For the fifth time in the organization’s history, the New England Patriots have won a Super Bowl.
Starting in 2001, with Tom Brady leading the pack at quarterback, the Patriots have won a Championship in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, and now Super Bowl LI.Image Credit: Getty Images/JEFF HAYNES/AFP
Yet the only similarities about all five of their Super Bowl wins is Brady and the team’s head coach for the last 17 years, Bill Belichick.
In this particular game, the Patriots had a rough start, trailing 21 — 3 going into the second half. People were quick to put their confidence in the Falcons:
The only patriot who showed up to play today was George Herbert Walker Bush. #SuperBowl
— Brian Fraley (@Dailytakes) February 6, 2017
Then came the second half, when Brady threw for over 400 yards and overcame the 25-point deficit to put the game into overtime.
Tom Brady has the ball down just one possession… pic.twitter.com/xyKklqtX7a
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) February 6, 2017
In the end, the Patriots, despite Tom Brady’s four-game suspension at the start of the season, earned a fifth championship by defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34 to 28.