If New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s place among the greatest in National Football League history was ever in question, that debate ended Sunday night.
Brady engineered a 25-point comeback in the second half, and the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the first Super Bowl to ever get to overtime.
After winning the coin toss to take possession in overtime, Brady marched the Patriots offense down the field and made a lateral pass to running back James White who punched in a two-yard score to seal the victory.
For Brady, it’s the fifth Super Bowl victory of his career, eclipsing the record four he previously held with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw.
Tom Brady was named Super Bowl MVP for the fourth time in his career – also a league record.
The loss was bittersweet for Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who was close to perfect in the first half of the game just 24 hours removed from being named NFL MVP.