Insane Julian Edelman Catch Punctuates Largest Super Bowl Comeback Ever


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With just over 14 minutes remaining, it appeared the Atlanta Falcons would waltz through the final quarter-plus of Super Bowl 51 to their first ever championship.

But the New England Patriots responded to a 28-3 deficit with 25 straight points to tie things at 28 for the largest Super Bowl comeback in history.

Their final scoring drive of regulation tied things up with a hair under a minute left, but the play of the drive belonged to Julian Edelman. He somehow came up with this Tom Brady pass, which was tipped in the secondary.

Yeah. Seriously.

The greatest Super Bowl comeback ever led to the first overtime in Super Bowl history.

Brady opened the extra period by orchestrating an eight-play, 75-yard drive. James White—who had a monstrous night—punched in the game-winning touchdown for a final score of 34-28.

After a rough start, Brady finished with 466 yards on 43-of-61 passing with two touchdowns and an interception. It's his fifth Super Bowl victory, the most for a quarterback and tied with defensive end Charles Haley for the most at any position.