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Patriots Win Super Bowl LI in Historic Comeback

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NFL: Super Bowl LI-New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots won the first overtime game in Super Bowl history tonight. The Pats registered an epic 25 point comeback in their 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

I kept saying during the game no matter how big the lead got that it wasn’t over. I’ve sat through too many of these Patriots wins through the years to fall for that trick.

Tom Brady wins his record fifth Super Bowl in what was truly a remarkable performance. Despite looking listless and constantly hit in the early going, he shook it all off to throw for 466 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

I think there came a point in Michael Jordan’s career where even the rival fans of his team couldn’t really hate him just because of how much you marvel at his greatness. I’m not even that upset because I’m just in such awe of how good this performance was.

This is also a record fifth championship for Bill Belichick.

As great as this comeback was for the Patriots, given the stakes, this might have been the biggest collapse in NFL history by the Falcons. They just needed one play through the last quarter of the game, and they couldn’t get it. Dan Quinn has a lot to answer for after this one.