Patriots defense unfazed by high-flying Falcons (Reuters)

By Larry Fine HOUSTON (Reuters) – Something has got to give on Super Bowl Sunday when the National Football League’s top-scoring Atlanta Falcons face a New England Patriots defense that allowed the fewest points in the league. The Patriots would lose in the glamor department, but count on their know-how and synchronicity to get the job done in U.S. sport’s biggest event. “We’re not just a good football team, we’re a smart football team.” Safety Devin McCourty said the Pats’ defense built momentum as the season progressed.