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Atlanta Falcons Represent NFC On Super Bowl Sunday

Atlanta Falcons huddle before the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Falcons huddle before the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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The Atlanta Falcons will represent the NFC, and of course, the city of Atlanta, on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Falcons are playing in their second Super Bowl ever, against the New England Patriots, who are making their ninth appearance in the NFL’s grand finale.

Ball control will be key in this game.

“Both teams had 11 turnovers during the season, which happens to be the fewest in the NFL, so they’re going to be tough to come by,” Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said.

Wide receiver Julio Jones says he’s taking all the Super Bowl hoopla in stride.

“I practice like I’m playing the game, so the game can be easy for me.  Just one day at a time,” Jones said.

Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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