By Eric Burgher
Reporting from Houston
The Atlanta Falcons have been here before.
The Falcons return to the Super Bowl this season for the first time since 1998, when they lost to the Denver Broncos. Now armed with MVP Matt Ryan, the Falcons are on a mission to bring their first Super Bowl title home to Atlanta.
Falcons fans have travelled to Houston from all across the country to see their team face the New England Patriots. The Falcons may be underdogs, but the fanbase is strong, confident and shouting their rally cry — “Rise Up.”
It seems like the whole country is on our side. The Patriots have already won too much, we don’t need any more of that. Brady’s got enough rings. We need one, right?”
First we had the first black president and then the Falcons are going to win the Super Bowl. That’s why we came. Because we never know if we’d see this again.”
I’ve been a season ticket holder a long time and I’m expecting to go into the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium [next season] as a Super Bowl winner.”