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falcons lead patriots 28-9 in fourth quarter of super bowl li


tom brady and the new england patriots trail the atlanta falcons 28-9 in the fourth quarter of super bowl li on sunday at nrg stadium in houstoin.brady threw a 5-yard touchdown p to james white to cut their deficit in the third quarter. matt ryan threw a 6-yard touchdown p to tevin coleman to give the falcons a 28-3 lead earlier in the quarter.ryan hit coleman in the flat, and the falcons running back beat linebacker rob ninkovich to the pylon. the score capped an 85-yard drive in eight plays, fueled by a 35-yard p to taylor gabriel.ryan, the nfl regular-season mvp, is 12 of 14 for 193 yards with two touchdowns. ociated press






new england patriots win fifth super bowl


houston — tom brady has a record fifth super bowl win for a quarterback after the biggest comeback in the game’s history, and one of the greatest catches.james white ran 2 yards for a touchdown on the first possession of overtime, and the patriots e back from 25 points down for a 34-28 win over the atlanta falcons in super bowl 51.the patriots drove to the tying score with help from a unbelievable catch by julian edelman, who somehow kept the ball off the turf on a diving grab of a tipped p that bounced off a defender’s shoe.james white ran 1 yard for a touchdown, and brady’s 2-point conversion p to danny amendola tied the score at 28-all with 57 seconds left.the falcons, who lost again in their second super bowl, led 28-3 in the third quarter after matt ryan’s second touchdown p . robert






it's the freeman and jones show on opening touchdown drive


atlanta offensive coordinator kyle shanahan is coaching julio jones for the final time before shanahan becomes head coach of the san francisco 49ers. he finally got the ball into jones’ hands in the second quarter. the dominating receiver showed his strength by grabbing a 19-yard reception over the middle in traffic and then got open on the next play for a 23-yard gain. that, of course, opened up things for running back devonta freeman, who broke off runs of 15 and nine yards before scoring on a five-yard run.






afc holds on to defeat nfc 20-13 in pro bowl


andy dalton completed 10 of 12 p es for 100 yards and engineered two scoring drives to help lead the afc to a 20-13 victory over the nfc in the pro bowl on sunday night.the cincinnati bengals quarterback threw a 23-yard touchdown p to travis kelce late in the first half and then guided the offense down the field to set up justin tucker's 38-yard field to put the afc ahead 17-7 midway through the third quarter.in an nfl all-star game that lacked spectacular play on either side, the afc put together just enough scoring drives and then held on to preserve a win.it marked the return to the afc vs. nfc matchup after the nfl used a format the last three years in which teams were drafted among the pro bowl players by designated captains.the nfc had a chance to tie or take the lead in the waning m






andy dalton helps afc defeat nfc, 20-13, in pro bowl


andy dalton completed 10 of 12 p es for 100 yards and engineered two scoring drives to help lead the afc to a 20-13 victory over the nfc in the pro bowl on sunday night. the cincinnati bengals quarterback threw a 23-yard touchdown p to travis kelce late in the first half and then guided the offense down the field to set up justin tucker's 38-yard field to put the afc ahead 17-7 midway through the third quarter. in an nfl all-star game that lacked spectacular play on either side, the afc put together just enough scoring drives and then held on to preserve a win. it marked the return to the afc vs. nfc matchup after the nfl used a format the last three years in which teams were drafted among the pro bowl players by designated captains. the nfc had a chance to tie or take the lead in the wani






afc holds on to defeat nfc 20-13 in pro bowl


orlando, fla. — andy dalton completed 10 of 12 p es for 100 yards and engineered two scoring drives to help lead the afc to a 20-13 victory over the nfc in the pro bowl on sunday night.the cincinnati bengals quarterback threw a 23-yard touchdown p to travis kelce late in the first half and then guided the offense down the field to set up justin tucker's 38-yard field to put the afc ahead 17-7 midway through the third quarter.in an nfl all-star game that lacked spectacular play on either side, the afc put together just enough scoring drives and then held on to preserve a win.it marked the return to the afc vs. nfc matchup after the nfl used a format the last three years in which teams were drafted among the pro bowl players by designated captains.the nfc had a chance to tie or take the lead






falcons get closer to win with 28-9 lead entering 4th quarter


matt ryan and company took control early in the third quarter, throwing a six-yard touchdown p to tevin coleman to extend the falcons' lead to 28-3. the patriots responded with a touchdown drive culminated by a tom brady p to james white. the patriots missed the extra point leaving the score 28-9 with two minutes left in the quarter. the patriots defense made a big stop near the end of the quarter to give the offense the ball back at the start of the fourth.






falcons get closer to win with 28-9 lead entering 4th quarter


matt ryan and company took control in the third quarter, throwing a six-yard touchdown p to tevin coleman early in the quarter to extend the falcons lead to 28-3. the patriots responded with a touchdown drive culminated by a tom brady p to james white. the patriots missed the extra point leaving the score 28-9 with two minutes left in the quarter. the patriots defense made a big stop near the end of the quarter to give the offense the ball back at the start of the fourth.






falcons take 7-0 lead over patriots in second quarter of super bowl li


the atlanta falcons have taken a 7-0 lead in super bowl 51 on devonta freeman's 5-yard touchdown run with 12:15 left in the second quarter.the five-play, 71-yard drive was set up when deion jones forced a fumble by patriots running back legarrette blount, and the ball was recovered by richard alford.matt ryan, the nfl mvp, then threw p es of 19 and 23 yards to julio jones, who didn't catch a p in the first quarter. ociated press






two-point swing on extra points ends up looming large


houston – atlanta all-pro wide receiver julio jones did what he could. playing with a sore turf toe, he made four catches for 87 yards, including a spectacular catch along the sideline in the fourth quarter.on the falcons' first touchdown drive, jones had catches for 19 and 23 yards to help set up devonta freeman's 5-yard touchdown run.on the falcons next possession, jones had a catch for 18 yards to help set up austin hooper's 19-yard touchdown catch.in the fourth quarter, with the falcons the ropes and holding on to a 28-20, jones made his impressive 27-yard grab along the sidelines to put the falcons at the new england 22-yard line.all the falcons needed to do was stay in field goal range, but the offensive line collapse. two plays later, ryan was sacked by trey flowers for a loss of 12






falcons lead patriots 21-3 at halftime in super bowl li


stephen gostkowski kicked a 41-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in the first half, and the new england patriots finally are on the scoreboard.the atlanta falcons, trying to win their first super bowl, lead 21-3 at halftime.robert alford's 82-yard interception return for a touchdown put the falcons up 21-0 with 2:21 remaining in the second quarter.it appeared that the patriots might finally get on the scoreboard, but tom brady was under pressure when he unloaded the third-down p .if brady is going to become the first quarterback to win five super bowls, he and the patriots will have to do something that has never been done.according to elias sports, no team has won a super bowl after trailing by more than 10 points.three teams have overcome 10-point deficits to win the super bowl. the mo






afc gets a grip early, holding on in the end


orlando – andy reid was pulling out all the stops sunday in the pro bowl.fake field goals. the fumblerooskie.and the kansas city chiefs coach and the afc did enough for a 20-13 victory.kirk cousins was driving the nfc down the field in the final two minutes and had it inside the afc 30-yard-line before a tipped p intended for jimmy graham resulted in an interception by lorenzo alexander.justin tucker kicked a 31-yard field goal early in the fourth to give the afc its 20-7 edge before two matt prater field goals — of 42 and 46 yards — closed the gap.prater was added to the nfc roster, replacing matt bryant, who's headed to the super bowl with the falcons.the nfc and afc stars put up 21 points in the second — against some pretty stiff defense.the afc led 14-7 at halftime with alex smith and






afc holds on to defeat nfc 20-13 in pro bowl


orlando, fla. — the pro bowl has long been more about showmanship than competition. clearly, that memo missed lorenzo alexander.the buffalo bills linebacker could have just on a late interception for the win, but instead opted to return the ball 20 yards and then lateralled it to aqib talib, who e within 13 yards of the end zone in the afc's 20-13 win over the nfc in the nfl's all-star game sunday night."i was serious about that last drive," alexander said. "you're playing fast, playing hard, having a good time, but we wanted to win. we took it very serious."that much was obviously on the final drive when alexander, selected the game's defensive mvp, got tight end jimmy graham on a hard hit over the middle as the nfc drove the ball down field for what could have been the rallying game-winn






who's white? the young pats rb had 3 tds including winner


houston — james white sure waited a long time to get his first rushing touchdown of the season.it e with 57 seconds left in the fourth quarter of the super bowl sunday night , leading to a 2-point conversion for the patriots to tie the game at 28, forcing the first ever overtime in the history of the big game.he didn't wait very long to get his next rushing score. it e about four minutes into overtime and won the super bowl for new england 34-28 over the atlanta falcons."felt like everything went in slow motion," white said. "that's dream about as a kid, ball in my hands with the game on the line, i've got to find the end zone."white, who didn't have a rushing touchdown all season, immediately popped up and sprinted around the end zone before being tackled by teammate legarrette blount."al






ranking the watchability of all 50 super bowl games ever played


xliii: pittsburgh steelers 27, arizona cardinals 23james borchuck / ociated pressamong all the incredible finishes dotted throughout super bowl history, not many of them have been fortified by a weaving, 100-yard interception return by a linebacker known primarily for his p rushing ability for a touchdown on the final play of the first half. but that's what we got out of this off-the-charts game courtesy of pittsburgh's james harrison. that arizona e back to take the lead late in the fourth quarter with a safety followed by a 64-yard catch and run for a touchdown two snaps later by one of the best wide receivers of the past 20 years only added to the thrills. and when ben roethlisberger drove the steelers 78 yards in 1:48 to find santonio holmes in the back corner of the end zone. . . and






webb, south hold on for 16-15 win over north in senior bowl


mobile, ala. — california's davis webb directed scoring drives on all three of his possessions to lead the south to a 16-15 senior bowl victory urday over the north, which couldn't hit a final two-point attempt.the pac-12 conference's leading p er threw for 165 yards on 11-of-16 p ing, including a 39-yard touchdown strike on a well-thrown fade to texas a&m's josh reynolds.nate peterman of pittsburgh had a similarly strong performance for the north in the showcase game for senior nfl prospects that actually featured late drama. peterman fired a 6-yard scoring p to east carolina's zay jones with 1:51 left but the north went for two points and a potential lead.under heavy pressure from chattanooga's keionta davis, peterman's p was deflected and intercepted by byu's harvey langi. the south






falcons choked in the biggest collapse in super bowl history


houston – robert alford was on his way to nfl stardom if his hands had just finished the job.the falcons cornerback could have sealed a win, and likely super bowl mvp honors, with a second interception of a tom brady p here sunday evening.“i got my head around and the ball was right there on me,” alford said, defining the key play on new england’s game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter. “an interception does not make me. what makes me is winning.”alford, who in the second quarter intercepted a p and ran 82 yards for a touchdown, finished the game with heartbreak, right along with his teammates. brady’s throw bounced off alford’s hands and landed in a scrum of three falcons players and patriots receiver julian edelman, who somehow e up with the ball inches from the turf. one of the gre






how the falcons choked to the biggest collapse in super bowl history


houston — robert alford was on his way to nfl stardom if his hands had just finished the job.the falcons cornerback could have sealed a win, and likely super bowl mvp honors, with a second interception of a tom brady p here sunday evening.“i got my head around and the ball was right there on me,” alford said, defining the key play on new england’s game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter. “an interception does not make me. what makes me is winning.”alford, who in the second quarter intercepted a p and ran 82 yards for a touchdown, finished the game with heartbreak, right along with his teammates. brady’s throw bounced off alford’s hands and landed in a scrum of three falcons players and patriots receiver julian edelman, who somehow e up with the ball inches from the turf. one of the gre






falcons' flop a new low for atlanta's sad sporting history


atlanta — well, atlanta, there's nothing left to say.the city once known as "loserville" was cruising toward its first super bowl championship, leading tom brady and the mighty new england patriots by 25 points.twenty-five!back in atlanta, the city was all ready to bust loose in a celebration like no other, seemingly ured of finally putting to rest its history of sports flops.then, it happened.the greatest flop of them all.this one will take a long, long time to get over.brady engineered a stunning comeback, guiding the patriots to a pair of touchdowns and a pair of 2-point conversions that sent the super bowl to overtime for the first time.at that point, it was a mere formality.the patriots won the coin toss.of course.the patriots drove right down the field for the championship-winning to






patriots win wild, historic super bowl


we thought super bowl li might be historic.epic showed up.the new england patriots e back from 25 points down with less than 24 minutes remaining, scoring 19 points in the fourth quarter and scoring a touchdown on the first drive of overtime to win their fifth super bowl of this millennium, 34-28 over the atlanta falcons.it had seemed a coronation had turned into an implosion by the team used to embarr ing the rest of the nfl.the falcons led 21-0 in the second quarter and 28-3 midway through the third.and then the patriots defense stopped breaking and started making plays. their offensive line stopped leaking and tom brady started completing p es.julian edelman made a catch that defied all that should be believed about physics, with the ball going from being tipped to caroming off a defend






who’s white? the young pats rb had 3 tds including winner


houston (ap) — james white sure waited a long time to get his first rushing touchdown of the season. it e with 57 seconds left in the fourth quarter of the super bowl sunday night , leading to a 2-point conversion for the patriots to tie the game at 28, forcing the first ever overtime in the history of the big game.he didn’t wait very long to get his next rushing score. it e about four minutes into overtime and won the super bowl for new england 34-28 over the atlanta falcons.“felt like everything went in slow motion,” white said. “that’s dream about as a kid, ball in my hands with the game on the line, i’ve got to find the end zone.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.white, who didn’t have a rushing touchdown all season, immediately popped up and sprinted around the






super bowl li: tom brady rallies patriots from 25 down to overtime win


houston — the greatest.super bowl. quarterback. comeback.super bowlall of it. just the greatest.that’s what we saw on sunday night in super bowl li as tom brady orchestrated the biggest comeback in super bowl history and led the patriots to their fifth championship, a 34-28 overtime win over the falcons in front of 70,807 at nrg stadium. trailing 21-0 and 28-3, the patriots scored 31 unanswered points in the final 21:04 of the game, including the game-winning touchdown on a 2-yard run by james white to cap the only overtime drive in super bowl history. white scored three touchdowns and added a two-point conversion.the falcons and league mvp matt ryan never touched the ball in overtime.advertisement | advertise on newsdayno team had ever come back from more than a 10-point deficit to win a






tom brady, patriots win super bowl li with record-setting comeback against falco


tom brady orchestrated the greatest comeback in super bowl history sunday, winning his unprecedented fifth championship as a quarterback by digging the patriots out of an unfathomable hole.the patriots scored 31 unanswered points against the falcons in the second half to win the first overtime game in super bowl history, 34-28.running back james white clinched the victory on the opening possession of the extra period, just pushing his way across the plane of the end zone with a 2-yard run — a play that triggered the confetti cannons and clinched the fifth super bowl titles for brady and coach bill belichick.no team in super bowl history ever over e more than a 10-point deficit. until sunday.“we never felt out of it,” brady said. “it was a tough battle. they have a great team, but we just m






super bowl: falcons defense comes up big again


hold everything! that’s what the falcons’ secondary seemed to be doing during a patriots’ drive. cornerback brian poole was called for holding, cornerback robert alford was cited and then poole was called again — all on third down. but alford got off the hook by intercepting a tom brady p and returning it 82 yards for a touchdown to make the score, 21-0. it was the second-longest interception for a touchdown in super bowl history.






tom brady earns super bowl mvp trophy after leading patriots' epic comeback


the greatest quarterback in nfl history led the biggest super bowl comeback to be the mvp on sunday night.tom brady rallied new england from a 25-point third-quarter deficit for a 34-28 win over the atlanta falcons in the first overtime game in super bowl history to earn his fifth super bowl title and fourth mvp trophy.brady threw touchdown p es of 5 and 6 yards in the second half and tied things at 28 when he connected with danny amendola on a 2-point conversion with 57 seconds left.he then directed the drive in overtime which ended with a 2-yard run by james white to make the patriots the first team to win a super bowl after trailing by more than 10 points."we all brought each other back," he said. "we never felt out of it. it was a tough battle."his 466 yards p ing are a super bowl reco






brady earns fourth super bowl mvp trophy with epic comeback


houston — the greatest quarterback in nfl history led the biggest super bowl comeback to be the mvp on sunday night.tom brady rallied new england from a 25-point third-quarter deficit for a 34-28 win over the atlanta falcons in the first overtime game in super bowl history to earn his fifth super bowl title and fourth mvp trophy.brady threw touchdown p es of 5 and 6 yards in the second half and tied things at 28 when he connected with danny amendola on a 2-point conversion with 57 seconds left.he then directed the drive in overtime which ended with a 2-yard run by james white to make the patriots the first team to win a super bowl after trailing by more than 10 points."we all brought each other back," he said. "we never felt out of it. it was a tough battle."his 466 yards p ing are a super






super bowl miracle leaves no doubt brady is best qb ever -- including montana


never saw joe montana have an interception returned for a touchdown in the super bowl.never threw an interception, as a matter of fact.of course, montana never led the 49ers from a 25-point deficit with the entire world watching, either. that distinction belongs to tom brady, who delivered a 34-28 overtime win for the new england patriots sunday in super bowl li in houston against the shell-shocked atlanta falcons.the most accomplished quarterback in nfl history has bay area roots. but it’s the guy who started at serra high in san mateo, and not the man who led the 49ers to four super bowl championships.brady had some help. atlanta played right into the patriots hands and looked like a quarter-miler who ran out of gas over the last 50 yards. but the scoreboard is forever, and brady is the






super bowl li live chat, updates from patriots vs. falcons


super bowl li is here.tom brady and the new england patriots face matt ryan and the atlanta falcons tonight at houston’s nrg stadium in football’s biggest spectacle.super bowlthe falcons lead, 28-9, in the third quarter.lady gaga performed the halftime show, and luke bryan sang the national anthem before the game.follow along below for live super bowl li play-by-play and updates from newsday’s team of reporters in houston and on long island. (mobile users can access the live chat at the above link.)the falcons won the coin toss and chose to defer, so the patriots received the ball to start the game. they went three-and-out on their first drive.advertisement | advertise on newsdayfalcons running back devonta freeman broke off a 37-yard run on atlanta's first play from scrimmage, but ryan wa






super bowl collapse? atlanta has seen this kind of thing thing before


atlanta, once known as ‘loserville’ has seen more than its share of postseason misery.atlanta — well, atlanta, there’s nothing left to say.the city once known as “loserville” was cruising toward its first super bowl championship, leading tom brady and the mighty new england patriots by 25 points.twenty-five!back in atlanta, the city was all ready to bust loose in a celebration like no other, seemingly ured of finally putting to rest its history of sports flops.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.then, it happened.the greatest flop of them all.this one will take a long, long time to get over.brady engineered a stunning comeback, guiding the patriots to a pair of touchdowns and a pair of 2-point conversions that sent the super bowl to overtime for the first time.at that






super bowl li: tom brady rallies patriots from 25 down to overtime win


houston — the greatest.super bowl. quarterback. comeback.super bowlall of it. just the greatest.from i to xlixsuper bowl historyp ossuper bowl single-game recordsp ossuper bowl career recordsthat’s what we saw sunday night in super bowl li as tom brady orchestrated the biggest comeback in super bowl history and led the patriots to their fifth championship with a 34-28 overtime win over the falcons in front of 70,807 at nrg stadium.trailing 21-0 and 28-3, the patriots scored 31 unanswered points in the final 21:04 of the game, including a 2-yard touchdown run by james white to cap the only overtime drive in super bowl history. white scored three touchdowns, had a two-point conversion and caught a super bowl-record 14 p es. the falcons and league mvp matt ryan never touched the ball in overt






super bowl li: tom brady rallies patriots from 25 down to overtime win


houston — the greatest.super bowl. quarterback. comeback.super bowlall of it. just the greatest.storypick-12? tom brady can’t find jersey after super bowl winfrom i to xlixsuper bowl historyp ossuper bowl single-game recordsthat’s what we saw sunday night in super bowl li as tom brady orchestrated the biggest comeback in super bowl history and led the patriots to their fifth championship with a 34-28 overtime win over the falcons in front of 70,807 at nrg stadium.trailing 21-0 and 28-3, the patriots scored 31 unanswered points in the final 21:04 of the game, including a 2-yard touchdown run by james white to cap the only overtime drive in super bowl history. white scored three touchdowns, had a two-point conversion and caught a super bowl-record 14 p es. the falcons and league mvp matt rya






super bowl li: tom brady rallies patriots from 25 down to overtime win


houston — the greatest.super bowl. quarterback. comeback.super bowlall of it. just the greatest.storypick-12? brady can’t find jersey after super bowlfrom i to xlixsuper bowl historyp ossuper bowl single-game recordsthat’s what we saw sunday night in super bowl li as tom brady orchestrated the biggest comeback in super bowl history and led the patriots to their fifth championship with a 34-28 overtime win over the falcons in front of 70,807 at nrg stadium.trailing 21-0 and 28-3, the patriots scored 31 unanswered points in the final 21:04 of the game, including a 2-yard touchdown run by james white to cap the only overtime drive in super bowl history. white scored three touchdowns, had a two-point conversion and caught a super bowl-record 14 p es. the falcons and league mvp matt ryan never






super bowl li: tom brady rallies patriots from 25 down to overtime win


houston — the greatest.super bowl. quarterback. comeback.super bowlall of it. just the greatest.storypick-12? brady can’t find jersey after super bowlfrom i to xlixsuper bowl historyp ossuper bowl single-game recordsthat’s what we saw sunday night in super bowl li as tom brady orchestrated the biggest comeback in super bowl history and led the patriots to their fifth championship with a 34-28 overtime win over the falcons in front of 70,807 at nrg stadium.trailing 21-0 and 28-3, the patriots scored 31 unanswered points in the final 21:04 of the game, including a 2-yard touchdown run by james white to cap the only overtime drive in super bowl history. white scored three touchdowns, had a two-point conversion and caught a super bowl-record 14 p es. the falcons and league mvp matt ryan never






with a record fifth super bowl win, brady cements his legacy as the greatest eve


four plays after the catch, the falcons were clearly exhausted and seemingly surrendering to their fate. white scored on a one-yard touchdown run, followed by a two-point conversion that tied the game with less than a minute remaining.“when they got , it was hard for us to deal with,’’ said quinn.of course the patriots won the overtime coin toss. and of course they drove easily down the field and won the game.this is what tom brady does. this is what bill belichick does. this is who the new england patriots are, and it doesn’t matter if you are tired of their perceived arrogance or agree with some of their proclaimed politics or just love to hate them.“you feel like you’re kind of immortal,’’ said patriots defensive end chris long.on a night when greatness tackled history, it kind of looke






patriots rally from down 25, top falcons 34-28 in super bowl's first overtime


tom brady orchestrated the greatest comeback in super bowl history sunday, winning his unprecedented fifth championship as a quarterback by digging the patriots out of an unfathomable hole.the patriots scored 31 unanswered points against the falcons in the second half to win the first overtime game in super bowl history, 34-28.running back james white clinched the victory on the opening possession of the extra period, just pushing his way across the plane of the end zone with a 2-yard run — a play that triggered the confetti cannons and clinched the fifth super bowl titles for brady and coach bill belichick. white, a graduate of st. thomas aquinas high school, hauled in a super bowl-record 14 receptions, gaining 110 yards through the air.no team in super bowl history ever over e more than






super bowl: falcons d making things uncomfortable for brady


the falcons are making it uncomfortable for tom brady. linebacker vic beasley recorded 15 ½ sacks in the regular season, but interior linemen got to brady early in the first quarter. tackle courtney upshaw sacked brady for an eight-yard loss and tackle grady jarrett forced a punt with a one-yard sack.






super bowl li live chat, updates from patriots vs. falcons


super bowl li is here.tom brady and the new england patriots face matt ryan and the atlanta falcons tonight at houston’s nrg stadium in football’s biggest spectacle.super bowlthe falcons lead, 21-3, at halftimelady gaga will perform the halftime show, and luke bryan sang the national anthem before the game.follow along below for live super bowl li play-by-play and updates from newsday’s team of reporters in houston and on long island. (mobile users can access the live chat at the above link.)the falcons won the coin toss and chose to defer, so the patriots received the ball to start the game. they went three-and-out on their first drive.advertisement | advertise on newsdayfalcons running back devonta freeman broke off a 37-yard run on atlanta's first play from scrimmage, but ryan was sacke






tom brady leads patriots to epic super bowl comeback victory


tom brady orchestrated the greatest comeback in super bowl history sunday, winning his fifth ring and fourth most valuable player award by digging the new england patriots out of an unfathomable hole.the patriots scored 31 unanswered points in the second half to win the first overtime game in super bowl history, 34-28.running back james white clinched the victory on the opening possession of the extra period, just pushing his way across the plane of the end zone with a two-yard run – a play that triggered the confetti cannons and clinched a fifth super bowl for both brady and coach bill belichick — most for any quarterback or head coach.no team in super bowl history had ever over e more than a 10-point deficit. until sunday.“we never felt out of it,” brady said. “it was a tough battle. the






new england’s julian edelman reels in amazing catch


the receiver’s catch, pinned against an atlanta falcon and cradled by edelman’s hands, highlights drive to tying touchdown.houston — you could say the super bowl owed ‘em one. julian edelman was the man to collect.the patriots receiver made a catch for the highlight reels sunday — a once-in-a-lifetime grab that punctuated new england’s record-setting super bowl comeback, and one every bit as amazing as what david tyree of the giants did nine years earlier to break all those patriots’ hearts.the catch was the highlight of new england’s 91-yard drive that tied the scores on the way to a come-from-behind 34-28 overtime win over atlanta.edelman somehow got his hands pinned up against, and then underneath, a tom brady p that bounced off atlanta cornerback robert alford’s hands, hit off his knee






watch: new england’s julian edelman reels in amazing catch


the receiver’s catch, pinned against an atlanta falcon and cradled by edelman’s hands, highlights drive to tying touchdown.houston — you could say the super bowl owed ‘em one. julian edelman was the man to collect.the patriots receiver made a catch for the highlight reels sunday — a once-in-a-lifetime grab that punctuated new england’s record-setting super bowl comeback, and one every bit as amazing as what david tyree of the giants did nine years earlier to break all those patriots’ hearts.the catch was the highlight of new england’s 91-yard drive that tied the scores on the way to a come-from-behind 34-28 overtime win over atlanta.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.edelman somehow got his hands pinned up against, and then underneath, a tom brady p that bounced off






they owed 'em one: edelman collects on crazy catch for pats


houston — you could say the super bowl owed 'em one. julian edelman was the man to collect.the patriots receiver made a catch for both the highlight reels and the history books sunday — a once-in-a-lifetime grab that pushed new england's record-setting super bowl comeback into overdrive, and one every bit as amazing as what david tyree of the giants did nine years earlier to break all those patriots' hearts.edelman's catch was the highlight of new england's 91-yard drive that tied the game near the end of regulation on the way to a 34-28 overtime win over atlanta.edelman somehow got his red-gloved hands pinned up against, and then underneath, a tom brady p that bounced off atlanta cornerback robert alford's hands, hit off his knee, his shin. it almost fell to the turf.only it didn't."i kne






brady leads biggest comeback, patriots win 34-28 in ot


houston — tom brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history lifting new england from a 25-point hole to the patriots' fifth nfl championship in the first super bowl overtime.the patriots scored 19 points in the final quarter, including a pair of 2-point conversions, then marched relentlessly to james white's 2-yard touchdown run in overtime to beat the atlanta falcons 34-28 sunday night.brady, the first quarterback with five super bowl rings, guided the patriots (17-2) through a tiring atlanta defense for fourth-quarter touchdowns on a 6-yard p to danny amendola and a 1-yard run by white, which e with 57 seconds remaining in regulation. white ran for the first 2-pointer and amendola did the deed with a reception on the second.brady, winning super bowl mvp for a record fourth-ti






with a record fifth super bowl win, brady cements his legacy as the greatest eve


edelman said he’s been believing it for most of his life, admitting, “what is going through my mind is when i was 11 years old practicing every day with my father, crying, bleeding, sweating, dreaming for this moment.’’four plays after the catch, the falcons were clearly exhausted and seemingly surrendering to their fate. white scored on a one-yard touchdown run, followed by a two-point conversion that tied the game with less than a minute remaining.“when they got , it was hard for us to deal with,’’ said quinn.of course the patriots won the overtime coin toss. and of course they drove easily down the field and won the game.this is what tom brady does. this is what bill belichick does. this is who the new england patriots are, and it doesn’t matter if you are tired of their perceived arrog






interesting thing of the day


i’ve been thinking a lot about sleep lately. it all started when i saw the movie into great silence, which depicted the lives of carthusian monks who get by on about six hours of sleep per night, divided into two segments (see the grande chartruese). more recently i’ve been testing software called pzizz that’s supposed to facilitate power napping. and the publicist for a sleep researcher i mentioned in my article about sleep debt offered to send me a book on improving the quality of one’s sleep. so sleep has been very much on my mind, especially when i’m downing my third cup of coffee for the day, frantically trying to meet some deadline or other and wishing i could be dreaming instead. in fact, now that i look at how many articles i’ve written that have something to do with sleep, i’m fra