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SB 51: Patriots Stun Falcons Completing Biggest Comeback In Super Bowl History

Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and the New England Patriots trailing 28-3 in the 2nd half comeback to beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime to win Super Bowl’s greatest comeback and epic collapse:

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Head coach Bill Belichick, Tom Brady #12 and LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Via The New York Times:

A new standard has been set, as Tom Brady of the New England Patriots became the first quarterback in N.F.L. history to win five Super Bowls, leading his team to a 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

It looked like a blowout in Atlanta’s favor, with the Falcons racing to a 28-3 lead, but Brady, who had endured a great deal of pressure for much of the game, held tight and reeled off 25 consecutive points before the overtime period, getting a great deal of help from a circus catch by Julian Edelman that will help erase the Patriots’ painful memory of being sunk by David Tyree’s helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII.

After forcing the first overtime in Super Bowl history, the Patriots got the ball first and, as they have done so many times in Brady’s career, marched down the field, going 75 yards on eight plays, winning on James White’s 2-yard touchdown run.

“We all brought each other back,” said Brady, who was named Super Bowl M.V.P. for a record fourth time. “We never felt out of it.”

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NBA Playoffs: Dwight Howard, James Harden Lead The Houston Rockets Past Dallas Mavs In Playoffs Opening Round

Dwight Howard and James Harden dominate 1st round series vs Mavs as Houston becomes a sleeper in Western Conference:

NBA: Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets

Via ESPN. com

HOUSTON — The owner wearing the cool sunglasses slowly got up from his courtside seat as the standing ovation began.

Leslie Alexander, who owns the Houston Rockets, shook hands with some people sitting next to him as if he’s been here before.

Well, he has. It’s just that this Rockets version of the big three as a group hadn’t escaped the first round until Tuesday night.

The Rockets eliminated the Dallas Mavericks in five games with a 103-94 victory on Tuesday, earning a berth in the second round for just the second time since 1997.

The Rockets’ big three of Kevin McHale, the coach, James Harden, the MVP candidate, and Dwight Howard, the star center, advanced after being knocked out in the first round in each of the past two seasons. Howard has been around since the 2013-14 season. Read the rest of this entry