Super Bowl Sum Up


AP Images

New England Patriots’ Tom Brady (12) passes during overtime of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The New England Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl title on February 5, 2017.  Houston housed Super Bowl LI this year where the New England Patriots played against the Atlanta Falcons. This made quarterback Tom Brady the only athlete to have won the Super Bowl five times. The pregame show included “America the Beautiful” performed by Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo, who starred as “The Schuyler Sisters” in Hamilton: An American Musical. The national anthem was performed by Music Association Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan. After recently being released from the hospital, former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush were escorted onto the field for the coin toss. From his wheelchair, former President Bush tossed the coin into the air. The Falcons won the toss and the ball was given to the Patriots. There was no score after the first quarter, but the Falcons were ahead going into halftime with 21 to 3. The halftime performance by Lady Gaga was compilation of her older works, “Poker Face”, “Just Dance”, as well as her newest hit “Million Reasons”. She ended her performance with her 2009 dance hit “Bad Romance”. By the end of the third quarter, the Falcons were ahead with 28 to 9, but the Patriots had a successful comeback in the fourth quarter, scoring 19 more points. This tied the teams up for the very first overtime in the history of the Super Bowl. The Patriots won the second coin toss and decided to keep the ball going into overtime, and they made the first touchdown, declaring their win 34 to 28. At the end of the game, quarterback Tom Brady was awarded the record breaking fourth MVP title of the Super Bowl.