Patriots & Falcons Injury Reports
How healthy are the Patriots and Falcons ahead of tomorrow's Super Bowl matchup? Here's a break down of the most significant injuries.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Patriots remain a 3-point favorite over the Falcons ahead of Sunday's 6:30PM ET kickoff. The total also hasn't moved after hitting the board at 58.5 nearly two weeks ago.
Patriots Injury Report: Several New England players particated in practice on a limited basis, including tight end Martellus Bennett (knee) and defensive tackle Alan Branch (toe). Safety Nate Ebner is also questionable due to a concussion, while linebacker Don’t'a Hightower is dealing with a shoulder injury and receivers Chris Hogan (thing) and Malcolm Mitchell (knee) are both questionable. Every player listed is expected to dress for Super Bowl 51, however.
Falcons Injury Report: Atlanta is relatively healthy ahead of Super Bowl 51, although two key players aren't going to be 100-percent for the game. Receiver Julio Jones continues to be limited by a toe injury, although he dealt with the same ailment in the NFC Championship Game and torched the Packers for 180 yards and two touchdowns on nine catches. Alex Mack is also limited due to a fibula injury suffered in Atlanta's win over Green Bay. If he can't go, that's a massive blow to the Falcons' chances of upsetting the Patriots on Sunday.
The Patriots are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against the Falcons but the underdog has cashed inf our of the last five meetings between these two teams. New England is 5-1 against the spread in its last six playoff games but is just 1-4 at the betting window in its last five Super Bowl trips, while Atlanta is 5-1 against the number in its last six games overall but is just 2-6 ATS in its last eight playoff games.