New England Patriots cherish comeback win
“I love you, we did it!” said Quarterback Tom Brady to Coach Bill Belichick after his team’s 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons
These post-victorious words spiraled their way out of Tom Brady’s perfect-haired soul and into the ear of Coach Bill Belichick and Patriots fans nationwide as Brady tightly hugged the man who has been by his side from the beginning. In what turned out to be the most awe-inspiring Super Bowl of all time, the New England Patriots pulled off a miraculous win scoring 19 points in the fourth quarter and tying the game 28-28, sending it into overtime.
It took the star quarterback only one drive – 77 yards on eight plays including an unimaginable pass to Julian Edelmen – to deliver the final blow and claim the Patriots franchise Lombardi Trophy for the sixth time, a first in NFL history.
For Brady, who completed 43 of 62 for a record setting 466 yards, it was a game for the ages that cemented his NFL Legacy and set the tone for the winning celebration and postgame comments.
“We have the best quarterback in the National Football League,” said New England’s Special Teams captain Matthew Slater. His eyes lit up as he described Brady’s remarkable Super Bowl performance.
“That game we just saw puts an exclamation point on the career of the greatest quarterback in NFL history,” said Club President Jonathon Kraft
Coming back from a 25-point deficit is no easy task, yet it was no problem for Coach Bill Belichick, who kept his composure throughout the entire game and earned himself a spot in the five-timers club alongside his trusty steed of a quarterback. The David and Goliath story of Super Bowl 51 was nothing short of legendary, defining history with every hike of the ol’ pigskin and making all Debbie – downed doubters and faith-lost fans who may have thrown in the towel mid-game realize that it’s never over until it’s over. The New England Patriots accomplished the impossible this Sunday, showing the world that perseverance pulls through much stronger than skill alone. From their first three and out drive to the game-winning touchdown in overtime, Tom Brady and the gang never once gave up.
“It was an unbelievable game, just an unbelievable game. These guys competed so hard. Down 21-nothing, 21-3, 28-3, missed an extra point, 28-9, couple of two point conversions, but they just kept fightin!” said Coach Bill Belichick on the struggle to obtain his fifth Super Bowl win
Going into the second half, the world could have never predicted the eventual outcome of this mighty battle of the brigades. Patriots fans were leaving the stadium and fans of both teams were tuning out at home because of the seemingly apparent landslide victory that was unfolding before them. Social media outlets were blowing up with Anti-New England propaganda and “I told you so” arguments were emerging in discussion forums all over the Internet. Yet shockingly enough, the New England Patriots came out on top. As much as many outraged Falcons’ fans and Americans in general would like to deny it, they must now live with the reality that is Super Bowl LI until a brave and noble team comes along that can put an end to this now infamous New England powerhouse.