The Patriots are champs, after what was statistically the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. With a second-half low win probability of 0.4 percent, no team has ever overcome a deeper deficit than Tom Brady and the Pats did tonight:
Authentic Womens Myles Turner Jersey A quick impression, without having looked at the coaches¡¯ film, of what the Pats did on that regulation-ending drive and what they did here in overtime: They¡¯re spreading the Falcons out, with a lot of combo routes and crossing routes. Brady making quicker decisions. Made it tougher for the Falcons to clog the middle and to force Brady to hold the ball.
The Steelers led Super Bowl XIII 21-14 in the first half, nearly putting the game over the total by halftime. Pittsburgh extended its lead to 35-17 with less than 7 minutes to go. Dallas mounted a rally to cut the lead back to 4, but not enough to cover the 3.5-point spread. Dallas scored its final touchdown with 26 seconds remaining to cut the lead to 35-31. Perhaps if the two-point conversion rule had existed, Dallas would have gone for two to make it a three-point deficit and provide a miracle backdoor cover, but the NFL did not adopt the two-point conversion until 1994.
Authentic Womens Kayvon Webster Jersey Seeing a pattern here? Again, the favorite covered relatively easily, but the total was in doubt late. Trailing 27-10 late in the fourth quarter, Denver moved the ball to the Cowboys 11-yard line. After a couple negative plays, Denver faced a fourth-and-23 from the Cowboys 24 with less than four minutes remaining. Rather than kick the field goal which would have put the game over the total, Denver opted to go for it, throwing an incomplete pass to seal the under.
Matt Ryan won the MVP. He won the Offensive Player of the Year award. He won the NFC Championship Game.
Unfortunately, he might be remembered most this season for the game he lost.
It also may fuel their fire going into the 2017 season.