New England Patriots Stage Epic Comeback to Win Super Bowl LI
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Feb 12, 2017,
Feb 12, 2017, 22:18
Sunday's game marked the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history as the Patriots erased a 25-point deficit, beating the Falcons 34-28 in overtime. "They're all sweet, they're all different".
Though New England still trailed by eight, this game felt more-or-less over when receiver Julian Edelman somehow wrapped up a pass that was first deflected by Atlanta cornerback Robert Alford, then bounced off Alford's knee and his thigh.
Their success has become known as "The Patriot Way", a no-nonsense approach preached by Belichick, who also picked up his fifth Super Bowl victory to move past Chuck Noll (Pittsburgh Steelers) for most by a coach.
They have found ways of turning regular-season dominance into cardiac-kid Super Bowl wins. White finished with a Super Bowl record 14 catches for 110 yards and three total touchdowns.
They got No. 4 two years ago, courtesy of Malcolm Butler's game-saving interception at the goal line.
Patriots scored 31 unanswered points after the Falcons last touchdown.
Last year's Super Bowl on CBS drew 111.9 million viewers, making it the third-most-watched broadcast in U.S. TV history.
The Chargers won an AFL championship in 1963 but lost their lone Super Bowl appearance in 1994 when they were defeated by the 49ers by a score of 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX.
Bengals player Adam "Pacman" Jones is getting more time to work on personal issues before anything happens with the latest criminal case against him.
This one will go down as one of the greatest title games in National Football League history. From the second Brady emerged for warm-ups 90 minutes before kickoff, he carried the steeliest of stares, his look conveying the reality that his mind held no thought other than the pursuit of a fifth Super Bowl ring. Tom Brady is simply the best quarterback that ever touched the field. The endorsement is one of few that Brady has ever done for a locally-owned business and the advertisements will run strictly in New England media markets. "I don't know what time of possession was, I didn't look at that". Ten plays later, including Edelman's catch, White plowed in from a yard, then Brady threw a bubble screen to Danny Amendola for New England's second straight 2-point conversion.
The Texans have never reached the Super Bowl, but they have won their division four times since 2011.
Brady had another uneventful interaction with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a photo with the MVP trophy.
"I spoke to [Brady] in the locker room before the game, and I said, 'We gotta win this one for your mom, ' because I know how important his mom is", Kraft told NESN.