Patriots triumph: The best photos



Super Bowl LI: The best photos

New England quarterback Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after leading the Patriots to a 34-28 victory in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, February 5. Brady threw for a Super Bowl-record 466 yards as New England completed the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. The Patriots trailed Atlanta 28-3 in the third quarter but rallied to win in overtime.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

New England running back James White is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime. White ran it in from two yards away after a pass interference penalty on Atlanta.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

White scores the winning touchdown in overtime. It was the first time that the Super Bowl went to overtime.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

White also scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. A successful two-point conversion tied the game at 28 after Atlanta led 28-9 at the end of the third quarter.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Brady raises his arms after a touchdown late in the second half.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones stretches for a sideline catch in the fourth quarter. It put the Falcons in field-goal position with a chance to maybe put the game out of reach. But a sack and a holding penalty pushed them back toward midfield and they had to punt.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Atlanta wide receiver Mohamed Sanu tussles with New England’s Logan Ryan during the second half.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Danny Amendola catches a 6-yard touchdown pass for New England in the fourth quarter. After a two-point conversion, the Patriots cut the Falcons’ lead to 28-20 with just under six minutes remaining.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan fumbles as he’s sacked by Dont’a Hightower in the fourth quarter.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

White is tackled by Atlanta’s Jalen Collins, bottom, and De’Vondre Campbell in the second half.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Brady prepares to pass in the second half.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Brady is sacked by Grady Jarrett in the fourth quarter. Jarrett had three sacks in the game.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

White crosses the goal line for a third-quarter touchdown. This one was on a short catch.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Amendola tries to run past Campbell.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

After scoring on a 6-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, Falcons running back Tevin Coleman celebrates by making an A for Atlanta.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Atlanta’s Matt Bryant kicks the extra point after Coleman’s touchdown. The Falcons led 28-3.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Brady reacts to an incomplete pass in the second half.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Taylor Gabriel makes a third-quarter catch for Atlanta.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Brady tries to tackle Atlanta’s Robert Alford, who intercepted Brady and ran it back for an 82-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Alford’s score gave the Falcons a 20-0 lead. They led 21-3 at the half.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Atlanta tight end Austin Hooper catches a 19-yard touchdown pass from Ryan in the second quarter.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Ryan throws a pass during the first half.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman scores the game’s first touchdown on a 5-yard run.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Alford recovers a second-quarter fumble by Blount. The turnover led to Freeman’s touchdown.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Brady is helped up by one of his linemen, Joe Thuney.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Blount carries the ball past Atlanta’s Jonathan Babineaux.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Jones makes a catch in the second quarter.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Brady is pressured by Jarrett, who got one of Atlanta’s two first-half sacks.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Freeman breaks a big run in the first quarter.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Edelman is upended by Atlanta’s Philip Wheeler in the first quarter.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

The game was played at NRG Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Country singer Luke Bryan sings the national anthem.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Brady points to the crowd before the start of the game.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

The Falcons take the field before the game.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Rapper 2 Chainz, left, and R&B singer Usher pose for a photo before the game.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett takes a selfie with actor Mark Wahlberg before the game. Bennett’s brother Martellus plays for the Patriots. Wahlberg is a Patriots fan.

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Atlanta owner Arthur Blank, left, greets New England owner Robert Kraft before the game.

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