New England Patriots Defeat Atlanta Falcons to Win Super Bowl LI
By Meredith B. Kile
Tom Brady has done it again!
The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in an incredible comeback effort on Sunday night, taking home the franchise’s fifth Lombardi Trophy in the first ever Super Bowl game to go to overtime.
Despite going down by two scores early in the game, Brady led his team to a 31-point comeback while the defense kept league MVP Matt Ryan and the Falcons in check. Brady’s fifth league championship was also a record breaker, putting him solo atop the leaderboard for most Super Bowl wins by a starting quarterback.
“We all brought each other back,” Brady told reporters after the epic victory. “We never felt out of it. It was a tough battle. They have a great team, I give them a lot of credit. We just made a few more plays than them.”
Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season for his role in the Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal. See more on that, and the Pats’ winning season, in the video below.