The Atlanta Falcons are headed to the Super Bowl for the second time. The game will be played at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 in Houston as the Falcons will face off against New England for the NFL’s Lombardi Trophy.
It marks the third time Houston has hosted the Super Bowl.
New England is playing in the Super Bowl for a record ninth time (Dallas, Denver and Pittsburgh are tied for second with eight). The Patriots are 4-4 in their previous eight trips.
Eight other teams have appeared in the Super Bowl without winning it: Buffalo (four), Minnesota (four), Cincinnati (two), Philadelphia (two), Carolina (two), Arizona (one), San Diego (one) and Tennessee (one). Four teams have never reached the Super Bowl: Detroit, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Houston, although Cleveland and Detroit did win NFL titles before the Super Bowl era.
Atlanta’s brotherhood starts with ping pong.