Patriots overcome 25-point deficit to win Super Bowl LI

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It wasn't the way they drew it up, but the New England Patriots are world champions for the fifth time in their history, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime. 

The Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit in what is now the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, led by none other than Tom Brady, who took home the game's MVP award for the fourth time. 

Down 28-9 heading into the fourth quarter, the Patriots scored 19 unanswered points and forced overtime for the first time in Super Bowl history. New England then drove down the field, and James White capped off the comeback with a two-yard run. He also scored the game-tying touchdown.

The future Hall of Famer and greatest quarterback of all time went 43-of-62 for 466 yards, two touchdown and one interception. 

White finished with 14 catches for 110 yards and a touchdown, while adding 29 yards on six carries and two scores. 

NFL MVP Matt Ryan was excellent as well, going 17-of-23 for 284 yards and two touchdowns. 

Devonta Freeman gashed the Pats early, but was held to 75 yards on 11 carries and scored the game-opening touchdown. Julio Jones caught four balls for 87 yards. 

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