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Looking Back: Elway leads Broncos past Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On February 6, 2017 at 12:37 pm EST

On Sunday evening, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas in Super Bowl 51. The game is slated to start at approx. 6:30 pm EST.

We’ll look back at the last-time the Falcons played in the Super Bowl. On Jan. 31, 1999, they were defeated 34-19 by the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII at Pro Player Stadium (now Hard Rock Stadium).

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Broncos quarterback John Elway goes over the line to score a touchdown as he is tackled during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXXIII (Getty Images)

The Broncos ended their season with a 17-2 record. The Falcons fell to 16-3, as they completed their season.

Atlanta had 337 yards. Falcons quarterback Chris Chandler had 219 passing yards and 30 rushing yards.

He accounted for a touchdown, as he hit Terance Mathis for a three-yard touchdown reception.

Tim Dwight also had a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Falcons kicker Morten Andersen — who was just inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night — also made two field goals.

Denver had 457 yards. Broncos quarterback John Elway had 336 passing yards and two rushing yards.

He accounted for two touchdowns. Elway hit Rod Smith for an 80-yard rushing touchdown. He also had a three-yard rushing touchdown.

Howard Griffith had nine rushing yards and a seven-yard reception. He also had two rushing touchdowns — both one-yard scores.

Broncos kicker Jason Elam also made two field goals.

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