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Patriots win Super Bowl LI

February 10, 2017

Photo edit by Kallie DiTusa

Last weekend I saw one of the most exciting football games of my life. I went into the game cheering for the Patriots, hoping that Tom Brady would walk away from this game with his fifth Super Bowl win. Early on I could tell the Patriots were flat and the Falcons high-powered offense was taking advantage.

Robert Alford took away any momentum that New England was gaining in the first half when he picked off Tom Brady late in the second quarter and returned it for a touchdown. Alford’s pick-six gave the Falcons a 21-0 lead, and they would go into halftime with a 21-3 advantage.

It was not looking good for Tom Brady and the Patriots as they continued to struggle early on in the third quarter. The Falcons would score another touchdown with 8:30 left in the third quarter to take a 28-3 lead on the “unstoppable” Patriots. It looked like the Falcons were going to be Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history. Then something remarkable happened.

The Patriots scored a touchdown, but missed the extra point to trim the deficit to 19 going into the final quarter. Thanks to a Matt Ryan fumble and an improbable catch by Julian Edelman the Patriots forced the first overtime in Super Bowl history. New England would win the coin toss and drive the ball down the field and score a game-winning touchdown to end the greatest Super Bowl that I have ever seen. Everything is right in the world now. The Patriots win another Super Bowl against all odds and Tom Brady cemented himself as the greatest quarterback to ever play in the NFL.

Cooper Pauley
Sports Editor

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