Did The Nintendo Switch Cause The Falcons' Epic Super Bowl Collapse?

James Marshall
February 13, 2017

"As great as today feels, and as great as today is, in all honesty we're five weeks behind on the 2017 season to most teams in the league", he said. It ended with him leaving no doubt about his greatness.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick used a boxing analogy he learned early in his coaching career to describe what his team did at Super Bowl LI. That's down only a fraction of a percent from the comparable stat from last year's game (a 49.0 rating). Only New England could make a 25-point deficit feel so small, as Tom Brady rallied his team to beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, in overtime.

Quarterback Tom Brady had a typically sharp week of preparation, the coach said.

Actually, there was a lot that happened all year. Brady will be 40 next season, and for all of his greatness, age comes for everybody, usually faster than expected. That one also features Brady handing over the four rings.

Brady has been with the Patriots for the past 17 years.

Of all his championships, this was surely the most hard for Brady, tonight and this season. "She came here. And I just saw her, and that was really cool". "This is unequivocally the sweetest. It felt like that's what we did last night", Belichick said. "I don't think that needs any explanation".

- Brady insinuated his game jersey was still missing, revealing he also lost it after the Patriots' last Super Bowl win.

Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw now look up to him.

When nose tackle Grady Jarrett picked up and suplexed Patriots running back Dion Lewis at the end of a run play near the end of the second quarter, it was a good example of the way the Falcons physically dominated before halftime. That was the 92nd offensive snap for the Patriots - at that point, exactly twice as many as the Falcons' offense had.

The QB told the media on Monday that he would give his Super Bowl 51 truck to James White - who scored the winning TD - but it turns out, there's no truck to give away.

But there he was, doing Tom Brady things, throwing for a Super Bowl record 466 yards on 43 completions for 2 TDs.

"It is what it is", defensive end Dwight Freeney said. "He tears people's hearts out". Unlike some recent teams who came apart after losing the Super Bowl, Atlanta should be fine because all of their key players are under contract to return next season with the exception of Taylor Gabriel, who is a restricted free agent. America took a half-day from obsessing over world events to share in the viewing and discussing of Tom Brady, Lady Gaga, Julian Edelman's "David Tyree in the upside down world" catch and the comeback. He grasped his children in his arms as he kissed his wife and made his way to his mom.

Including, of course, the four-game "Deflategate" suspension for Brady. As he ran onto the field right before the game, he glanced up in the stands, as he said he would, and appeared to be looking for his mother. With just a couple of minutes left in the third quarter, Atlanta led 28-3. "We're going to remember this for the rest of our lives".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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