In a history-making game that had a good part of the nation stressed out, the New England Patriots ended Super Bowl LI by making a huge comeback over the Atlanta Falcons and taking home yet another victory.
By the time the first half of the game was over, the Falcons had a 21 point lead over the Pats, but as the saying goes- “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” The Patriots came back strong after halftime and ended the fourth quarter in a 28-28 tie, sending the game into overtime (a first in Super Bowl history), which the Pats ended up taking 34-28.
— NFL (@NFL) February 6, 2017
At the end of the night, Tom Brady was named Super Bowl MVP after winning the fifth ring of his career, and made sure to thank his teammates. “They’re all special,” Brady said, according to ESPN. “This is an incredible team. I’m just happy to be a part of it.” Brady also now owns the title of best NFL quarterback of all time.
Super. Bowl. Champions. pic.twitter.com/4mWWtUKGcw
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) February 6, 2017
Falcons quarterback and NFL MVP Matt Ryan told press that after a night like that, finding the words to uplift his fellow Falcons is difficult. “There’s nothing you can really say,” Ryan said, according to the AJC. “That’s a tough loss. Obviously very disappointed, very close to getting done what we wanted to get done, but it’s hard to find words tonight.”
We rise together and we fall together. We will continue to work to reach the ultimate goal.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) February 6, 2017
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