Patriots Mount Largest Comeback and First Overtime Win In Super Bowl History


tom-brady-superbowl-51-winThe New England Patriots now stand alone. The largest comeback in Superbowl history gave Tom Brady more rings than any other quarterback and Bill Belichick more than any other coach.

Last night’s game will also go down in the history books as the first Super Bowl game to ever go into overtime. It was also the most improbable of the Patriots’ five world championship wins. Brady finished the first half with a passer rating of just 66.8 (compared to Matt Ryan’s nearly perfect 158.3 rating).

He then turned into a completely different leader in the fourth quarter, carving up a gassed Falcons’ defense all around the field. After coming back from a 28-3 deficit, he led the team to Super Bowl’s first overtime.

The Patriots won the coin toss for overtime and it was no contest. Brady completed six passes. A pass interference call took the ball to the 2, and White scooted to his right and barely over the goal line.

“We all brought each other back,” Brady commented after the game. “We never felt out of it. It was a tough battle. They have a great team. I give them a lot of credit. We just made a few more plays than them.”

Here’s a replay of one of the best drives of the game:

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