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Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons addresses the media at the Super Bowl LI press conference on Jan. 31, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Tim Warner/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons addresses the media at the Super Bowl LI press conference on Jan. 31, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Tim Warner/Getty Images)

This Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots will face off in Super Bowl 51. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be playing in his seventh Super Bowl, while Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will be making his championship debut.

Ryan's journey to the Super Bowl is a story of perseverance in the face of adversity — one that the Falcons are all too familiar with. Taylor Gantt (@TaylorGantt2112) from Here & Now contributor Georgia Public Broadcasting has more.

This segment aired on February 2, 2017.

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