Sunday, February 5, 2017


Tom Brady won his fifth Super Bowl title and fourth MVP Award
The New England Patriots won Super Bowl 51, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 as they came back from a 25-point deficit in the first ever Super Bowl to be decided in overtime.
Patriots running back James White scored his third touchdown of the game on a two-yard run to win the game in the OT session. For the game, White also had 14 receptions for 110 yards and a receiving touchdown to go with his two rushing scores.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 466 yards and two touchdowns to earn the Most Valuable Player award, his record fourth MVP honor in a Super Bowl. In addition, it was the fifth Super Bowl title for the Patriots in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.
The Falcons built a 21-3 halftime lead and scored right out of the gate in the third quarter to make it a 28-3 lead when QB Matt Ryan threw his second touchdown pass of the game, a six-yard strike to running back Tevin Coleman.
From there, New England outscored the Falcons 31-0 (including the game winning TD in the OT) to give them their fifth overall Super Bowl title.
One of the key plays for the Patriots was a circus catch by wide receiver Julian Edelman that kept the fourth quarter drive going as they mounted the furious comeback win.
Atlanta's defense was swarming in the first half as they harassed Brady, including an 82-yard interception return by Robert Alford for a touchdown to make it 21-0 with just over two minutes remaining in the first half.
So, the Atlanta Falcons are left to wonder what might have been as they squandered the biggest lead ever to lose a Super Bowl game.
As for the Patriots, the dynasty run continues as they get their fifth Super Bowl title since 2001 and Brady and Belichick solidify their legend as the greatest player-coach duo ever in NFL history.

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