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New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI

The New England Patriots won Super Bowl LI on Sunday night in Houston, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 for New England's fifth Super Bowl win, after the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history.

At the end of regulation play, the score was tied 28-28, and for the first time in the championship game's history, the Super Bowl went into overtime. The game started out promising for Atlanta. After a scoreless first quarter, the Falcons took the lead in the second quarter, with Devonta Freeman scoring the game's first touchdown. His teammates Austin Hooper and Robert Alford quickly scored additional touchdowns, and the Patriots weren't on the board until the end of the second quarter, earning three points from a field goal.

The first touchdown for the Patriots came from James White, and later, after a touchdown from Danny Amendola, White had a two-point conversion, bringing the score to 28-20. With a minute left, the Patriots tied the game with a touchdown from White and a two-point conversion from Amendola. This was the first Falcons Super Bowl appearance in nearly two decades, and the ninth for the Patriots.

Editor's note: This article originally misstated the final score of the Super Bowl. It has since been corrected. We regret the error.