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The NFL’s Best Keep Success in Perspective at the Big Game

Super Bowl 51 is in the history books, but as the cleanup begins in Houston CBN Sports reporter Shawn Brown files this report from NGR Stadium. Read Transcript


SHAWN BROWN: Hello, and welcome to NRG Stadium here in Houston

for CBN's coverage of Super Bowl 51

where the New England Patriots captured their fifth Super Bowl

championship in franchise history.

And boy, did they have to work for it.

Tom Brady led his team back from a 25-point deficit

to become the first quarterback with five Super Bowl

championships, passing Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana.

And we'll go down to the lockers for some player reaction,

but first, let's see how the Patriots made the biggest

comeback in Super Bowl history.

The game got off to a slow start with no scoring

into the second quarter.

But Atlanta struck first after Robert Alford recovers a fumble

from LeGarrette Blount, which led to this run

by Devonta Freeman.

Woop, one cut.

Touchdown, Falcons.

JOE BUCK: Touchdown, Atlanta!

SHAWN BROWN: Then, Matt Ryan connects with Austin Hooper

for 19 yards.


Falcons up, 14-0.

But they keep coming.

Here's Tom Brady with a pass intended for Danny Amendola.

That's picked off by Robert Alford

who takes it to the house.

Falcons 21, Patriots 0.

Here come the Falcon again.

Here's Matt Ryan with a short pass to Tevin Coleman.


Falcons up, 28 to 3.

But with 2:12 left in the third, Patriots finally

find the end zone.

But they had to settle for six.

On the next possession, they had to settle for three.

But here's where the Pats start to heat up.

Watch this amazing catch by Julian Edelman.

Later, Brady makes a short pass to Amendola.


They go for two, and it's good.

Then after a 91-yard drive, James White muscles it in.


And the two-point conversion is good, and the score is tied.

And for the first time in history,

the Super Bowl heads to overtime.

But it was all Patriots.

After a 75-yard drive, James White again runs it in.


And the Patriots are Super Bowl champs.

We had some opportunities to make plays.

We just missed on a couple of things

and just made a few mistakes.

And ultimately, when you're playing a really good football

team like New England, those mistakes ended up costing.

You really can't just point any fingers at anybody.

It was a group thing.

And we're brothers around here, and we just going

to have to back each other after this loss.

It's hard to win a game in the NFL.

And to beat this team and to get down 28-3,

and you know, it was just a lot of mental toughness

by our team.

And you know, we're all going remember

this for the rest of our life.

This team is tough, man.

We're resilient all year.

Started the season off that way, and you know,

I think if you could draw up a book

and make a great ending to this season, this would be it.

To go down in a game where we had no shot to win,

I'm sure a lot of TV sets turned off or turned

to something else.

We just kept fighting.

It's a great win.

I see we won this game, and that's great.

And I'm excited.

But I know I would have won, going home

with my wife, my son, regardless.

And understanding what the Lord did on Calvary,

I already had victory.

So I came out and played confident,

and just kept believing.


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