Unthinkable as it was, in the early 3rd quarter people were leaving Super Bowl parties…
The reason; ATLANTA 28 PATRIOTS 3.
Game over, right?
New England QB Tom Brady was still on the field and playing like nobody else has ever played the position. The Falcons began to tire, run out of gas on the offense. The Patriots began to hit every pass and move the ball into the end zone..over and over and over.
With the tying touchdown the Super Bowl went into its first overtime ever.
The Patriots won the coin toss and marched down the field for the winning score.
Final Patriots 34 Atlanta 28.
I could fill this page with Brady’s best-ever stats. Here are but a few:
BRADY WINS HIS 5TH SUPER BOWL.
No other quarterback has done that before. BRADY won his first Super Bowl 15 years ago, making it the longest run in NFL history. Brady won his 4th MVP award breaking his tie with former Chief, Joe Montana who had three.
Biggest Super Bowl comeback in history – 466 yards passing, best ever in a Super Bowl – and most completions (42 ofd 63 passes also a record. It keeps going but you get the picture. 7 Super Bowls and five wins. A record that likely will never be broken by any quarterback again.
And there could be more, because Brady ain’t retiring!
Atlanta QB Matt Ryan played out of his mind in the first half – 17 of 23. However his offense was shut down most of the second half and were barely on the field.
And Patriot’s receiver Julian Edleman made maybe the best in Super Bowl history. The list goes on.
Was it the best Super Bowl ever?
In the end Brady became a sports legend nearly equal to the great Muhammad Ali.
I know a lot of people hate Brady and the Patriots because they’re just too good, too often.
Despite that Brady proved he is the all-time best.
So it is that the NFL ended another great season capped off by perhaps the best Super Bowl of all-time.
Can’t wait til next year.