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Patriots use historic comeback to beat the Falcons

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

What a comeback! The New England Patriots made NFL history in Super Bowl LI.

The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. This was the first overtime game in Super Bowl history.

New England Patriots running back James White scores on a five-yard touchdown reception during Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons
James White scores on a five-yard touchdown reception during Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images)

New England has won their fifth Super Bowl since 2001. Legendary quarterback Tom Brady and legendary coach Bill Belichick have won five Super Bowls together.

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This is the most ever for a head coach and quarterback.

Brady went 43 of 62 for 466 yards. He had two touchdown passes and one interception.

LeGarrette Blount had 11 carries for 31 yards. James White had 14 receptions for 110 yards and one touchdown.

Colts quarterback Matt Ryan went 17 of 23 for 284 yards. He had two touchdown passes.

Devonta Freeman had 11 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown. Julio Jones had four receptions for 87 yards.

The Patriots scored 31 points from the third quarter to overtime. The team had 19 points alone in the fourth quarter.

They outscored the Falcons 31-7 after halftime.

White scored the game-winning touchdown on a two-yard rushing touchdown in overtime.

Brady hit White for a five-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. White also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Brady connected with Danny Amendola for a six-yard touchdown reception. Stephen Gostkowski also made a 33-yard field goal.

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The Falcons’ lone second-half points came when Ryan hit Tevin Coleman for a six-yard touchdown reception.

Atlanta led 21-3 at halftime. Freeman scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown.

Ryan hit Austin Hooper for a 19-yard touchdown reception. Robert Alford also scored on an 82-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Patriots’ Gostkowski also made a 41-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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