Tom Brady rewatches Patriots’ comeback vs. Falcons in Super Bowl LI
Tom Brady might not be playing for the New England Patriots in 2020, but he is reveling in some of his best moments with the franchise while remaining indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Brady spent his Sunday rewatching New England’s historic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, posting some of the highlights to his Instagram stories.
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This comeback is still wild three years later 🤯
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That game still holds up as one of the most memorable in NFL history, with the Pats erasing a 28-3 deficit to capture their fifth Super Bowl title in overtime.
The Falcons dominated every aspect of the game in the first half and early moments of the second quarter, including a pick-six of Brady by Falcons cornerback Robert Alford.
But Brady would not be denied. He led a touchdown drive towards the end of the third quarter and another drive resulting in a field goal with just under 10 minutes to play in the fourth.
Thanks in part to a fumble created by former Pats linebacker Dont’a Hightower, the Patriots scored again on a strike from Brady to Danny Amendola. New England converted the two-point conversion to make it a one-possession game.
The Falcons stalled again, leading to legendary, game-tying drive that included Julian Edelman making a miraculous catch within an inch of the ground on a ball that was nearly intercepted.
New England would finish the drive with a touchdown and a two-point conversion and–after winning the coin toss in overtime–Brady led them down the field for a game-winning drive punctuated by a James White touchdown run.
Brady finished the game with 466 yards and two touchdowns, but his dazzling display over the final 18 minutes is what will live forever in the minds of football fans.
Although “Tom Terrific” is headed to Tampa Bay, that game serves as a reminder for why Brady is the best and most beloved player in franchise history.