In terms of Super Bowl experience, the Patriots have a big edge over the Falcons.

They won the title two years ago with many players who remain in prominent roles with this year’s team and it’s the seventh time that coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady are headed to football’s biggest game. The Falcons counter with five active players who have been on teams that went to the Super Bowl, although defensive tackle Joe Vellano was inactive for New England when they beat the Seahawks.

Coach Dan Quinn was the defensive coordinator for that Seattle team and he had the same job when they won the previous year. He said Monday he plans to use those experiences to keep things as normal as possible for the team.