Atlanta Falcons land in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI

  • By Nick Shook
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As the Falcons have done for their last eight games, they were able to claim a touchdown on their first attempt -- only this time, it was their chartered flight landing at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Atlanta's plane landed safely in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI on Sunday afternoon, a day ahead of the Falcons' opponents in the sport's biggest game, scheduled to kick off on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium.

The New England Patriots' team flight is scheduled to land in Houston on Monday. The game will be the Patriots' ninth appearance in the Super Bowl, with their last coming Feb. 1, 2015, against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Atlanta is making its second trip to the grand stage and first since falling to Denver in Super Bowl XXXIII on Jan. 31, 1999.