It’s the 51st annual Super Bowl from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Atlanta Falcons will face off against the New England Patriots.
Four time Country Music Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan sang the National Anthem while Kriston Lee Pumphrey signed the Anthem. Pumphrey is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Former US President George Bush and his wife Barbara were present for the coin toss with President Bush tossing the coin. The Patriots called heads but lost the toss. Atlanta deferred to the second hal.
The kickoff was a touch back and the Patriots took over on the 25 yard line. The Patriots went three and out and punted the ball.
After a holding call, the Falcons took over the ball on the eight yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Atlanta’s Davonta Freeman ran the ball to the 45 yard line. On the next set of downs the Falcons failed to convert and had to punt the ball.
New England began their second possession on the 10 yard line. The Patriots were marching the ball down the field and on their fourth set of downs, quarterback Tom Brady was sacked twice and the Patriots again had to punt the ball.
Atlanta takes over the ball on the eleven yard line but failed to convert the second set of downs and had to punt the ball.
New England takes over the ball on the 18 yard line after the punt. After a 30 yard pass completion the Patriots made a seven yard run to end the first quarter.
End of the first quarter the game was scoreless.
The Patriots begin the second quarter with a 27 yard pass completion on a third and one. On the next play New England fumbles the ball and turns it over to Atlanta.
The Falcons march down the field to score a touch down on a run by Davonta Freeman. The extra point is good.
New England – 0 Atlanta – 7
New England takes over possession of the ball on the 16 yard line after the kickoff, but goes three and out and has to punt the ball.
Atlanta takes over the ball on the 38 yard line and again marches the ball down the field for a touch down. The extra point was good.
New England – 0 Atlanta – 14
New England takes over the ball on the 25 yard line after the kickoff and touch back.
New England begins marching down the field with the help of three third down holding calls on Atlanta but has their drive cut short by an interception that Atlanta runs back for a touch down. The extra point is good.
New England – 0 Atlanta – 21
The kickoff goes into the end zone for a touch back. New England takes over possession of the ball on the 25 yard line.
New England moves down the field but with only two seconds remaining in the half, the Patriots kick a field goal to make the score 21- 3 at halftime.
End of half: New England – 3 Atlanta – 21
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The second half begins with New England kicking off to Atlanta. After running the ball back, Atlanta takes over possession on the 19 yard line. The Falcons go three and out and punt the ball.
On the run back, the Patriots step out of bounds on the 47 yard line. The Patriots go three and out and have to punt the ball.
Atlanta takes over possession of the ball on the 15 yard line. The Falcons march the ball down the field for their fourth touch down of the game. The extra point is good.
New England – 3 Atlanta – 28
The Patriots take over the ball on the 25 yard line after the kickoff is a touch back. Driving the ball down the field, the Patriots convert a fourth down with a pass completion that continues the drive and results in a New England touchdown. The extra point hits off the right upright and is no good.
New England – 9 Atlanta 28
New England tries an onside kick but fails to regain possession of the ball. Atlanta’s ball. Atlanta goes three and out with a holding call, incomplete pass, and a sack.
End of the third quarter.
New England – 9 Atlanta – 28
The fourth quarter begins with a punt by the Atlanta Falcons.
New England takes over the ball on the 13 yard line.
The Patriots march down the field but the drive is stalled when Tom Brady is sacked. The Patriots kick a field goal.
New England – 12 Atlanta – 28
Atlanta takes over the ball on the 28 yard line after the kickoff but fumbles the ball on third and one. New England recovers the fumble.
New England takes the ball down for a touchdown and goes for the two point conversion which is good.
New England – 20 Atlanta – 28
Atlanta brings out the ball and begins their drive on the 10 yard line. After two first down conversions, Atlanta fails to convert a third and 33 and punts the ball.
The Patriots take over the ball on the nine yard line. After two incomplete passes, the Patriots complete a 16 yard pass to continue the drive. The drive continues including a challenge for a questionable pass that is ruled complete. New England takes the ball down for a touchdown and a second two point conversion to tie the game.
New England – 28 Atlanta – 28
After Atlanta brought a goal line kickoff out, they began the drive on the eleven yard line but after one first down, they failed to convert a third down and had to punt the ball.
New England takes over the ball on the 35 yard line.
At the end of regulation play the score is tied and will send the Super Bowl into overtime for the first time in the game’s history.
Once again calling heads, the New England Patriots win the coin toss and elect to get the ball. After the kickoff is a touchback, the Patriots take the ball down the field for a touch down and the win of the game.
Final score: New England – 34 Atlanta – 28
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