Well . . . that was incredible. Just when you thought New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady couldn’t possibly add any more luster to his legendary career (like, it was literally humanly impossible for him to do any more), he delivers a Super Bowl LI performance for the ages. It defied logic. It defied reality. It defined Brady, a fierce competitor who’s been beating the odds and the experts since entering the NFL in 2000 as a lightly regarded sixth-round pick.
Trailing the Atlanta Falcons by a startling 25 points midway through the third quarter, Brady’s drive for a record fifth Super Bowl title seemed . . . lost. Really, though, Brady and his Patriots were just getting started. Over the course of the next 28 or so magnificent game minutes (spanning regulation and overtime), the Patriots scored 31 unanswered points (two Brady touchdown passes, two James White runs, two two-point conversions and a Stephen Gostkowski field goal) to cap the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.
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