Bowled over: why the NFL always comes out on top

As the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons, the NFL remains the Super Bowl’s clear winner, making sure that all revenue passes through the league rather than its teams, writes Greg Slattery

5th February, 2017
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots PIc: Getty

All eyes will be on the NRG stadium in Houston tonight, as the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons to become champions of Super Bowl 51.

This is set to be an enthralling encounter between two teams who focus on attack: the Pats are led by their mercurial quarterback and four-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady, while the Falcons possess the league’s most dangerous wide receiver in Julio Jones, who no defence has been...

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