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Mace & Crown | September 24, 2017

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Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl LI

Harry Howard Jr.
Sports Editor

For the fifth time, Tom Brady hoisted the Lombardi Trophy leading the New England Patriots to the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. A 25-point deficit couldn’t keep the Patriots down as they topped the Falcons 34-28 in overtime.

With 8:31 seconds left in the fourth quarter, a Matt Ryan fumble changed the course of the game. New England recovered the ball on the Falcons 25 yard line and would score five plays later when Brady found Danny Amendola open in the end zone to cut the deficit to eight points.

Despite looking unstoppable in the first half, Atlanta’s offense stalled time and time again in the second half scoring only once on a third-quarter touchdown catch by Taylor Gabriel. Their defense was forced to stay on the field and were ultimately picked apart by Brady late in the game.

Brady was named Super Bowl LI MVP throwing for 466 yards on 43 of 62 passes, two touchdowns and one interception. At 39 years old, Brady has continued to get better and isn’t thinking about retiring yet even though he has cemented his legacy as arguably the best quarterback to ever step foot on a football field.

“Hell no. There’s no way. I’m having too much fun now. This is the time to capitalize. I’ve worked too hard to get to this point,” Brady said to Terry Bradshaw on the FOX pregame show.

The real star of the game was Patriots running back James White who starred out the backfield catching 14 passes for 110 yards and one touchdown. He also added two rushing touchdowns and the game-winning touchdown before the confetti began to fall.