Falcons’ Ryan Named NFL Season MVP

Houston (AFP) – Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was named the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player, 24 hours before he attempts to crown a superb season with Super Bowl glory.

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Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons scooped the NFL's MVP award with 25 votes, while his Super Bowl opposite number, the Patriots' Tom Brady, finished with 10 votes

Survey: Fans Believe God Has Rooting Interest in Super Bowl, Doesn’t Root as Hard as He Used To

An old saying in warfare states, “there are no atheists on the battlefield.” Everyone prays to something or someone when the choice between life and death looms large. The same could also be said of sports fans in the fourth quarter. Most fans, even if only subconsciously, will find themselves pleading to some higher power when the issue of victory or defeat is at hand.

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Falcons, Patriots to Clash in Super Bowl Showpiece

Los Angeles (AFP) – Tom Brady led the New England Patriots into the seventh Super Bowl of his career with a clinical 36-17 defeat of the Pittsburgh Steelers after the Atlanta Falcons routed the Green Bay Packers to reach the NFL showpiece.

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Tom Brady, Julian Edelman