Superstitions and weird coincidences
33. The Patriots will wear white jerseys and the Falcons will wear red.
34. The Falcons actually CHOSE this arrangement, even though white-shirted teams have won 32 of 50 Super Bowls to date, including 11 of the last 12 Super Bowls.
35. Five teams other than the Falcons have worn red jerseys, and the overall red jersey record for the Super Bowl is 5-4. The 49ers are especially lucky in the color, having won three of their five championships while wearing it.
36. We've gone over the fact the Patriots won last time the game was in Houston, but there are even more similarities between that game in 2003 and this one.
37. The Patriots have the same record (16-2).
38. They last won a Super Bowl two years ago.
39. They are playing an NFC South team (in 2003, it was the Panthers).
40. Unrelated, Falcons QB Matt Ryan went to Boston College, in the heart of Patriots territory