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S+A to air live telecast of Super Bowl LI
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to Julian Edelman during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP / Matt Slocum)
Seasoned Pinoy NFL fans and neophytes alike rejoice.
One of the most decorated NFL teams, the New England Patriots will be facing the Atlanta Falcons for all the marbles in Super Bowl LI on February 6 (PHL time) and ABS-CBN Sports is bringing all the action to you.
The annual clash will be aired live over at ABS-CBN S+A channel 23, early in the morning at 7 a.m., while you can catch the primetime replay later in the day at 6 p.m.
The American Football Conference champion Patriots hold the most titles of any team and have earned an NFL-record ninth Super Bowl berth. This will also be their seventh appearance behind the tandem of quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick.
All season long the Patriots have banked on their league-leading scoring defense en route to a 14-2 record, and is headed to the Super Bowl after thrashing the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Final, 36-17.
The National Football Conference champs Atlanta Falcons on the other hand, are headed to their first Super Bowl appearance in 18 years.
The Falcons finished their season with an 11-5 record behind their top-ranked scoring offense. They dominated the Green Bay Packers in their NFC championship game, 44-21 to set up a Super Bowl clash against eventual AFC champs, the Patriots.
The clash of talismanic quarterbacks will be one for the ages as 39-year-old Tom Brady will try to lead the favored Patriots squad past the 31-year-old Matt Ryan and the Falcons.
The excitement extends outside the playing field though as the popular Super Bowl halftime show will be headlined by Lady Gaga who's expected to put on a world-stopping performance at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
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