The first pick-six in the long, Hall of Fame career of Tom Brady couldn't have come at a worse time.
With his New England Patriots already trailing 14-0 and unable to stop Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons offense, Brady was knocking on the door of a score when cornerback Robert Alford stepped in to return an interception 82 yards for a score on the 12th play of the drive.
Tom Brady's first touchdown in Super Bowl 51…but for the wrong team pic.twitter.com/BqNHbucyUs
— The Football Bible™ (@TheFBBible) February 6, 2017
His first intercepted pass to be returned for a touchdown came in his 34th career playoff game.
A Brady tackle attempt failed. Hard.
please enjoy tom brady's epic fail of a tackle over and over again pic.twitter.com/0D5uxVGbON
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) February 6, 2017
The Pats managed a field goal before the half, to trail 21-3. Through the first 30 minutes of Super Bowl 51, the Patriots quarterback has completed 17 of 28 passes for 176 yards.