New England Patriots clinch SB51 victory in overtime

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Monday, February 6, 2017
Atlanta Falcons' Austin Hooper, left, is tackled by New England Patriots' Duron Harmon during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Bryant kicks an extra point during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
New England Patriots' Patrick Chung breaks up a pass intended for Atlanta Falcons' Austin Hooper (81)during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) breaks loose from New England Patriots' Jabaal Sheard during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan is sacked by the New England Patriots defense during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
The Atlanta Falcons prepare to snap the ball against the New England Patriots at the line of scrimmage during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons' Taylor Gabriel celebrates after a pass reception during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan gestures after Tevin Coleman scores a touchdown, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots.
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman runs against Atlanta Falcons' Levine Toilolo on a punt return during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl.
Atlanta Falcons' Josh Harris, center, prepares to shape the ball during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman can't hold onto the ball as Atlanta Falcons' Robert Alford defends, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons' Taylor Gabriel makes a catch against New England Patriots' Duron Harmon during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan passes against the New England Patriots during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' C.J. Goodwin breaks up a pass intended for New England Patriots' Dion Lewis, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman plays against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Martellus Bennett helmet is locked with Atlanta Falcons' Dwight Freeney, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons' Josh Harris, center, prepares to shape the ball during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady throws a pass during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman (11) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady throws against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady throws against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady throws against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Devonta Freeman runs against New England Patriots' Dont'a Hightower during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Taylor Gabriel (18) makes a catch against New England Patriots' Duron Harmon (30) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
New England Patriots' Jonathan Jones, left, fails to block an extra point kick by Atlanta Falcons' Matt Bryant during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady passes against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' C.J. Goodwin breaks up a pass intended for New England Patriots' Dion Lewis (33) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman (11) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady throws against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Austin Hooper, left, is tackled by New England Patriots' Duron Harmon during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady slides against the Atlanta Falcons defense during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan throws a pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan throws a pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Deion Jones (45) celebrates after Robert Alford recovers a fumble during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots.
Atlanta Falcons' Devonta Freeman runs for a touchdown during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan throws a touchdown pass to Austin Hooper, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, right, talks to Justin Hardy during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan, right, on the sidelines against the New England Patriots during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones (11) makes a catch against New England Patriots' Eric Rowe (25) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Devonta Freeman dives in the end zone after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons' Deion Jones (45) celebrates after Robert Alford recovers a fumble during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
New England Patriots' Patrick Chung breaks up a pass intended for Atlanta Falcons' Austin Hooper during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons' Devonta Freeman scores a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Devonta Freeman scores a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones, right, makes a catch as New England Patriots' Logan Ryan defends during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan, right, on the sidelines against the New England Patriots during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Patrick Chung (23) breaks up a pass intended for Atlanta Falcons' Austin Hooper during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan hands off the ball against the New England Patriots during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Robert Alford recovers a fumble during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan throws against the New England Patriots during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Austin Hooper eyes a touchdown pass as New England Patriots' Patrick Chung attempts to tackle, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
New England Patriots' James White (28) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons' C.J. Goodwin during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Austin Hooper catches a touchdown pass ahead of New England Patriots' Patrick Chung during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons players take the field before the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Atlanta Falcons' Austin Hooper (81) makes a touchdown reception against New England Patriots' Patrick Chung (23) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons' Robert Alford celebrates with his teammates after recovering a fumble during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady calls an audible from the line of scrimmage in the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady drops back to pass under pressure from Atlanta Falcons' Brooks Reed in the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady looks too pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan signals on the field during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan looks to pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan hands off to Tevin Coleman, right, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) slides against New England Patriots' Alan Branch (97) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman grabs a pass as Atlanta Falcons' Robert Alford defends, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan, left, on the sidelines during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Deion Jones (45) celebrates after Robert Alford recovers a fumble during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots.
New England Patriots' James White carries past Atlanta Falcons' Jalen Collins, right, and Ra'Shede Hageman, left, in the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
New England Patriots' James White, top, catches a pass against Atlanta Falcons' Deion Jones during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan passes under pressure as Jake Matthews tries to block for him during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan scrambles with the ball under pressure from New England Patriots' Alan Branch, right, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons players huddle during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' LeGarrette Blount is tackled by Atlanta Falcons' Ricardo Allen, top, and Robert Alford, left, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches a pass against the New England Patriots during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5.
Atlanta Falcons' Deion Jones (45) celebrates after Robert Alford recovers a fumble during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots.
Atlanta Falcons' Robert Alford recovers a fumble during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' LeGarrette Blount carries past Atlanta Falcons' Jonathan Babineaux, center, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman (11) is tackled against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman (11) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons' Robert Alford during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman is tackled by Atlanta Falcons' Robert Alford during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan, left, on the sidelines during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Robert Alford celebrates with his teammates after recovering a fumble during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots
New England Patriots' Tom Brady warms up before the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
New England Patriots' Tom Brady looks to pass, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan stands on the sideline during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady looks to pass, during the first half the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Trey Flowers sacks Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan is sacked by New England Patriots' Trey Flowers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Ryan Allen punts against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady passes under pressure from Atlanta Falcons' Grady Jarrett during the first half of NFL Super Bowl 51.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady passes against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman is up ended by Atlanta Falcons' Philip Wheeler, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Devonta Freeman runs against the New England Patriots defense during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Devonta Freeman runs against the New England Patriots defense during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan, center, plays against the New England Patriots during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Atlanta Falcons' Devonta Freeman (24) runs against New England Patriots' Rob Ninkovich (50) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Bosher punts during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) waits for the snap behind David Andrews (60), New England Patriots' Joe Thuney (62) Nate Solder (77) .
Members of the Atlanta Falcons gather on the field before the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman (11) is upended by Atlanta Falcons' Philip Wheeler during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman (11) is upended by Atlanta Falcons' Philip Wheeler during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game.
New England Patriots' LeGarrette Blount (29) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Malcolm Mitchell, right, catches a pass under pressure from Atlanta Falcons' Jalen Collins during the first half.
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman, top, is tackled by Atlanta Falcons' Philip Wheeler during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan stands on the sideline during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady passes against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady plays against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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New England Patriots clinch SB51 victory in overtimeAtlanta Falcons' Austin Hooper, left, is tackled by New England Patriots' Duron Harmon during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The New England Patriots clinched a tight victory over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime. Swipe through the gallery above to see key moments from the game.

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The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Evelina Children's Hospital in London on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.
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Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports, let alone Super Bowl history, lifting New England from a 25-point hole to the Patriots' fifth NFL championship in the game's first overtime finish.

The Patriots scored 19 points in the final quarter, including a pair of 2-point conversions, then marched relentlessly to James White's 2-yard touchdown run in overtime beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 Sunday night.

Brady, the first quarterback with five Super Bowl rings, guided the Patriots (17-2) through a tiring Atlanta defense for fourth-quarter touchdowns on a 6-yard pass to Danny Amendola and a 1-yard run by White, which came with 57 seconds remaining in regulation. White ran for the first 2-pointer and Amendola did the deed with a reception on the second.

Brady finished 43 for 62, the most attempts in Super Bowl history, for 466 yards and two touchdowns.

"You know, we all brought each other back," Brady said. "We never felt out of it. It was a tough battle. They have a great team. I give them a lot of credit. We just made a few more plays than them."

Before the stunning rally - New England already held the biggest comeback in the final period when it turned around a 10-point deficit to beat Seattle two years ago - the Falcons (13-6) appeared poised to take their first NFL championship in 51 seasons. Having never been in such a pressurized environment, their previously staunch pass rush disappeared, and Brady tore them apart.

"Deflategate" far behind them, Brady and Bill Belichick won their 25th postseason game, by far a record. It's hard to imagine a tenser victory.

Belichick became the first coach with five Super Bowl crowns.

The Patriots won the coin toss for overtime and it was no contest. Brady completed six passes. A pass interference call took the ball to the 2, and White scooted to his right and barely over the goal line.

His teammates streamed off the sideline to engulf White as confetti streamed down from the NRG Stadium rafters.