New England Patriots win first ever overtime Super Bowl

New England Patriots' Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 51 (all times local):

Tom Brady’s performance breaks the Super Bowl records for most passing yards (466) and completions (43).

The Patriots pulled off the biggest Super Bowl comeback in history.

10:25 p.m.

TOUCHDOWN NEW ENGLAND! The New England Patriots have won Super Bowl LI after scoring 25-unanswered points capped off by James White scoring a two yard touchdown.

10:12 p.m.

OVERTIME! For the first time in Super Bowl history, a champion will be crowned after overtime. New England wins the toss and will get the first chance to win the Super Bowl.

10:05 p.m.

TOUCHDOWN AND TWO POINT CONVERSION GOOD FOR NEW ENGLAND! Running back James White punches it in from one yard out and receiver Danny Amendola scores the two point conversion to tie the game with 57 seconds left in the game!

Tie game: 28-28

WATE 6 On Your Side Reporter Laura Halm may have put this game best:

9:58 p.m.

UNBELIEVABLE! New England Patriot wide receiver Julian Edelman makes the catch of the year to bring the Patriots into Atlanta territory! New England threatening to tie this Super Bowl up! Atlanta up 8 with 1:57 left in the game!

9:52 p.m.

A sack and penalty push Atlanta out of field goal range! New England will get the ball with a chance to tie the game! 28-20 Atlanta leads with 3:38 left in the game.

9:48 p.m.

Unbelievable catch by Atlanta receiver Julio Jones for 27-yards to put the Falcons in field goal range. Atlanta leads 28-20 with 4-minutes left in the game.

9:41 p.m.

TOUCHDOWN! Tom Brady finds wide receiver Danny Amendola for a six-yard touchdown. New England also converted the two-point conversion to make it a one score game! Atlanta’s lead shrinks to 8; leading 28-20 with 5:56 left in the game.

9:38 p.m.

TURNOVER! On a crucial third and one, Matt Ryan fumbles and the Patriots recover in excellent field position. Down two scores, 28-12 with 7:45 left in the game.

9:33 p.m.

A number of MVP options for you to vote on! Just under 10 minutes left to play:

9:27 p.m

FIELD GOAL! New England tacks on three more, after a promising drive dies following two sacks from Atlanta defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. Atlanta leads 28-12 with 9:44 left in the game.

9:16 p.m.

New England sacks quarterback Matt Ryan on third down, forcing the Falcons to give the Patriots the ball to start the 4th quarter. ATL: 28 NE:9 at the start of the final quarter.

9:10 p.m.

The Patriots try an onside kick and fail to recover it. The Falcons will have the ball with great field position.

9:06 p.m.

TOUCHDOWN! New England quarterback Tom Brady finds running back James White for a 5-yard touchdown to cut the lead down. The Patriots did miss the extra point. Atlanta leads 28-9 with 2:06 left in the 3rd quarter. 

9:01 p.m.

New England is trying to crawl their way back into this game. They’re inside the Falcon’s 20-yard-line with 3-minutes left in the 3rd quarter. Still 28-3 Atlanta.

8:53 p.m.

TOUCHDOWN! Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan finds running back Tevin Coleman for a six-yard touchdown.

Ryan has thrown for 193 yards and two touchdowns. Atlanta in control 28-3 with 8:31 left in the 3rd quarter.

8:50 p.m.

New England, unable to capitalize on good field position, punts the ball back to Atlanta. The Falcons are wasting no time taking advantage, currently inside New England’s 10-yard-line.

8:37 p.m

Atlanta gets the ball to start the second half and immediately goes three and out. New England now has a chance to make up some ground. ATL: 21 NE: 3 with 13:01 left in the 3rd quarter.

A number of big name celebrities are in attendance for the Super Bowl:

8:30 p.m.

The WATE 6 On Your Side Sports team certainly found Lady Gaga’s halftime performance captivating:

WATE 6 On Your Side meteorologist Ken Weathers thinks this might just be Atlanta’s year:

8:02 p.m.

FIELD GOAL! After a penalty, the Patriots are forced to kick a field goal to get on the board. Atlanta leads 21-3 at Halftime and will get the ball first to start the third quarter.

7:58 p.m.

New England, looking to bounce back, is putting together a strong drive just before halftime.

They’re now at Atlanta’s 15-yard-line with 23 seconds remaining in the half.

7: 45 p.m.

TOUCHDOWN! After a long drive, New England quarterback Tom Brady throws an interception to cornerback Robert Alford.

Alford then goes 82-yards the other way for the touchdown. Atlanta pulling away quickly 21-0 with 2:21 left in the second quarter.

7:36 p.m.

Patriots struggling to move the ball consistently but two defensive holding penalties on the Falcons keeps New England moving. Atlanta leads 14-0 with 5:35 remaining in the second quarter.

7:28 p.m.

TOUCHDOWN! After New England’s drive stalls out and forces them to punt, the Falcons march 62-yards in five plays capped off by tight end Austin Hooper catching a 19-yard pass from Matt Ryan.

Atlanta: 14 New England: 0 with 8:48 left in the second quarter.

7:16 p.m.

TOUCHDOWN! Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman runs it in from 5 Yards out to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead. 12:15 left in the first half

7:13 p.m.

Two big passes from Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan to wide receiver Julio Jones has the Falcons close to putting up the first point of the game with 12:20 left in the first half.

7:09 p.m.

TURNOVER! Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount fumbles and the ball is recovered by Atlanta. NE: 0 ATL: 0 14:08 left in the 2nd quarter.

7:05 p.m.

No score after the 1st quarter. New England is leading the way through the air with 68 passing yards. The Falcons have racked up 56 yards on the ground. 0-0, 15:00 minutes left in the 2nd quarter.

6:40 p.m.

Both Atlanta and New England forced to punt after their opening drives. 0-0 10:00 minutes left in the 1st quarter.


The Super Bowl had a special guest for the ceremonial coin toss moments before the game

5 p.m.

New England receiver Michael Floyd is inactive for Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Atlanta Falcons.

Floyd, who was claimed off waivers in mid-December after Arizona released him following a DUI arrest, is inactive for the second straight game. Floyd sat out the AFC championship game to make room on the roster for Danny Amendola, who returned from an ankle injury.

Other inactives for the Patriots are rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett, cornerbacks Justin Coleman and Cyrus Jones, running back D.J. Foster, safety Jordan Richards and tackle LaAdrian Waddle.

Inactive players for Atlanta are receiver Nick Williams, running back Terron Ward, cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, safety Dashon Goldson, linebacker Josh Keyes, offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer and tight end D.J. Tialavea.


2 p.m.

Fans started entering NRG Stadium four hours before the Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.

The Patriots are going for their fifth Super Bowl in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era. A win would give Brady the most Super Bowls in league history, breaking a tie with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw.

The Patriots have overcome Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension, star tight end Rob Gronkowski’s season-ending back surgery and the loss of two defensive stalwarts, Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins.

The Falcons, making their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, are going for their first title led by league MVP Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones.

Country star Luke Bryan will do the national anthem and Lady Gaga will perform the halftime show.

New England will enter the game as a 3-point favorite.


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