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Tom Brady may have solidified his spot as greatest QB of all time

Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after beating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NESN
Feb 6
Everyone who just watched Super Bowl LI witnessed the greatest comeback in NFL history, and all credit goes out to The GOAT, Thomas Edward Brady.Sure, teams have come back from more points in less time, but it wasn’t against a team as good as the 2016 Atlanta Falcons in a game as big as the Super Bowl.

As the Patriots trailed 21-3, and then 28-3, the tweets started coming that the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history was just 10 points.

Then Brady led the Patriots on a 25-point comeback (that’s two and-half-times the amount of points as the previous comebacks), which included a 91-yard game-tying drive because he needed to add something this insane to his already ridiculous resume. Then, of course he was going to lead them on a game-winning overtime drive, because there was no other possible conclusion to this game.

He obliterated a Super Bowl record with 466 yards while going 43 of 61 with two touchdowns and an interception. And quite frankly, the stats don’t matter. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan finished the game with a higher passer rating than Brady. There was only one quarterback in NFL history who could have led this type of comeback, and it’s Tom Brady.

He has five Super Bowl wins. That’s the most of all-time.

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Bennett confirms he won’t join Patriots on White House trip
Martellus-Bennett
Sporting News
Feb 6
When teams win championships in their respective sports in America they eventually visit the White House to celebrate the victory.The Patriots will be the first team to be honored by President Donald Trump, and one member of the team is not all right with that.

Tight end Martellus Bennett reiterated after the 34-28 overtime win that he will not make the trip with the team with Trump in office.

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Patriots’ James White breaks record for most catches in a Super Bowl
jameswhite
CBS Sports
Feb 6
The New England Patriots accomplished much bigger things on Sunday night, winning the fifth Super Bowl in franchise history in overtime by clawing back from a 25-point deficit, but we think it’s pretty important to note that James White broke himself a record during the game.White caught an incredible 14 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown during the game, and also added six carries for 29 yards and two scores, including both the game-tying touchdown with under a minute left in regulation and the game-winner in overtime. Those 14 catches represent a new Super Bowl record, breaking a mark formerly held by Demaryius Thomas, via Pro-Football-Reference.
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Matt Ryan named NFL MVP for 2016 season
mattryanmvp
USA Today
Feb 5
After a breakout season that has propelled the Atlanta Falcons to Super Bowl LI, quarterback Matt Ryan has won the NFL’s top individual award, the AP Most Valuable Player.Ryan earned 25 of the 50 votes, while New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finished second with 10. Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr each had six, while Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned two and Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott received one.Since Ryan is preparing for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium, he was not present to comment on the achievement.Ryan posted career bests in completion percentage (69.9), yards (4,944), touchdowns (38), and QB rating (117.1). He also threw a career-low seven interceptions.Ryan led the Falcons to the NFL’s top scoring offense, averaging 33.8 points per game, and Atlanta mowed through its schedule to a an 11-5 record and the No. 2 seed in the NFC.

 

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