The NFL is playing host to another season of “Super Bowls.”
And it seems like the best of the best are headed to Atlanta.
Here are five things you need to know about the NFC Championship game:1.
The Patriots’ defense looks unstoppable, even in a division where the Atlanta offense is loaded with talent.
The Falcons are a juggernaut in the trenches, with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones leading the way.
Both have top-10 QBs in every statistical category.
This is a matchup that is almost impossible to lose.2.
The game is on NBCSN in the United States, where the Patriots and Falcons are scheduled to play for the first time.
This game is expected to be among the most watched in NFL history.3.
New England is 3-0 when scoring touchdowns, while the Falcons are 0-2 when they are shut out.4.
The last time the two teams met in Atlanta was in 2010.
The Pats led 23-0 before the Falcons scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
The win came at the hands of the Falcons’ Ryan.5.
Both teams are coached by Tom Brady.
Brady is one of the greatest QBs ever to play the game.
He was named MVP of the game that year and won Super Bowl XLIX.
He is the highest-paid quarterback in the league.
He has been named MVP three more times.6.
New York has a winning record against Atlanta in each of the past three seasons.
The teams have played seven times in the past six seasons.7.
New Orleans is 3–1 against the Atlanta defense.
The Saints have won six of the last eight meetings.8.
The Seahawks are 4–1 when leading at halftime.
Atlanta has won the past five meetings.9.
The Broncos are 2–1 on the road against Atlanta, while Denver is 0-3.10.
Denver is 1–1 this season when scoring first, but is 1-0 in games that went beyond the first quarter.11.
New Mexico State is 2–0 against the Falcons.
The Lobos are 1–2 in games played at home.12.
The New Orleans Saints are 2-1 against both the Atlanta and New England defenses.
The team has scored three touchdowns in each contest.13.
The Atlanta Falcons are 3–0 when trailing at halftime, but 0-1 when winning the game, including a 38-24 win in the last game of the season at Atlanta.14.
The Carolina Panthers are 2—0 when leading after three quarters.
The Panthers are 0–2 when leading by as many as three points.15.
The Philadelphia Eagles are 20 against both teams this season.
The Eagles have scored 10 touchdowns in their last four games.16.
The Green Bay Packers are 12 when ahead by more than three points, including wins over New England and Seattle.17.
The San Francisco 49ers are 2 1 when ahead at halftime and 01 when trailing by more, including losses to the New Orleans and Atlanta teams.18.
Atlanta is 11 in games with multiple scores.
New New Orleans has won all six games when leading before halftime.19.
The Chicago Bears are 2½1 against New Orleans.
The Bears are 02 in the other games when trailing after three.20.
The Indianapolis Colts are 2‑0 when ahead after two quarters, but 10 when the Falcons come from behind.21.
New Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 17 after scoring two touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers.
The NFC Championship Game is set for Sunday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.