Brady, Patriots Complete Wild Comeback for Super Bowl Win

The Patriots trailed by as many as 25 points
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 5, 2017 6:12 PM CST
Updated Feb 5, 2017 9:40 PM CST
Super Bowl All Tied Up After 1st Quarter
New England Patriots' Tom Brady raises his helmet after scoring a touchdown during overtime of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Tom Brady has a record fifth Super Bowl win for a quarterback after the biggest comeback in the game's history, and one of the greatest catches, the AP reports. James White ran 2 yards for a touchdown on the first possession of overtime—the first in Super Bowl history—and the Patriots came back from 25 points down for a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

The Patriots drove to the tying score with help from a unbelievable catch by Julian Edelman, who somehow kept the ball off the turf on a diving grab of a tipped pass that bounced off a defender's shoe. James White ran 1 yard for a touchdown, and Brady's 2-point conversion pass to Danny Amendola tied the score at 28 with 57 seconds left. The Falcons, who lost again in their second Super Bowl, led 28-3 in the third quarter. No team had ever come back from more than 10 points down in the Super Bowl. (Read more Super Bowl stories.)

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