Well the Super Bowl has come and gone. It was a marvel to see one of the greatest comebacks in the history of any sports league. The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the first ever Super Bowl to go into overtime.
The game could not have started better for the Falcons. At halftime they were up 21-3 and looking as good as any team. It got even better from there as the Falcons would soon go up 28-3 halfway through the third quarter. Then the Patriots scored a touchdown, but missed the extra point. No big deal right? The Falcons were still up 28-12. On the ensuing Falcons possession Matt Ryan was sacked and fumbled the ball. The Patriots proceeded to drive down the field and score, they went for two and made the game 28-20. The next Falcons drive got to the Patriots 20 yard line and were on the verge of putting the game away with a field goal. All they had to do was run the clock and kicked a field goal and they would have won the game. But that would not be the case, the Falcons passed three straight times. A sack and a holding penalty forced the Falcons out of field goal range and they were forced to punt the ball. The Patriots marched down the field and scored the game tying touchdown and two point conversion. This sent the game into overtime. In overtime the Patriots won the coin toss and went down the field easily and scored the winning touchdown. This capped off one of the greatest if not the greatest comeback in NFL history.
I don’t really know what to say about this one. The Falcons had the game won and just threw it away. It is what it is though. The Falcons are primed to repeat next year as NFC South next year and are favorites to make the Super Bowl again. With all this being said, I still hate the Patriots more than any other team that has ever existed.
You can see the highlights of the Super Bowl below.