage in boxing is important because it allows one boxer to stay to the outside, out of harm’s reach, while reaching the other fighter with strong jabs and crosses. Averaging a lot of points in the NFL isn’t a true measure of a football team’s reach.

But, one number on the Super Bowl 51 Tale of the Tape can translate to reach in boxing. The number is New England allowing a total of 15.6 points per game. Defensive stats in football almost always mean more than offensive stats because defensive stats are measurements of reaction, not action.

The offense, on every play, should have an advantage because the offense in football dictates the action. The defense reacts to the action.

If the Patriots live up to their 15.6 points per game in Super Bowl 51, heck, if they allow only 10 points more than 15.6, they’ll be using their reach to beat Atlanta for the Lombardi Trophy.