Falcons vs. Patriots Super Bowl LI: Head-to-Head Record & History

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When the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons meet in Super Bowl LI, it will be the 14th head-to-head matchup in the history of the two franchises.

All of those meetings have been in the regular season, with the Pats owning a 7-6 record. The last time they played was back in September of 2013, when Tom Brady threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns to lead New England to a 30-23 victory.

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While there hasn’t been a Bill Belichick vs. Dan Quinn matchup (even when Quinn was defensive coordinator with the Seahawks), Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has faced Belichick’s Patriots once in his career. With Rex Grossman at QB, the Washington Redskins (Shanahan was offensive coordinator) managed to put up 27 points and 463 yards in a loss to New England in 2011. Shanahan pulled off a trick play in that one, as wide receiver Brandon Banks threw a 49-yard touchdown to Santana Moss:

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Here’s a complete look at the history of the Falcons vs. Patriots:


September 24, 1972: @Patriots 21, Falcons 20

December 4, 1977: Patriots 26, @Falcons 10

September 14, 1980: Falcons 37, @Patriots 21

October 30, 1983: @Falcons 24, Patriots 13

November 2, 1986: @Patriots 25, Falcons 17

October 15, 1989: @Falcons 16, Patriots 15

November 29, 1992: @Falcons 34, Patriots 0

October 1, 1995: @Falcons 30, Patriots 17

November 8, 1998: Falcons 31, @Patriots 10

November 4, 2001: Patriots 24, @Falcons 10

October 9, 2005: Patriots 31, @Falcons 28

September 27, 2009: @Patriots 26, Falcons 10

September 29, 2013: Patriots 30, @Falcons 23