Morning Buzz: Greatest comeback ever
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The team for the ages … well, at least for this generation … the New England Patriots, made a comeback unlike any the Super Bowl has seen.
Down but not quite counted out, the Patriots rode the clutch right arm of quarterback Tom Brady to overhaul the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, in overtime.
New England (17-2), the top seed in the AFC, won the 51st game by overcoming a 25-point deficit, 15 more than the previous high in Super Bowl history. Atlanta (13-6), the second seed in the NFC, suffered the most crushing defeat in its 51-year history.
It was the third-largest comeback in playoff history, trailing the 32 that Buffalo overcame to beat Houston, 41-38, in a 1992 wild-card game and the 28 that Indianapolis overcame to upend Kansas City, 45-44, in a 2013 wild-card game.
As Nancy Armour wrote for USA Today Sports, it was the end of Tom Brady’s Deflategate Revenge Tour.
Charles White writes on former Wisconsin running back James White’s performance being MVP-worthy.
Leave it to Ryan Wood to put things in perspective:
ACME Packing Company compares the two collapses as well:
The NFL held its annual NFL Honors award show on Saturday night, where Jordy Nelson won Comeback Player of the Year:
The host for the NFL Honors, Keegan Michael Key, had a great bit as Aaron Rodgers’ “anger translator”
With the 2016 season officially in the books, time to turn to next year. Here’s a look at the Packers’ opponents in 2017:
CHTV looks at how close the Packers are to winning another Super Bowl:
Vegas, of course, already has the odds of such a thing occurring:
The Internet went to town on the Falcons like only the Internet can:
Julian Edelman had possibly the greatest catch in Super Bowl history last night:
GMFB took on the task of assessing Brady’s legacy this morning:
Finally, this was probably my favorite thing to come out of last night’s game. It’s just pure Internet genius:
And this was, by far, my favorite commercial: