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Roger Goodell Passes on New England Trip, Will Attend NFC Championship in Atlanta
For the second straight playoff week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will attend an Atlanta Falcons game when they host the the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Title game on Sunday.
Roger Goodell will attend the NFC Championship game in Atlanta on Sunday, per a league spokesman.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 17, 2017
Most believed after he attended the NFC divisional game between the Falcons and Seahawks, that Goodell naturally would head to New England on championship weekend to see the Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nope.
Pats fans are still not over Deflategate and I’m sure Goodell would rather not get heckled by fans or see signs about him—not to mention it’s going to be freezing cold.
Goodell hasn’t been to a game in Foxboro since before the “Deflategate” saga in the 2014 playoffs, and he plans to continue that streak.