Patriots Win Superbowl 51 – Doug’s Sports Rap
The New England Patriots came back from a 25 point hole to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in a thrilling overtime Superbowl victory.
Patriots James White scored the winning touchdown in overtime, but it was all Tom Brady in the fourth quarter as the Superbowl MVP threw for 466 yards and two touchdowns.
Matt Ryan and the Falcons came out firing on all cylinders and put up 21 points to stun the Patriots, but somewhere in the second half, the Patriots caught fire and the Falcons offense went flat.
Tom Brady went to work wearing down the Falcon defense and reducing the deficit, ultimately tying the game with seconds left to force the very first overtime in Superbowl history.
The combination of Coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are in the history books and the first Quarterback and first head coach to win five Superbowl titles.
Even Lady Gaga was actually quite entertaining during the halftime show and those wacky commercials in between the action were amusing.
The Atlanta Falcons had opportunities in the second half to put the game away including a chance to kick a field goal with a few minutes less that would have made it a two possession game, but a holding penalty and a sack on Matt Ryan forced Atlanta to punt.
Many thought this would be a shootout and it was all of that and more.
Check out the action and post conference interviews with both quarterbacks below.
Congrats to the Patriot fans and best of luck to the Falcons fans and football fans in general for a great season in the fall.
Go Giants! (I had to get that in)