(Houston, TX) -- Super Bowl 51 is upon us. The Falcons and Patriots square off for the Lombardi Trophy this evening at Houston's NRG Stadium. Atlanta is making just its second Super Bowl appearance, while New England is in the big game for a record ninth time. The Falcons lost their only previous Super Bowl to Denver in January 1999. The Patriots are 4-and-4 all-time, including 4-and-2 under head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. It's the third Super Bowl appearance in the last six seasons for the Pats, who used a goal-line interception two years ago to beat the Seahawks, 28-24. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. Pop singer Lady Gaga will perform the halftime show.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick says he isn't thinking about retirement or anything else other than Super Bowl 51.