The Patriots Claim Another Title

By Sarah O’Brien, Staff Writer

Super Bowl 51 was one to remember with a record-breaking performance by the New England Patriots. The Atlanta Falcons were expecting the win after one of their best seasons a 13-6 record and with quarterback and MVP, Matt Ryan, to lead the team.

Tom Brady was going into his eighth Super Bowl and hoping to win his fifth. While the gam didn’t start in their favor with the score 28-3 at halftime, the Patriots came

New England Patriots' Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Brady poses with his fifth Super Bowl trophy. (Caption by Erin Neil and photo by Darron Cummings.)

back in the second half in a big way. With 19 points scored in the fourth quarter, the Patriots were able to tie the game at 28-28 bringing the gam into overtime for the first time in Super Bowl history. The scoring drives consisted of great catches by the Patriots’ star receivers, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.

The Patriots won the coin toss in overtime and as NFL rules state that the first team to score a touchdown in overtime wins, the Patriots did just that. Along with already making history with the first overtime in Super Bowl history, it was also the biggest come back in Super Bowl history with a final score of 34-28.

What’s on everyone’s mind now is whether or not Tom Brady is really the greatest quarterback of all time. Yet regardless of your opinion on the sometimes controversial Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, it was a sweet and historic Super Bowl victory.


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