City Of Atlanta Says They're Over Patriots Super Bowl LI Loss

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ATLANTA (WBZ NewsRadio) — Yeah, the Patriots lost the Super Bowl to the Eagles last year, but they'll always have Super Bowl 51 in Houston—that historic comeback from down 28-3 to upset the Falcons in overtime.

Now, the Pats are in Atlanta to face the Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

That can't be easy for Falcons fans to swallow, but their owner Arthur Blank says the two-year-old wound is healed. 

"We're fully recovered from that, and that's history," Blank said. "We've learned from history, we live in the present, and we plan for the future, so we're planning on hosting another game in the future and we plan on playing another game in the future."

Two Patriots Considering Retirement After Super Bowl
Two Patriots Considering Retirement After Super Bowl
Sunday's game could be the last for two franchise players who have been with the team since 2010.

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is on board with that as well.

"What I will say is that we look forward to a rematch, and if the Patriots are fortunate enough to make the Super Bowl next year, I'm sure we'll see them there."

Falcons won a playoff game last year before falling to the eventual champion Eagles in the divisional round, then they missed the postseason this year. 

But, for the Patriots, there's no dip in consistency whatsoever. Their third-straight Super Bowl is on the way Sunday.

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman ( @AdamMKaufman ) reports

 

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