If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is going to see the New England Patriots play this postseason, it will have to come in Houston at the Super Bowl.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported, citing a league spokesman, that Goodell will attend the NFC Championship Game in Atlanta on Sunday and not the Patriots’ AFC Championship Game showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium.
There was speculation about whether Goodell — who remains public enemy No. 1 in New England following Deflategate — would attend Sunday’s game in Foxboro, Mass. Goodell has bounced around in the playoffs, attending two games last weekend, including the Falcons’ home game against the Seattle Seahawks. He then flew to Kansas City for Sunday night’s Chiefs-Steelers game.
Goodell hasn’t attended a game at Gillette Stadium since Deflategate.
For what it’s worth, Sunday will mark the final Falcons game at the Georgia Dome before they move across the street to a brand-new stadium … for whatever that’s worth.
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Thumbnail photo via Jan 14, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (second left) talks with Atlanta Falcons owner Roger Goodell (right) prior to the NFC Divisional playoff between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports