The Standard Journal
Falcons lose in overtime
HOUSTON — They looked old and outmanned. Their star quarterback was frazzled, their stingy defense was a sieve.
So what? Tom Brady and the New England Patriots shrugged and did what they always seem to do: Win the Super Bowl.
Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history highlighted by a Julian Edelman catch that was almost beyond belief.
The Patriots pulled themselves out of a 25-point hole against the Atlanta Falcons to a 34-28 win for New En- gland’s fifth NFL championship. It was the first Super Bowl decided in overtime.
“There were a lot of plays that coach talks about, you never know which one is going to be the Super Bowl winner,” said Brady, who earned a record fourth MVP award and a fifth Super Bowl ring, the most for a quarterback.
“There were probably 30 of those plays tonight and (if) any one of those were different, the outcome could have been different.”
But down 28-3 in the third quarter, Tom?